Why Choose Akira: For its Full-Bodied Flavors, Vibrant Green Color, Subtle Aroma, and Rich Umami Taste! Akira hails from Uji, one of the most famous tea producing regions in Japan.
▶︎ 100% ORGANIC - USDA & JAS CERTIFIED - JAPANESE ULTRA PREMIUM CEREMONIAL MATCHA POWDER - All Natural, No Sugar, No Fillers, No Preservatives, Radiation free. Servings: 30 (30g) Tin.
▶︎ BEST NATURAL "SUPERFOOD" PACKED FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS - 136x More Antioxidants than 1 regular cup of green tea.
▶︎ CLEAN GREEN ENERGY CREATING A CALMING ALERTNESS - Caffeine in Matcha, while significantly less than what's in a cup of coffee, will provide lasting clean energy that will last at least 3 hours and been known to last as long as 6-8 hours. Compared to coffee, the slowly absorbed alkalizing caffeine in Matcha won't give you a caffeine spike, jitters or crash. L-Theanine is also a natural relaxant, that together with caffeine, will produce a calming focus.
▶︎ BOOST YOUR METABOLISM - Matcha green tea is known to speed up the metabolism. Matcha is also known to keep the body from storing excess fat, and it's a natural appetite suppressant.
▶︎ We are proud to launch our crème de la crème Uji Matcha powder; Akira™ Matcha. Matcha Konomi’s Akira Matcha powder has a bold and intense flavor for a robust umami that is impossible to put into words.
Akira Matcha Comes From Uji, Japan:
Uji has been famous for its superior quality tea for hundreds of years. The hill country of Uji along the Uji River has an ideal environment for Matcha to be produced completely organic. Akira Matcha is extremely rich and bold in flavor making it perfect for sipping, drinking, and creating high-end food items, particularly desserts.
What are the different grades of matcha and what does "Ceremonial" mean?
When it comes to flavor and nutritional value, not all Matcha types are the same. If you are seeking the full array of health benefits, be aware of fake ceremonial and cheap culinary grades that won't provide much more than a color and a name for what you'd be drinking.
The matcha that we use is only of premium quality and ceremonial grade and was grown in regions of Japan not affected by radiation. The tea leaves are shade grown, first harvest, hand picked, and stone ground. Only excellent quality Matcha has the nutritional benefits that go well beyond goji berries and other super-foods.
For those not aware of what “Ceremonial” means, matcha tea comes in different grades, and a higher grade will yield better flavor and more nutritional benefits. Ceremonial matcha is made of the most delicate and youngest tea leaves that are hand picked from the top of the tea tree. These specialty leaves make for an extraordinary quality matcha, packed full of amino acids, antioxidants, chlorophyll, and L-Theanine, and also produce a unique natural sweetness with subtle vegetal flavor. As you move down the tea plant, the leaves become less flavorful and more astringent. While some of these tea leaves near the top of the plant are still considered “ceremonial” grade, the flavor is significantly different and harsher, thus much cheaper in price.
Description: Organic Premium Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea Powder 30g (1oz) container.
Ingredients: Matcha green tea powder
Country of origin: Japan
Serving size: 1/2 tsp. (1g)
Number of servings: 30
Directions: Sift 1/2-1 tsp. into a bowl or tea cup. Heat water to about 175 F (do not boil). Pour 3 oz of hot water, and whisk until frothy. Add more water to taste. Enjoy!