Browse Category: Green Tea Reviews

A Quick Review of the Matcha Green Tea Powders found in Whole Foods

Though I buy my teas online because I feel you get a much better variety, quality, and bang for your buck, I would be remiss if I did not do a review on what you can get in Whole Foods. Sometimes you are running low, and I hate to say it, in that instance, Whole Foods does have you covered…just be prepared to shell out a little more dough than usual. If you aren’t in a pinch situation, I highly recommend checking out some of my online reviews and really get a feel for what brand suits you best.
But, I try to reiterate that I am not the biased type, and I am here for you on your tea journey…and therefore, without further adieu, I give you some of the best green tea powders you can find in Whole Foods!

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Dr. Mercola’s Royal Matcha Tea Review

Dr. Mercola’s Royal Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

Dr. Mercola’s Royal Matcha is a very fine quality organic brand. Many people assume that any matcha promoted and marketed with the endorsement of a well-respected health guru like Dr. Mercola must be of highest quality, and in this case, the assumption is correct. This matcha blend has its origins in Japan’s organic green tea farms, and it offers users a shimmering, fresh green taste for complete refreshment and rejuvenation. Produced and processed without a trace of any harsh or harmful chemical substances, this matcha brand is free of impurities and abundant with minerals, antioxidants and other healthy nutrients. Continue Reading

Encha Organic Matcha Tea Review

Encha Organic Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

Encha organic matcha green tea is produced and sold by a startup company is San Francisco with efforts focused on cultivating an all natural and organic beverage market and aesthetic organic products market across the U.S. To do this, the company partners with organic farming communities of Japan that nurture superior grade green tea plants with lush green leaves abundant with fresh, pure nutritional value. The Encha company’s founder and guiding force, Li Gong, is closely aligned with local Japanese organic farmers in the Frisco area to obtain and use only the purest elite quality green tea, making finest grade ceremonial matcha from grinding these organic green tea leaves. Encha organic matcha is carefully processed so as not to include the slightest trace of preservatives, synthetic fertilizer, pesticides or impurities, and this matcha is most definitely non-GMO as one of the top matcha brands. Flavor-enhanced by its three weeks of guaranteed shaded growing time, this tea is rich in color, antioxidants and theanine. The luxurious Encha tea taste is robust, yet totally refined with earthy green body and flavor. Continue Reading

DoMatcha Tea Review

DoMatcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

Sold as both organic and non-organic varieties, this popular matcha brand is a favorite of many organic and natural health food stores and restaurants as one of the top matcha brands. Both its color and taste are bright, energetic and green and its origin is Japan, where source farms currently nurture, harvest and market this specialized natural beverage for worldwide use. Both organic and natural varieties of this matcha are grown with ultimate care, safely away from soils with harsh chemical content. No harmful, potentially toxic pesticides or fertilizers are ever used in the growth and production of this healthy beverage made from ground whole green tea leaves. Continue Reading

Pure Matcha Tea Review

Pure Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

Pure Matcha in premium high ceremonial grade is grown, harvested and processed by Japanese farmers for sale globally. This fine caliber powdered matcha product is organic and is produced in smooth powder form from the ground whole leaves of carefully nurtured green tea bushes on Japanese green tea matcha farms. Only the purest natural and organic growing aids, soil and water are used to produce these organic green tea plants and leaves, and all harvesting and matcha processing routines are performed with use of eco-safe and natural substances, tools and procedures. All organic farmers and support staff on these specialized farms are carefully trained in the value and proper use of growing aids that are healthy for the tea plants and the environment. Continue Reading

Eden Matcha Tea Review

Eden Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

This popular stone ground matcha green tea is sourced directed from matcha growers in Japan and finely ground with natural stone grinders to a smooth, silky powder. Hot tea made from organic ceremonial grade Eden matcha has a pure, new-grown grassy edge to its otherwise calm, serene aroma and flavor. A sublime cup of this finest quality matcha is said to improve mental focus, composure, emotional well being and physical health. Free of fat, sodium and any unnatural or impure substances, this ceremonial matcha contains only one half the amount of caffeine that brewed coffee offers. In addition, the caffeine in Eden matcha is organic and healthy, keeping you mentally alert and active without raising your blood pressure or putting stress on your heart and circulatory system. Everything about Eden highest grade matcha is health-promoting and good for you. Continue Reading

Teavana Matcha Tea Review

Teavana Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

Teavana matcha has origins in the organic tea bush farms of Japan where finest lush green tea leaves are carefully cultivated and harvested. The imperial grade matcha resulting is rich in powerful antioxidants and vital nutrients that enhance tea drinkers’ health while improving mental stability and focus. This pure matcha brand is nurtured, produced and processed for sale without the use of any harsh or unnatural substances. Each tea leaf is hand picked and examined to ensure its robust, full-grown quality in order to produce the highest degree of excellence in the final matcha product to be sold on the current organic health products market. The Teavana brand has gained an international reputation for production of superior handcrafted organic matcha. Continue Reading

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Tea Review

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Tea Review

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Origins and Processing Method

Kiss Me Organics is a spunky brand of matcha with its processing method  centered on Japanese farming and growing techniques.  They have an interesting story in that they started in mid 2011, which was right after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that created Japan’s nuclear disaster in March of that year. Given their concern about radiation affecting products, they did not want to risk the health and safety of their customers, so they decided to use matcha from China. In October 2014, both their Culinary and Ceremonial matcha was relocated to Shizuoka, Japan. Continue Reading

Taste of Kyoto Matcha Tea Review

Taste of Kyoto Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

With Japanese origins, the ground organic tea leaves that form the luxurious flavor and dimensional ambiance of Taste of Kyoto reserve organic matcha truly embody a sublime beverage of volume and vibrancy. Grown in a complete environment of purity, no harsh chemical fertilizers or pesticides ever come near the healthy green leaves or the tea bushes that produce this high ranking matcha. The complete production and processing of this fine matcha are accomplished without any harsh or potentially hazardous substances whatsoever. Many fans proclaim Taste of Kyoto as “out of this world,” while others declare it is “essential to the healthy survival of all modern worlds,” so perhaps you should be the judge. Remember, you will do yourself and your family and friends a healthy, life-enhancing favor when you choose Taste of Kyoto. Continue Reading

Aiya Matcha Tea Review

Aiya Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

The Aiya Tea Company has been dedicated to creating and selling the finest varieties of matcha since 1888. Matcha from Aiya is brimming with rich, life-supporting antioxidant, vitamins and important trace minerals. Sourced directly from Japan, the powdered whole organic green tea leaves that compose this matcha are carefully nurtured, partially shade-protected and harvested at the ideal time to produce the very highest grades of matcha products for sale. No artificial substances are ever allowed in close proximity to the green tea farms that produce this superior matcha, and every ounce of this matcha is of very purest content and quality. Continue Reading