About Matcha Dao
Matcha Dao the name is derived from; ' matcha green tea powder ' and the phrase ‘ Cha Dao ’ meaning ‘ The Way of Tea ’ which is an ancient Asian tea ceremony. It is a teaching to turn the pleasurable routine of brewing and drinking tea into a ritual which nurtures long states of meditation and relaxation.
Our passion is carefully sourcing products direct from tea farms across Asia which have heritage and values. We work directly with producers and all of our matcha green tea powder is imported from source and certified organic.
We specialise in all grades of organic matcha including food grade matcha for baking or cooking, premium drinking matcha and ceremonial matcha the highest grade of Japanese green tea powder. We also have a wholesale matcha section where we can deliver bulk matcha powder direct to your business.
About Our Matcha Green Tea Powder
All of our matcha tea products are imported directly from Japan. We offer a range of various quality grades, from culinary matcha to every day drinking matcha and premium ceremonial grade teas.
Our matcha products are all 100% natural and certified organic. We have carefully selected our partners and only source from a single estate organic, family run farm located in Kagoshima, the second largest tea producing region in Japan.
The organic matcha tea facility has obtained FSSC22000 and Halal certification. To give assurances to our customers, all of our matcha products undergo rigorous testing at one of Europe’s strictest product safety centres.
Matcha Dao teas are special and complex, the unique natural environment of our farm combined with generations of experience set us apart. You can learn more about the wonderful features of our farm here.
What is Matcha tea?
The Japanese word matcha translates to powdered tea. Japanese matcha tea is 100% natural, organic green tea leaves taken from the tea plant camellia sinensis which have been carefully ground to form a fine green tea powder.
Matcha tea has been used by monks throughout centuries, traditionally as a way to cultivate an awakened presence during meditation. You can learn more about the history of matcha tea here. You can also find out more about our matcha production methods here.
Today this vibrant green powder is exported all over the globe. Due to the health benefits of matcha tea, it has become increasingly popular. As well as being consumed as a matcha tea drink, it is often used to make matcha latte’s and other blended drinks.
Matcha powder is so versatile it has many uses, please head over to our recipe section where you will find inspiration for smoothies, ice creams, cooking and baking with matcha. You can find out more about matcha green tea powder and the various quality grades at Wikipedia.
Matcha tea has become increasingly popular, especially with the growing consumer demand for healthy food and drink alternatives. This green powder is a superfood and every cup of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regular green tea. There are a whopping 137 times more antioxidants in every cup of matcha than in regular green teas.
- Antioxidant rich & includes catechins
- Rich in nutrients
- Reduces stress
- Improves mood
- Prevents disease
- Improves energy
- Gut health
- Source of vitamins, fibre, minerals & amino acids
- Boosts metabolism & burn calories
- Focus & concentration
- Lower cholesterol & blood sugar
- Boost immune system
- Cancer prevention properties
Please read our article which takes an in depth look at the health benefits including how matcha helps with weight loss and detoxing. You will also learn why drinking matcha tea over other caffeine drinks will improve your lifestyle and increase your energy. Information about matcha health is widely available and a lot of research on the subject is online, read this study published by the Biomedical Research Centre in Manchester to find out more.
Matcha Tea Preparation
Starbucks and many other coffee shops have helped matcha beverages become very trendy, often products are sold as a matcha latte or other matcha blended drink. Matcha powder is a versatile product and has a large number of uses for making drinks or for cooking and baking.
To make your premium matcha tea the traditional way there are 2 main methods and both are really easy. Please visit our article how to make traditional matcha tea. If you are wanting to follow the trend and make your very own matcha latte try this straight forward recipe, you will also find many other beverage ideas in this section.
Culinary matcha or ingredient matcha is a cheaper alternative to drinking matcha or the more premium ceremonial matcha teas available. Although it is not really suitable for every day drinking, it does have a wide range of uses. Please visit our recipe section to find some interesting and fun matcha recipes including; cakes, deserts, ice creams and smoothies.