Organic matcha green tea is the best tea in the world. A bold statement I know but it is true and important for those of us who are serious about the state of our health. In order for matcha green tea to be classified as organic it must meet certain factors including: no use of chemicals or pesticides; absolutely no use of GMOs; matcha tea to be prepared and packaged in different facilities only for organic tea; paperwork which provides evidence of the harvesting, processing, and packaging of matcha; all facilities, packaging sites, paperwork and tea farms have to be regularly visited by authorities in charge of organic standards. The purpose of growing organic matcha green tea is to ensure that the tea is grown the traditional way and being free from any use of chemicals and pesticides. The traditional method involves harvesting matcha by hand, usually during May. The tea fields in early April are then surrounded by use of black vinyl sheets. The purpose of this covering is to reduce the amount of sunlight which causes the tea leaves to produce greater amounts of chlorophyll and amino acids. Then the smallest and greenest parts of the plant are picked. They are then steamed and dried. After they are dried they get sorted for grade, which means the youngest, greenest and delicate of leaves are sought after. Then they are de-stemmed and de-veined. Then they are kept refrigerated until they are ready to be ground. Finally, the ground tea is packed and refrigerated before shipping.
Organic matcha green tea prepares well in that it dissolves more easily and is generally clump free. Also, the organic matchas have a nice thick consistency. The flavor is more rich, you can say that organic matcha green tea tastes grassy, creamy and slightly sweet. The energy boost you get will last longer as well. Of course since it is organic the health benefits it provide will be quite robust and keep in mind that you are consuming the ground up tea leaf dissolved in water.
Organic matcha green tea is more rich in fiber and contains vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium. Organic matcha powder is more abundant in L-Theanine which is a rare amino acid that causes relaxation, well-being and reduces the side effects from the natural caffeine found in green tea leaves. Matcha’s powerful cleansing and detoxifying properties are attributed to its high chlorophyll content. Organic matcha is more beneficial in preventing disease and Lowering cholesterol and blood sugar.