The energising properties of Matcha tea have been known for over a millennium, and it features prominently in various aspects of Japanese history. Matcha tea has since been used to provide drinkers with sustained energy and improved focus, as well as an enjoyable savoury taste and natural aroma.
More and more people are turning to Matcha Tea as a healthy alternative to coffee, as it provides an energy boost in a far better way. While both are caffeinated products, Matcha tea releases caffeine into the bloodstream steadily, rather than all at once. So while you get a spike and a sudden crash with coffee, matcha tea provides a gradual lift followed by a gentle return to normal. Clear, calm, focussed, feel good energy.
Mat-Cha literally translates to ‘powdered-tea’, and Kineta’s ceremonial grade Matcha tea is 100% the real thing. Our matcha tea is made from shade-grown green tea, which we source from an organic, family-run farm located just outside of Nishio, Japan. The shading part of the process is essential as it is how we ensure the best possible flavour and nutritional profile for Kineta Matcha Tea. When deprived of light, the tea bush pushes all of its energy, chlorophyll and nutrients to the top leaves of the plant to increase the sun’s impact.
These leaves are then picked, dried and the stems and veins are removed. The remainder of the leaf is slowly stone ground into a fine powder. This may seem needlessly long-winded and a little hipster, but the stone grinding process is necessary as it protects the nutrients and flavour of the green tea leaves. All in all, it takes an entire hour to grind just 30g of this green tea powerhouse, and there is no doubt that it is worth every second.
Once ground, that’s it. Our matcha tea is air sealed and not touched again until it is in the hands of our customers. In short, Kineta matcha tea is 100% natural, high grade organic green tea leaves that have been carefully ground down to form a fine powder. No additives. No needless processes. No worries.