USDA Certified Organic Matcha

USDA Certified Organic Matcha Powder

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USDA Certified Organic Matcha Powder is a very traditional and unique form of what most of us westerners know as green tea. Japanese Organic Matcha is a fine green powder made from whole ground tea leaves, and is distinguished by its vibrant bright green color. What makes matcha so special is the way it’s grown and processed.  The young shoots are shaded for 3-4 weeks, and after harvesting and drying, the stems and veins are removed from the leaf. These leaves, called tencha, are then ground into a powder with a specialized stone mill producing the final Organic Matcha powder.

Because of the way matcha is grown and harvested, it has a more complex composition than common green tea. Matcha has a high caffeine content, but it’s tempered with L-theanine, an amino acid, that helps counteract the jittery effects of caffeine. It’s also has powerful antioxidant power due to the high content of polyphenols and Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The combination of caffeine and antioxidants makes matcha a great ingredient for vibrant, bright skin!

Check out this recipe for Organic Matcha Mint Toner

Difficulty level: Beginner

Equipment You’ll Need

Stove-top safe pot
Stick Blender
Stove top (for making Matcha tea)
Measuring spoons
Sieve and coffee filter

Ingredients

1 Gallon               USDA Certified Organic Peppermint Toner
4 TBSP                 USDA Certified Organic Matcha Powder

Directions

  • Pour the Peppermint toner into a pot
  • Add Matcha Powder and heat to 150F-180F – this tea is brewed at a lower temperature
  • Let steep for 15-20 minutes and strain using a coffee filter and sieve
    You may have to strain more than once
    Let cool to room temperature and package in bottles with a disc or fine mist spray top
  • Use after cleansing skin and follow with serum and moisturizer

 

Please note:

To use Organic on your label, you must be certified by a certifying agency.

While the USDA Certified Organic Peppermint Toner in this recipe is preserved, this recipe has not been challenge tested for preservation efficacy. If you use this recipe for market sales, it is up to you to ensure the safety of the product. We strongly recommend 3rd party challenge testing.

If you need additional help, please contact us at info@ewlnatural.com or 866-252-9639.

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3 years ago

Hi Teeneke, this looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing! I love Matcha for health.
I filled out the form awhile ago to pursue a semi-custom and perhaps custom development formula with you guys, and I can’t wait. I’ve been studying your products, taking notes with ideas, etc. Just waiting to hear back. But I wanted to ask here… is Matcha an ingredient you’re now offering at the lab? Also, do you offer other organic ingredients that are not in the “bulk” ingredients section? Just curious. As I prepare ideas (which of course I need the labs’ feedback about) I’m looking for ingredients you already have.
Do you also source if I wanted one or two ingredients you don’t have?

Thank you for all your hard work, Teeneke. I’ve seen how many videos and articles you’ve created…you’re a big help to a lot of people!