Recently, a friend was describing her “love for this new tea I found” and starts telling us about Matcha. We didn’t want to burst her bubble and tell her it’s been around for a long time, but it got us thinking about how much we really know about Matcha’s long and distinguished history.

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Have you stopped by your favorite coffee place and noticed coffee isn’t the only beverage on the menu? Chances are you’ve seen or even heard the person in front of you order a Matcha latte. What does he/she know that you don’t?

Though Matcha has been around for a while, its benefits and taste are still finding willing fans across the nation. Really, around the world!

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Did you know that tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world? (In case you’re wondering, water is the first!) With so many tea types on the market, sometimes it’s hard to decide on which one to try next. Within the world of Japanese green tea, we’ve narrowed down the bunch and compiled everything you need to know about this refreshing variety. From Matcha to Genmaicha to Kukicha, we’ve got it all – enjoy!

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Coffee vs. Matcha

Feb 27, 2017

It’s safe to say that most of us are a little happier with our morning java or tea. (I mean, what else is going to power us through the worst traffic in America – yikes!) Though our morning caffeine decisions may differ, the health facts don’t lie, especially when it comes to coffee and Matcha.

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This is an image of a green tea field.

When it comes to high quality, powdered green tea, you would think the choice would be easy – Matcha. Yet, with the rising demand of organic, natural tea products on the market, it’s hard not to get caught up with other appealing alternatives like Sencha powder.

We get it though, Sencha powder has everything going for it – green tea type, powdered form, and Japanese origin – however, it’s important to note that Sencha powder is not Matcha and here’s why.

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The New Year is upon us, which means it’s a great time to reevaluate your goals for 2017! Though we all set different types of goals for ourselves, one resolution seems to always be at the top of the charts—to get healthy! The start of the New Year motivates us to pave our path toward a healthier lifestyle, but unfortunately, only around 8-10% of people actually meet their health goals at the end of the year. Maybe it’s all of the delicious temptations around us (hello double chocolate ice cream cake!), or maybe we get discouraged when we hit a plateau during busy season. Regardless of the distractions, 2017 doesn’t have to be that way. By making these tiny adjustments in your daily routine, you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier you in no time.

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Did you know? The tea leaves used to make Matcha are grown in the dark! The shade-growing process is critical to the quality, nutrition, and flavor of the resulting Matcha.

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If you’re familiar with Matcha, you may already know of its numerous health benefits – natural energy boost, quadruple digit antioxidant count, and more! However, even though the ORAC test confirmed the high amounts of antioxidants, some are still skeptical when it comes to the effectiveness of Matcha’s antioxidant bioavailability within the body.

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