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Matcha Maiden is all about spreading the magic of matcha green tea powder and bringing this ancient nutritional powerhouse into the contemporary wellness spotlight. Matcha tea is simply green tea leaves ground into a fine powder giving up to 10x the nutritional value of regular green tea and a more versatile, convenient form. Learn more about organic matcha.
We are on a mission to spread the magic of matcha powder. Despite its recent revival, matcha tea has been around for centuries and is simpler than you may expect – it is simply pure tea leaves ground into a fine powdered form. Our matcha powder is a 100% pure and certified organic blend with no additives or other nasties and it has up to 137 x the antioxidants of regular green tea. Unlike most matcha tea powder that falls into two conventional categories – expensive ceremonial grade or a lower quality or mixed cooking grade – we offer a unique middle ground certified organic blend for your enjoyment. Matcha Maiden is blazing a bright green trail! Being in a conveniently powdered form, you can add it into anything and everything – smoothies, lattes, desserts and raw treats, face masks, salad dressings, the possibilities are endless. We have also recently taken things further than matcha tea and introduced more blends – Fly Me To The Immune, Light my Fire, Slice to Meet you and raw matcha mint choc chip slice mix because we love you so much!
ORGANIC MATCHA POWDER
100% STONE GROUND GREEN TEA LEAVES
The original organic green tea matcha powder. 137 x the antioxidants of regular green tea
FLY ME TO THE IMMUNE
REFRESH, RENEW AND REJUVENATE
A beautiful blend combining mint, ginger, fennel and dandelion root with antibacterial, digestive soothing and immune enhancing effects to help boost your system
LIGHT MY FIRE
A FIERY BLEND TO TURN UP THE HEAT
A fiery mix with warming cinnamon, olive leaf, siberian ginseng and cayenne pepper to help kickstart that metabolism
SLICE TO MEET YOU
CHOC MINT MATCHA PROTEIN SLICE MIX
A super easy, vegan friendly, protein packed slice mix that you can whip up in moments and makes the perfect, healthy snack
FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA + USA
FOR ORDERS OVER $15 – GLOBAL SHIPPING ALSO AVAILABLE
FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA + USA
FOR ORDERS OVER $15
GLOBAL SHIPPING ALSO AVAILABLE
Words from our
I have such a thing for matcha, the incredible amount of antioxidants and its mesmerising colour. I have my 2 min make-at-home Matcha Maiden latte every morning without fail. I love it too much, the caffeine is super smooth and cruisy and it preps me perfectly
This is amazing, I have found I was getting stomach pains from coffee but working in an office, I need the caffeine hit. Matcha Maiden tastes good and I feel so much better.
Finally found the best Matcha
I’ve tried numerous different brands of Green Tea Matcha and never found one I liked. After researching and considering the positive reviews for Matcha Maiden I decided to give it a go. MM is pleasant tasting, beautiful as a latte on its own or for something different I add Tumeric and Cinnamon. I will definitely purchase again and highly recommend Matcha Maiden.
WE ARE FEATURED IN:
1 cup of matcha tea can have up to 10 x the nutritional value of regular green tea
Other antioxidant sources just don’t match(a) up
*units measured according to the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scale of antioxidant levels.
What is matcha?
Matcha powder is simply green tea leaves stone ground into a fine powdered form. The actual leaves are the same as the regular green tea leaves you know and love, but the preparation and method of consumption is different giving you a whole lot of extra benefits. Whereas regular green tea drinkers brew the leaves in hot water and then consume only the water (later throwing out the tea leaves), matcha drinkers dissolve the whole leaf in water thereby reaping more potent benefits.
The matcha journey began many centuries ago among Zen Buddhist monks who enjoyed its sustained and calming energy boost in their meditations. In its traditional context, the carefully choreographed preparation and consumption of matcha forms the basis of the beautiful Japanese tea ceremony honouring stillness, connection and mindfulness. In modern times, however, its versatility and impressive load of antioxidants along with other vitamins and minerals have led a matcha revival celebrating its benefits for metabolism, immunity, energy and overall well being as well as its role as a healthier form of caffeination. There’s just so much to love, the possibili-teas are endless!
The benefits of matcha tea
It can help boost energy
One of the main reasons why we fell in love with matcha is because of its performance as a healthier caffeine alternative. During a bout of adrenal fatigue causing a total coffee ban, we discovered the beautiful matcha green tea powder and its gentler delivery of caffeine to the body.
It contains about one third to half the amount of caffeine as a coffee, but it works differently to the caffeine found in coffee beans. Due to the unique amino acid in green tea called L-theanine, the caffeine releases much more slowly into the body and produces a calmer, alert energy boost as opposed to the spike but subsequent crash and jitters that coffee consumption can result in.
his gentler, sustained energy release is why it gained such favour during the Zen Buddhist monk meditations and it helps activate the alpha brain waves in the body enhancing focus and concentration. It also makes it a beautiful alternative energy boost for those who are caffeine sensitive or who don’t take well to coffee.
It may help boost metabolism
This same antioxidant, EGCg, has been shown through various studies to boost metabolism and stop the growth of fat cells. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition from 2005 found that participants who drank catechin-laden green tea everyday dropped almost twice as much weight as participants who didn’t over the 12 week period.
Consuming green tea has been shown to increase the process of thermogenesis, which describes the body’s rate of burning calories. The caffeine content in green tea can also contribute to the gentle support of weight loss through boosting the metabolic rate and increasing fat burning.
It is packed with antioxidants
As mentioned, matcha is a concentrated form of green tea and can have up to 137 times the antioxidants bringing many potential benefits for immunity, detoxification, anti-aging, and general wellbeing. Unlike what you might expect, it outperforms the sources of antioxidants like blueberries or pomegranates that we turn to more often – it may have even up to 20 times more (based on the antioxidant rating scale known as ORAC)!
Among these antioxidants, catechins are the kind that is most potent and beneficial and one particular kind called EGCg makes up about 60% of the catechins in matcha. EGCg is widely recognised for its possible cancer fighting abilities and potential to fight free radicals in the body that disrupt our health (and cause the signs of aging). It is also rich in fiber, chlorophyll and other vitamins such as vitamin C, selenium, chromium and zinc.
It’s so versatile
The best thing about matcha is how easy it is to incorporate into your daily routine! Due to its powdered form, it can be prepared in its traditional format as a hot beverage – either a plain tea or a latte. But it can also be added as a supplement to other drinks or foods i.e. smoothies or protein shakes as a booster or as an ingredient in raw cooking, baking, salad dressings, dips and seasonings.
It also has topical benefits for the skin and can be whipped into a DIY face mask, body scrub or other beauty products bringing its high antioxidant content to your skin cells. The possibili-teas are endless and we LOVE experimenting with this vibrant green superfood!
Some of our favourite recent developments in the kitchen are the bulletproof matcha latte or a matcha protein bliss ball for an easy snack on the go! If you’re feeling adventurous you could even whip up a matcha mojito – it’s all about balance right? It can pretty much be worked into your life in any way you can imagine. There’s so much more to life if you’re up for it!
How to Make Matcha latte
Four easy steps to follow
step 1: 1/2 teaspoon of matcha
step 2: Add Warm Water
step 3: Stir to dissolve
step 4: Add your choice of hot milk
There is so much you can do with our superfood superstar!