Matcha Green Tea has been a celebrated beverage throughout Asia for centuries where it has long been consumed for its traditional benefits of enlivening, sharpening and vitalising the mind & spirit. In modern times, matcha has been touted for its unique antioxidant properties due to the presence of natural polyphenols (knowns as catechins) that are exclusively found in green tea.
Today, we have gone straight to the origins of matcha in Uji, Kyoto to source the highest quality organic Japanese matcha available and have combined it with traditional Chinese adaptogenic mushrooms Lions Mane and Cordyceps, a zingy touch of ginger and mindfueling MCT oil to accentuate all of the naturally invigorating benefits this ancient superfood has to offer.
Ways to use it
Make your own morning Matcha Latte by adding 2 heaped teaspoons (6 g) to a little warm milk of choice. Stir to combine. Add the remaining milk to make 200 ml. For sweetness, add 1 teaspoon maple syrup or local raw honey.
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How much caffeine is in Matcha Latte?
As Matcha Latte contains DōMatcha® green tea and green tea naturally does contain caffeine, there is a small amount of caffeine in Matcha Latte. The amount equates to about 1/5th of what you could expect to consume in one cup of store purchased coffee.
Nutra Organics Matcha Latte – 21 mg per cup
- Espresso – 145 mg per shot
- Instant Coffee – 80 mg per cup
- Energy Drink – 80 mg per 250 ml
- Black Tea – 50 mg per cup
- Cola Drink – 49 mg per 375 ml
Comparison Data from FSANZ – Caffeine (2018)
Is Matcha Latte Suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Matcha Latte is suitable for all pregnant and breastfeeding women who are comfortable consuming a small amount of caffeine.
Why is there only a small amount of adaptogenic herbs in Matcha Latte?
You might be wondering why we decided to only add a little amount of the traditional adaptogenic herbs into Matcha Latte, and we’re glad you asked because there are a few very good reasons why.
Firstly, Matcha Latte is a food product, it is not designed to be therapeutic in any way and is not to be associated with the likes of therapeutic supplements, therefore we do not include naturopathic herbs in therapeutic amounts, only traditionally supportive amounts.
Nutra Organics also takes the safety of our products very seriously and we want to ensure that our products are suitable for all consumers without any issues of unwanted interactions or adverse effects. This is why we have a qualified herbalist advising on the quantities of our herbs when included in recipes. This is particularly important for when we consider our pregnant and breastfeeding consumers as well as children who should not consume some herbs in large quantities.
Lastly, as per traditional Naturopathic knowledge, our herbalist understands that more isn’t always more when it comes to some herbs, and in fact, adaptogenic herbs in particular will actually have a greater long-term benefit when taken in small amounts regularly as opposed to large amounts.
Aside from only containing supportive amounts of adaptogenic herbs, Matcha Latte does contain a substantial amount of Organic Japanese matcha green tea which can naturally increase alertness and energy perception due to its natural caffeine content. Matcha Latte also contains theanine which is a naturally occurring compound that helps to assist in creating calm focussed energy minus the overstimulated jitters which is just of its many traditional benefits. We don’t promote Matcha Latte as a stimulant or to treat or influence any particular physiological process.
Are the adaptogenic herbs extracts or whole herbs?
Here at Nutra Organics, it is of the utmost importance to us that all members of the family can enjoy our products wherever possible and that we use the most “whole” form of the ingredient available in all instances. Therefore we do not utilise herbal extracts in any of our products. This means not only are our products more wholesome, they are safe for all members of the family to consume.
Is Matcha Latte Vegan?
No, Matcha contains Manuka Honey which although ethically sourced, is not vegan.
What does Matcha Latte taste like?
Matcha green tea has a unique smooth, sweet and yet slightly savoury flavour that is completely different to its whole leaf counterparts. This is as high quality matcha such as our organic DōMatcha® green tea is traditionally derived solely from the shade-grown tea leaves that are harvested completely free of all stems and other plant aerial parts. Further when combined with coconut milk and Australian manuka honey, any slight bitter tones present from the matcha are softened and together create a complex complementary flavour sensation with a sweet creamy mouthfeel.
What on earth is Luo Hun Guo? A.K.A. Monk Fruit?
Monk Fruit is an ancient native fruit of Thailand & China that contains naturally occurring antioxidants known as ‘mogrosides’. These antioxidants provide an intense, well-rounded sweetness without the caloric load of sugar or the bitter aftertaste of other natural sweeteners. Traditionally, Monk Fruit was utilised by Buddhist monks as a medicinal herb in traditional chinsese medicine modalities. Today we utilise monk fruit to provide healthy, safe and delicious natural sweetness free from gluten, animal products, artificial additives or synthetics.
Are there any allergy or dietary concerns with the consumption of Matcha Latte?
If you suffer an allergy to pollens or other bee derived products, particularly honey, we recommend steering clear of Matcha Latte. Otherwise it is free of all other commonly concerning allergens such as dairy, gluten, nuts etc. It is important to note that the product is manufactured in a facility that processes products containing fish, shellfish, eggs, soy, tree nuts, lupin and sesame.