Samurai means “to serve.”
Tamurai means “to serve through tea.”
AT TAMURAI TEA OUR GOAL IS TO HONOR THE SPIRIT OF HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
ANTIOXIDANTS IN HERBAL TEA
Green tea is the virgin of tea manufacturing, the least processed, the freshest, and the youngest.
Matcha green tea contains the highest concentration of antioxidants compared to all natural fruits and vegetables known thus far. The Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (O.R.A.C) test is a scientifically controlled set of experiments developed by the United States department of agriculture (USDA) and Tufts University to assess the antioxidant potency of foods and beverages. The results of the ORAC test helps to standardize, quantify, and objectively compare different foods and beverages for their antioxidant potency.
Results for the latest O.R.A.C tests have shown that organic ceremonial grade Matcha green tea contains 1384 O.R.A.C units per gram. When compared to other antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, as published by the Agricultural Research Service, the in-house research arm of the USDA, Matcha clearly stands out above the rest!
In summary, Matcha green tea contains over 10 to 15 times the overall nutrients when compared to traditional Green, White, Black, Rooibos, and Yerba Mate Teas, as well as when compared to popular fruits and vegetables.
Why so much excitement about Matcha? Here’s why: Matcha green Tea is, in our opinion, the very best investment for the buck in the supplement world since green tea has been proven to improve circulation, which in turn supports cellular oxygenation, which in turn can help reduce inflammation.
Matcha is the oldest variety of shade grown Green Tea (shade grown to keep plant’s energies focused on the foliage, rather than on producing buds) that has been deveined, destemmed, blanched, dried at low temperatures, then stone ground into a fine powder within oxygen-free chambers to prevent oxidation. It is bagged up or put into tins, then flash frozen to preserve and protect the properties of Matcha. We keep our Matcha products (Matcha powder and Matcha capsules) at a controlled temperature to preserve potency, and encourage you to store yours in the refrigerator once you receive and take into your home. Historically, it has been an important part of Zen Buddhist culture for over 800 years and is considered the “drink of the Samurai“. Unlike regular Teas where the most nutritious Tea leaves are thrown away along with the Tea bag after infusion, Matcha green Tea is mixed with water (or mixed into a smoothie) and the tea leaf is consumed entirely. Thus, by virtue of “eating” the Tea leaves (solubles and insolubles) rather than just drinking the water from it, one consumes 10 to 15 times the nutrients found in regular green Teas. We hope that you enjoy our pure, certified organic Matcha green Tea as much as we do! Please watch the video on our home page introducing our new capsules (which do not need refrigeration and are made of the same pristine ceremonial grade organic Matcha that we offer in loose powder form).
Top antioxidant foods O.R.A.C units per gram (umoleTE/g:) *
|Our Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha green tea||1384.00|
|Red bell peppers||7.10|
*Agricultural Research Service: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb499.htm – studies published in the Journal of Nutrition (vol. 128, pp. 2383-2390) and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (vol. 68, pp. 1081-1087); 2 ORAC Analysis on Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea ME17916 Lot#D1805: Brunswick.
Low in caffeine, high in antioxidants, rich in vitamins B and C, this light, grassy tea boasts a whole cocktail of wellness support! The health benefits of this incredible plant, Camellia sinensis, are the subject of a great number of medical experiments and psychological studies presently. Scientists and Physicians are fascinated with all of the new data that is coming forth! It’s never been a better time to start drinking teas!
Green teas, (for centuries the beverage of choice in Asia), are rapidly gaining popularity in the western world. It’s natural aroma and widely acclaimed health benefits make green tea appealing to both the tea lover and previously non-tea drinker. Due to our own personal appreciation for high quality Artisinal green teas, we are striving to offer an ever-growing selection of rare varieties, to include our own Traverse City-grown White Teas. Our award-winning signature blends include as many fresh, certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic Michigan-grown ingredients as possible. The aroma of these teas surpasses anything you have ever experienced with regards to subtlety and complexity.