The Story behind our Matcha Blends
The birth and growth of Got Matcha was born out of our passion; a passion for Matcha, and for finding a creative way to bring Matcha into the marketplace for many to experience.
Some of the greatest inventions in history were simply born out of a need that was overlooked by many. For us, the blends were born out of our own desire to create unique and tasty Matcha blended teas that would literally bridge the gap between the hard-core Matcha tea drinker, and those who wanted the benefits of this amazing tea, but wanted it in a more appealing way.
As we began to consider creating these blends, our first thought was to capture a unique flavor profile. But closely following behind this was the realization that we could not, nor would not, combine our organic Matcha with anything less than the highest quality organic ingredients. And taking it one further step, to find those spices that would work synergistically with Matcha to enhance the health benefits we already were experiencing in Matcha.
As each blend was created we first considered the flavor people were looking for. Then, how to achieve that flavor in the most holistic manner possible bringing to the table superfood herbs and spices that would enhance the health benefits of Matcha.
Each blend is unique and the life-giving properties are truly amazing to us. At the onset we chose not to use any extracts, chemicals, flavor enhancers or synthetic flavors you so readily find in products today. The flavors had to come from the whole spice itself. Thus, you will find that our teas are truly whole food teas. Each tea in its own right is a superfood tea.
All of our ingredients are the whole spice. Each are organic and sourced from around the world.
The end result; a Matcha Superfood Tea unlike anything you have tried before.
Below I have highlighted some of the main features of each of our blends. For the entire article, just go to our product page and click on each individual tea.
Here is a quick look at our 8 blends:
1. About Matcha Cacao
Recent studies reported in NYTimes.com have linked cacao to an increase in energy and endurance with exercise. How does cacao boost energy for your fitness workouts? Cacao actually helps to produce more energy within the muscles. The flavanols in cacao have shown to increase the amount of mitochondria production within the muscle. Mitochondria is responsible for cellular energy.
2. About Matcha Pumpkin Spice
The star ingredient along with Matcha tea in this blend is "Lucuma", an amazing Peruvian Superfruit that is tastier and more nutritious compared to pumpkin with an ancient history. When we create a Matcha blend our goal is to not only provide delicious flavors infused with Matcha tea but we also research every ingredient to find the perfect blends of health-promoting superfoods that can actually enhance the effects of Matcha. Matcha is already an amazing superfood but now it is combined with another ancient superfood; Lucuma.
Lucuma is a traditional fruit from Peru referred to as "The Gold of the Incas". Ancient pottery has been found made by the Incans with Lucuma fruit painted on them showing how revered it was centuries ago. This amazing nutritious fruit can be found at almost every store and eatery in Peru, it truly is still a staple. Lucuma is very low in sugars, making it a great choice for those trying to watch their blood sugar levels. Lucuma is rich in vitamins and minerals including iron, beta-carotene, calcium and niacin.
3. About Matcha Lemon Ginger
Made with organic lemon peel, ginger &hibiscus, our Matcha Lemon Ginger is a natural tea for optimum weight management. These four star ingredients work synergistically together to quicken and enhance weight management properties including cleansing, digestion, boosting metabolism and suppressing appetite. If you are one that is apprehensive to follow a long extreme juice cleanse, such as the lemon juice cayenne and water cleanse, then this tea is ideal because you can still experience the cleansing and weight management benefits of this tea combined with a healthy diet and moderate exercise.
4. About Matcha Chai
The Chai spice mixture has its origins in the Ayurvedic traditions of India. This blend of spices including cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and many more work together to provide many healing qualities to the body. Chai has been used for centuries as a healing tonic for numerous health ailments including constipation, colds and digestive disorders, and even kills bacteria and parasites in the body and even balances the blood sugar.
5. About Matcha Mint
As always we try to provide unique superfood blends that are not just about the enjoyable taste but also about the remarkable health benefits. Matcha is of course a superfood rich in nutrients, antioxidants, energy, endurance and mental clarity. Mint is also a healing superfood that has been used for centuries to..
Help relax the gastrointestinal tract
Improve digestion (especially when used before or after meals)
Reduce and prevent muscle spasms and cramping
Destroy bacteria in the mouth preventing bad breathe
Ideal for helping those with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Soothes stomach aches
It is antifungal and therefore thought to be helpful for those with asthma
6. About Matcha Cafe Mocha
Our signature blend of chicory, barley, cinnamon, carob, beet and select spices create a subtle mocha flavor with an energy and antioxidant boost … ala Matcha. Got Matchas Matcha Mocha not only provides long-lasting energy, but it also aids digestion and cleanses the body of toxins naturally. We created this blend to help those transitioning off of coffee. This is perhaps the only healthy alternataive to coffee that gives you the energy, without the ups and downs of coffee. This is an amazing tea!
7. About Matcha Caramel Apple
Our signature sweet tea, Got Matcha's Caramel Apple tea is not only flavorful and soothing but rich in superfoods and healing properties. You will be surprised to learn that Matcha and apple powder have many similar health-contributing properties.
Apple powder (dried apple) contains pectin which is found in the apple skin and has many tested health benefits including gentle cleansing, natural weight management and much more.
1. Can help protect against inflammatory bowel disease including Crohns and IBS symptoms.
2. May help lower cardiovascular disease risk by helping to reduce cholesterol, specifically LDL levels.
3. A rich source of antioxidants
4. Helps with weight management and natural weight loss. When the fiber binds with water in your colon it creates a gel-like substance that helps with constipation and cleansing. Apple powder may help to protect against colon cancer. A study published in April 2008 in "Nutrition" found that apple pectin led to the formation of butyrate by the intestinal flora. Butyrate is important because it triggers apoptosis, or the death of cancerous cells, within the colon.
8. About Matcha Super Berry
After a great deal of research, we came upon what we feel is a great combination of the latest super fruits that synergistically work together to assist the body in weight management. In todays world filled with environmental pollutants and daily stresses, these super fruits and berries are vital to health! These Powerful Antioxidant Superfoods include Goji berries, Pomegranate, Maqui Berry, Acai Fruit, plus red and purple berries such as strawberries, cranberries and sour cherry. Maqui berry is the newest star on the scene with many life promoting benefits. Read more about Maqui Berry at our Matcha Super Berry link.
Did you know that in the U.S., the average person ingests at least 300 lbs. of chemicals/pollutants/pesticides per year? We should all be supplementing with Antioxidant-Rich Superfoods. They have been proven to fight and deactivate the hundreds of pollutants and pesticides we inhale and ingest daily. These powerful fruits are all high in antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and trace minerals. They boost energy and stamina, help the elimination of stored fats and are anti-inflammatory, alkalizing and boost the immune system. They are powerhouses of nutrition with anti-aging properties that serve as environmental protectors, balance the nervous system and stimulate mental function. Most importantly for weight management, they boost the metabolism, which is more and more important the more we age and the more our metabolisms naturally slow down.
Well there you have it, a quick overview of our 8 organic blends. Wonderful teas when consumed separately, or even combined. Which we often do.