Frequently Asked Questions
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🌱 The Matcha
Our Organic matcha is USDA and JAS Certified so you can rest assured knowing you've received top grade Ceremonial matcha free of harmful pesticides. The cultivation regulations for Japanese matcha in general are stringent, so even non-organic matcha is highly regulated for health and quality. To put it simply, organic farming methods are more difficult, making our Organic matcha slightly more expensive. Both our Organic and Superior options are top of the line in terms of quality.
These regulations broadly define many
prohibited practices and additives, not limited to the use of
antibiotics in livestock, or the application of most crop-fertilizers.
1 serving is only 1 gram so each serving is under $1...a little matcha goes a long way. If you compare Element Matcha to any other premium matcha you will see the quality and price are much better.
Our matcha is grown, harvested and packaged in Shizuoka, Japan.
Each crop of tea is triple tested for different sources of contamination (including radiation and heavy metals), along with the Japanese Government regulations and testing as well. Drink easy, Element Matcha is as safe as it gets.
Our Organic matcha is certified USDA Organic and JAS Certified.
Our Superior matcha is not organic but advanced farming techniques and natural pesticides keep the quality exceptional.
None, just 100% pure matcha powder.
Step 1 - Add Earth 🌏
Sift 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Element Matcha into a cup of your choice.
Step 2 - Add Water 💧 & Wind 💨
Pour 2 ounces of water into the cup. Whisk the elements until there are no lumps and it becomes frothy.
Step 3 - Add Fire 🔥
Heat the water or milk of your choice to around 160°F, pour into the cup and enjoy your brew.
We also love to use Element Matcha in smoothies, cocktails, food, or anywhere else we can.
Some people complain that matcha has a strong grassy, bitter flavor. Element Matcha is made from the best tencha leaves in the world so you will taste less of that grassy flavor with more umami, and a hint of sweetness for a smooth finish. Our matcha is top tier Ceremonial Grade, making it very easy to differentiate between a common matcha.
Matcha and green tea are both derived from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. However, there are significant differences between the two in terms of cultivation, processing, preparation, and flavor. Here's a breakdown of the differences:
Growing Process: Matcha is grown in the shade for a few weeks before harvesting. This process enhances the chlorophyll content and increases the production of amino acids, resulting in a vibrant green color and a unique flavor profile. Green tea is typically grown under direct sunlight.
Harvesting: Matcha is made from the leaves of tea plants that are picked by hand, selecting only the youngest and finest leaves. Green tea leaves, on the other hand, can be harvested by hand or machine and may include a broader range of leaves.
Processing: After harvesting, matcha leaves are steamed, dried, and ground into a fine powder. This allows for the consumption of the entire leaf, maximizing the intake of nutrients and antioxidants. Green tea leaves, on the other hand, undergo different processes such as withering, rolling, and drying. The final product consists of whole or fragmented leaves.
Preparation: Matcha is traditionally prepared by whisking the powdered tea with hot water, creating a frothy and smooth beverage (electric whisks work great). The tea powder is suspended in the liquid, resulting in a rich and concentrated flavor. Green tea is typically brewed by steeping the leaves in hot water and then discarding them before consuming the infused liquid.
Flavor and Texture: Matcha has a distinct flavor characterized by its vegetal, grassy, and slightly sweet taste. It can also have umami undertones. Green tea, depending on the variety, can have a range of flavors from mild and delicate to bold and slightly astringent.
Caffeine Content: Both matcha and green tea contain caffeine, but matcha generally has a higher concentration. This is because when you consume matcha, you are ingesting the entire leaf, whereas with green tea, you only consume the infused liquid.
Culinary Uses: Matcha is not only consumed as a tea but is also widely used as an ingredient in various culinary applications, such as desserts, smoothies, and ice creams. Green tea, while also used in cooking and baking, is primarily enjoyed as a beverage.
Because matcha is made from whole tea leaves, you are getting the benefits of the tea and the leaf! Matcha has many different benefits – it is loaded with catechins, which fight against free radicals in the body and help to neutralize the many threats they pose. It also contains a high amount of l-theanine, which are amino acids that promote calm and support mental performance
Matcha is considered to be beneficial for several reasons:
Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha is packed with antioxidants, particularly catechins, which are a type of polyphenol. These compounds help protect the body against free radicals, which can cause oxidative stress and contribute to chronic diseases.
Boosts Concentration and Alertness: Matcha contains a moderate amount of caffeine that provides a gentle and sustained energy boost without the jitters or crash often associated with coffee. It also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which promotes relaxation and helps improve focus and concentration.
Supports Calmness and Relaxation: The combination of L-theanine and caffeine in matcha has a calming effect on the mind and promotes a state of relaxed alertness. This can help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of overall well-being.
Enhances Metabolism and Weight Management: Some studies suggest that the catechins in matcha can help boost metabolism and increase fat oxidation. Matcha may also aid in weight management by suppressing appetite and promoting a feeling of fullness.
Detoxification and Cleansing: Matcha is known to contain chlorophyll, a natural pigment responsible for its vibrant green color. Chlorophyll has been shown to support detoxification processes in the body, helping to eliminate toxins and heavy metals.
Promotes Heart Health: The antioxidants found in matcha, particularly catechins, have been associated with cardiovascular health benefits. They may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, and reducing the risk of blood clots.
Provides Nutritional Value: Matcha is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. When consumed as a powdered form of whole tea leaves, matcha offers a more concentrated source of these nutrients compared to steeped green tea.
The difference between ceremonial and other grades of matcha lies primarily in their quality, taste, and recommended usage. Premium grade matcha fits somewhere between Ceremonial and Culinary grade so we'll break down the differences between the two most common grades, Ceremonial and Culinary.
Quality of Leaves: Ceremonial grade matcha is made from the youngest and highest-quality tea leaves, typically from the first harvest. These leaves are carefully selected, hand-picked, and have a vibrant green color. Culinary grade matcha, on the other hand, is made from slightly older leaves or a blend of leaves, which may have a slightly duller green color.
Flavor Profile: Ceremonial grade matcha has a more delicate and complex flavor profile. It is often described as having a rich, umami taste with a slight sweetness and a smooth texture. Culinary grade matcha, while still flavorful, tends to have a stronger and slightly more bitter taste.
Recommended Usage: Ceremonial grade matcha is traditionally used in tea ceremonies and is meant to be enjoyed as a standalone beverage. It is prepared by whisking the matcha powder with hot water to create a frothy and smooth tea. Culinary grade matcha, on the other hand, is more versatile and is primarily used as an ingredient in cooking, baking, and blending into various recipes such as smoothies, desserts, and savory dishes.
Price: Ceremonial grade matcha is generally more expensive due to its higher quality and meticulous production process. The premium quality and limited supply contribute to the higher price point. Culinary grade matcha is more affordable and accessible, making it a popular choice for everyday use and culinary applications.
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