Matcha is Green Tea Leaves that are ground down into a fine powder, whisked with water and drunk, either just with water or with milk to make a delicious Matcha Latte.
Originally drunk in Japan as part of the traditional Tea Ceremony, its popularity is growing globally thanks to its delicious taste as well as being a powerhouse of antioxidants for the health conscious.
Matcha also makes an excellent coffee swap, as the caffeine found within is absorbed by the body gradually over several hours, unlike coffee that gives short sharp bursts of energy and then dips, causing you to crave more.
Matcha powder comes either loose in packets/tins and you can also get it in teabag form. Regarding the latter, it is hard to know what tea bags are plastic free these days (sadly a lot do contain plastic!) so it’s best to avoid this option. Our recommendation is to enjoy Matcha in its purest form, that is, a loose powder.
Considering Matcha is a natural product, to begin with (especially true if you’re selecting Organic Matcha), why tarnish it by housing it in a plastic tea bag or plastic packaging?
The good news is, there are now Matcha Tea brands out there providing a zero-waste solution to enjoying plastic-free tea, offering Matcha in fully home compostable packaging.
For the eco-conscious consumer, it’s reassuring to know that you can still enjoy a tasty treat like Matcha which is both good for you and Mother Earth.
Once you’ve got yourself some Matcha Powder, how do you turn it into a delicious drink to enjoy?
Let’s take you through a foolproof way to create a zero waste matcha latte at home.
Check out this easy video here on how to make a Matcha Latte:
Unashamedly obsessed with Matcha Green Tea from our many trips to Japan, our mission is to help others enjoy the many health benefits of regularly drinking delicious Japanese Matcha while looking after our environment by offering eco-friendly home compostable packaging.
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