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Organic Culinary Grade Matcha Powder

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Culinary grade matcha is hand-picked and ground from premium second harvest leaves. Culinary matcha green tea is a lower grade, less expensive matcha which adds an earthy, nutty flavor, and makes it ideal for cooking, baking, ice cream, and more. In terms of health benefits, there are no differences between ceremonial matcha and culinary grade matcha, therefore, using culinary matcha is a great food coloring substitute while also providing you with amazing health benefits from antioxidants, l-theanine, and chlorophyll.

How to Use Culinary Grade Matcha

One of our favorite ways to use Encha Culinary Grade matcha is for making cookies. Our matcha cookies are easy to make and have a unique flavor combination making them great for sharing with friends and family. Culinary grade matcha powder is also suitable for matcha lattes, matcha smoothies, and other tasty matcha tea treats!

Matcha cookie instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line your baking tray with parchment paper

2. In a large mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup room temperature butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Mix in 2 Tbsp sifted Encha matcha powder. Add egg and vanilla extract and combine.

3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and add it to the butter-sugar mixture. Begin beating on low speed until flour is incorporated. Scrape mixing bowl to ensure flour is evenly distributed in the dough.

4. Scoop spoonfuls of your mixture onto baking tray. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they are no longer shiny on top.

5. Enjoy! (with an Encha matcha latte)

Culinary grade matcha vs. Ceremonial Grade Matcha

Matcha is classified in two grades: ceremonial and culinary matcha (cooking grade matcha). Both grades of matcha are harvested at different times and have unique matcha flavor profiles and use-cases. Ceremonial grade matcha comes from premium first-harvest leaves which are the youngest, sweetest, and most desirable leaves to make matcha with. Culinary grade matcha comes from the premium second harvest tea leaves which are often more mature, earthy, and less vibrant.

Ceremonial grade is the highest quality matcha powder which makes it ideal for consumption in accordance with traditional Japanese tea ceremony, by just adding hot water. Culinary grade matcha powder is most suitable for incorporating in ice cream, baked goods, smoothies, or matcha lattes, and is the most affordable grade of matcha green tea. At Encha, all of our matcha grades are 100% certified organic, hand-picked, and regularly tested for harmful chemical to ensure that you have the most premium, traditionally-grown matcha tea in your home.

How is Culinary Grade matcha made?

Culinary grade matcha comes from second harvest green tea leaves, which are shade grown and destemmed. Encha matcha powder is stone ground for the finest powder where the natural sweetness and flavor is still preserved. Culinary grade matcha powder is a lower quality matcha that doesn't carry the same flavor profile or vibrant green colour as ceremonial grade matcha powder. We ensure our matcha green tea plants are never grown with pesticides or synthetics to give you the high quality matcha powder you deserve. Our matcha tea powders are even tested regularly for harmful metals, and chemicals to give you the most peace of mind.

Benefits of Culinary grade matcha

The benefits of culinary grade matcha are no different than any other grade matcha. Culinary grade matcha green tea contains chlorophyll and l-theanine, as well as dietary fiber and the many antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals found in matcha green teas. The benefits of matcha are much stronger than those of traditional green tea, due to the fact that the leaves are shade-grown and the entire tea leaf is consumed. As a result of its strong nutrient profile, the health benefits of drinking matcha tea include:

  • Can increase brain function

  • Can help protect liver

  • Can help prevent cancer

  • Promotes heart health

  • Promotes weight loss

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