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


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

Kenko Matcha Tea Review

Kenko Matcha Tea Review

Origins and Processing Method

Kenko superior grade ceremonial matcha made from the ground whole leaves of Japanese green tea bushes grown on a small family farm in Nishio, Japan, is nurtured and harvested for processing by experienced, skilled experts. These nutrient rich, organic tea leaves are shade cultivated and carefully picked, then snap steamed in order to preserve their ultimate fresh, grassy flavor. After being stone ground, these leaves become the pure, excellent ceremonial matcha green tea that has long been used in high tea ceremonies throughout Japan and that now compose the very popular Kenko matcha brand in high demand on today’s organic health products market. This matcha is grown, harvested and processed without any trace of harsh chemical elements or other potentially harmful artificial products such as powerful commercial fertilizers or other plant growing aids. Continue Reading

Oolong Vs. Green Tea: What You Need to Know

The variety of tea types that are available can be somewhat overwhelming. All teas are produced from the leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant, but processing and fermentation methods create separate types of tea with distinct flavors. Different teas offer different health benefits and different tastes, so you can easily find a tea that suits your individual needs. Green-tea and oolong-tea are two of my favorite types of tea. They both have a pleasant and mild taste, and they have a variety of healthy advantages. Continue Reading

Why You Need to Start Drinking Tulsi Tea

The Secrets of Tulsi…Unveiled

There’s undeniable evidence that tulsi tea has improved the health of people on many levels. Studies show tulsi changes us physically, metabolically, chemically, and psychologically in a good way. One of the easiest ways to consume this therapeutic herb is by drinking tulsi tea.

When Dr. Mercola did a segment on this wondrous herb, I rushed to learn everything I could. Little did I know, Indians have been reaping all the magical benefits from this plant for centuries and we in the West have yet to jump on the wagon. When I found out that it can be taken in tea format, I was that much happier and it has now become a staple in my home! Let’s examine this wonderful plant and learn how it can enhance your well being. Continue Reading

Green Tea Extracts: Everything You Need To Know

Green tea is all the rage these days, but it is by no means a new trend; people have been seeping plant leaves in water for thousands of years. However, it’s popularity has grown over the last few decades as more people have learned the many benefits that green tea has to offer. With all the wonderful things it can do, and celebrities like Oprah singing it’s praises, no wonder green tea has become the go-to health drink. Continue Reading

Beat the Jet Lag with an Easy, Natural Remedy: Green Tea

For frequent flyers like myself, the symptoms of jet lag are seemingly unavoidable. This temporary sleep disorder is caused by a disruption to the biological clock within the body that occurs when traveling through multiple time zones. Symptoms of jet lag can leave one feeling dehydrated, drowsy, sluggish and even sick, and it can take several days before the body’s natural rhythm is restored. Continue Reading

Delicious Green Tea Cake Recipes That You’ll Love to Make

Awesome Green Tea Cakes

Sometimes, you just need a treat….

Drinking green tea is good for you. Study after study has shown that green tea is rich in compounds that boost the immune system, improve memory, slow aging and lower blood pressure, among a long list of other benefits. But if sipping the green stuff isn’t for you – or ever if it is – you can also get your green tea in a number of other tasty ways, including green tea cake.

Green tea has long been an ingredient in Japanese desserts such as ice cream. But Western cooks are learning that green tea works surprisingly well in baking, adding a delicate touch of flavor – and those healthy ingredients – to cupcakes, cheesecake and more.

What makes green tea so healthy? In all its varieties, tea is rich in compounds called catechins, along with a number of other antioxidants that protect the body against inflammation and promote cell health. But because Green tea undergoes less processing than the black tea we’re most used to drinking, it retains more of these key healing compounds.

Damage to cells creates conditions that can lead to a variety of health problems, including memory loss, impaired blood flow, and heart problems. But according to studies reported by institutions such as the Harvard School of Medicine and the National Institutes for Health, the catechins in green tea help to keep blood vessels supple, with benefits for the heart eh brain and the health of the whole body. It helps lower blood pressure and can reduce cholesterol. It can regulate blood sugar in people with diabetes, and it may even be helpful in preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Medical experts recommend drinking three to four cups of green tea a day to reap the maximum benefits. But green tea cake is a delicious way to get those magical catechins too. Green tea cam be added to just about any kind of cake recipe, but you can’t just drop a few tea leaves into the batter. To add green tea in baking, career cooks recommend either buying matcha, a green tea powder, or adding green tea leaves to melted butter, then straining the butter to remove bits of tea leaves. Continue Reading