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  1. Matcha Latte - Green tea Latte Mix - Café du Jour loose tea
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    Matcha Latte - Green tea Latte Mix - Café du Jour loose tea
    Café du Jour
    Regular Price 12.95 Special Price 12.30
    123.00 / kg
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  6. Matcha spoon - Bamboo - 18 cm
    Matcha spoon - Bamboo - 18 cm
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  7. Matcha tea brush - Matcha beater - 80 brushes
  8. Matcha set - Hana Blue - Ø13 cm | H7 cm
  9. Matcha set - Aurora - Ø13 cm | H7 cm
  10. Matcha - tea powder from Japan 50 grams - Café du Jour loose tea
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    Matcha - tea powder from Japan 50 grams - Café du Jour loose tea
    Café du Jour
    Regular Price 9.95 Special Price 8.46
    169.20 / kg

Welcome to our matcha page! Here you will find everything you need to know about this delicious and healthy tea. Matcha is a green tea that has been drunk for centuries in Japan and in recent years has also become popular in the West. With us, you will find a nice selection of matcha products, including matcha powder and matcha tea sets. Continue reading at the bottom of this page to learn more about matcha and our products.

What is matcha tea?

Matcha tea, unlike normal green tea, is made by grinding whole tea leaves into a fine powder, allowing you to get the full nutrients from the leaves. This creates a more pleasant effect on your body and provides an extra boost of antioxidants that keep you in good shape. The unique flavour of matcha, also called the fifth scientific flavour umami, comes out best when you drink it as a natcha latte. With a perfect amount of matcha powder, whipped up with milk to a silky smooth foam, this is the ultimate treat for lovers of good natcha.

Good for your health

Besides its delicious taste and uplifting properties, matcha tea is also valued for its positive health benefits. Studies have shown that matcha can help improve cardiovascular health, promote weight loss and strengthen the immune system. The gradual release of caffeine keeps you energised throughout the day, without the crash often associated with coffee. With its rich flavour, bright green colour and fine texture, our matcha is perfect for making matcha latte, matcha cake or simply enjoying a soothing cup of hot matcha tea.

Matcha powder

Matcha powder is made from ground green tea leaves. It is often used to make matcha tea, but can also be added to smoothies, yoghurt and even cakes. The powder is rich in antioxidants and also contains caffeine, making it a great substitute for coffee. Our matcha powder is of high quality. It comes in different sizes and prices, depending on the quality.

Matcha tea

Matcha tea is made by mixing matcha powder with hot water. Because the whole leaf is consumed, matcha tea contains more antioxidants than ordinary green tea. It is also a great source of energy and helps improve mental focus.

Health benefits of matcha tea

Matcha is not only delicious, but also has numerous health benefits. It contains catechins, a type of antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage. This can help prevent cancer and heart disease. Matcha also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that improves mental focus and reduces stress. Therefore, matcha is often used as a natural supplement for improving concentration and performance.

Benefits of matcha tea

  • High concentration of antioxidants: Matcha tea contains a higher concentration of antioxidants than green tea, making it a powerful source of nutrients that can help fight free radicals and promote healthy skin.
  • Long-lasting energy boost: Thanks to the slow release of caffeine, you stay energised for longer without the sudden energy peaks and troughs that can occur with other caffeinated drinks.
  • Strengthens the immune system: Due to its high content of antioxidants and nutrients, matcha tea can strengthen the immune system and help ward off diseases and infections.

Disadvantages of matcha tea

  • Can cause caffeine sensitivity: Although matcha releases caffeine more gradually than coffee, some people may still be sensitive to the effects of caffeine, leading to nervousness, insomnia or increased heart rate.
  • Can be expensive: High-quality matcha tea can be pricey, especially high-quality ceremonial matcha, which can lead to higher expenses for regular matcha drinkers.
  • May require an adjustment period: The taste of matcha tea may take some people getting used to because of its unique umami flavour and bright green colour, which may require an adjustment period for new drinkers.
  • May cause stomach upset: For some people, the high content of caffeine and tannins in matcha tea can cause stomach upset, especially if drunk on an empty stomach.

It is important to consider both the benefits and drawbacks of matcha tea and determine whether it suits your personal health needs and preferences. With good quality matcha and moderate consumption, it can be a valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle.

Matcha tea accessories

In addition to high-quality matcha powder and green tea, we also offer a range of useful accessories that help you prepare the perfect cup of matcha tea. Here are some of our favourite matcha accessories:

  • Matcha bamboo whisk: Our authentic matcha bamboo whisk, also known as a "chasen", is specially designed to whisk matcha tea into a silky smooth foam. Made of high-quality bamboo, this beater ensures even mixing of the matcha powder and water, allowing you to enjoy a perfect cup of matcha latte every time.
  • Matcha bowl: Our traditional matcha bowl, also known as a "chawan", is the ideal bowl for preparing and serving matcha tea. Made of durable ceramic, this bowl provides enough space to mix matcha powder and water into a smooth, bright green matcha drink.
  • Matcha spoon: Our matcha spoon, also known as a "chashaku", is specially designed to measure out the perfect amount of matcha powder for a single cup of matcha tea. With one scoop of matcha powder, you can enjoy a rich, full flavour and the antioxidant benefits that keep you in good shape.

With these matcha accessories, preparing matcha tea becomes a simple and enjoyable experience. Whether you are an experienced matcha drinker or just starting to discover this delicious tea, our accessories will help you create the perfect matcha to suit your tastes and preferences. Enjoy the benefits of matcha and stay in good shape while enjoying every sip of this delicious superfood drink.

What is the difference between green tea and matcha tea?

The difference between matcha tea and green tea lies in the processing and preparation, resulting in unique flavours and properties. Matcha tea, made from ground green tea leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis, is known for its bright green colour and umami flavour. This is because the whole tea leaf is ground into a fine powder, yielding an intense flavour and high antioxidant content.

Green tea on the other hand, is traditionally brewed by steeping the tea leaves in hot water, which extracts the flavour and nutrients. Although green tea also comes from the same tea plant as matcha, it has a more subtle flavour and lighter colour. Green tea comes in several varieties and can be enjoyed as a hot beverage or as a refreshing iced tea.

The difference in preparation also affects its caffeine levels and release. Matcha tea, because the whole tea leaf is consumed, contains more caffeine than traditional green tea. However, because of the way matcha is consumed, namely as a powder dissolved in water or milk, caffeine is released more gradually, resulting in a long-lasting energy boost without the crash sometimes associated with coffee.

Whether you choose matcha tea for its intense flavour and nutrients, or green tea for its subtle flavour and refreshing character, both teas offer unique health benefits and are a valuable addition to your daily routine. With a perfect cup of matcha tea or a hot cup of green tea, you will stay in good shape while enjoying the many flavours and aromas of these delicious teas.

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So what are you waiting for? Discover the magic of matcha and add this unique tea to your daily routine for a healthy boost and a moment of pure indulgence. Be enchanted by the delicious taste and countless benefits of matcha tea and stay in good shape while enjoying every sip. Cheers to a life full of health and happiness with a cup of matcha!

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