Matcha green tea chia pudding

                  From Choosing Raw, here’s a great recipe for matcha green tea chia pudding. This is a delicious, rich chia pudding with the complex, inviting taste of matcha green tea powder. The health benefits of the green tea polyphenols are a bonus. Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding […]

Green tea for beauty

Green tea for beauty was the subject of a recent NutraIngredients interview with Bill Driessen of Taiyo. Here’s what appeared in a NutraIngredients article by Hank Schultz: The beauty-from-within market is one of those that is perennially not quite ready for prime time, at least in North America. But officials at Taiyo International believe that’s about […]

Fast growth for tea polyphenols

A new report predicts continuing fast growth for tea polyphenols, with a global market value predicted to grow by a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 7.42 percent through 2019. Tea polyphenols are chemical compounds present in tea leaves. It includes catechins, theaflavins, tannins, and flavonoids. Green tea, oolong tea, and black tea are derived from the […]

Matcha–white chocolate sugar cookies

Powdered green tea gives these matcha–white chocolate sugar cookies an elf-worthy hue that will stand out, with no icing or decorating needed. From the editors of Bon Appétit. Good tasting, with the health benefits of green tea.       Ingredients MAKES 24 ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided ½ teaspoon plus 2 Tbsp. matcha 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher […]

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Quality ingredients make the difference

We are often asked why we have “branded ingredients” as our sponsors (e.g. Suntheanine L-theanine, and Sunphenon organic green tea). Before we answer that question, it’s important to explain exactly what a branded ingredient is. While there is no formal definition, these ingredients have a branded trademark name that represents a specific manufacturing process for […]

Green tea promotes brain and heart health

A recent article in the Huffington Post discusses how green tea promotes brain and heart health. The article cites a Japanese study that studied the relationship between green tea consumption and cardiovascular disease as evidenced by epidemiological studies. This “study of studies” found that green tea consumption was inversely correlated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. […]

Green tea beer from Stone Brewing

Green tea beer is once again available from Stone Brewing Company of Escondido, California. Stone, a California craft beer pioneer, has teamed up again with Baird Brewing Company of Japan and Ishii Brewing Company of Guam to offer a delicious green tea beer in the IPA style. The three brewmasters, Bryan Baird, Toshi Ishii and […]

Green tea and losing weight in 2015

If dropping a few pounds is one of your New Year’s resolutions, consider the evidence associating green tea and losing weight. While no one dietary factor will cause you to lose weight and keep it off, research suggests that consumption of green tea boosts your metabolism and helps you lose weight. Green tea fits right […]

Green tea smoothie

Here’s an easy recipe for a green tea smoothie. It’s a snap to make, using matcha powdered green tea. It comes courtesy of about.com.  INGREDIENTS 1 peeled, frozen banana (preferably a very ripe banana) 1/2 cup low-fat milk, coconut milk creamer or other dairy alternative. 1/2 tsp. good quality matcha powder (Optional) 1/4 tsp. pure […]

Tea is good for you

  The Tea Council of the USA reminds you that tea is good for you and that enjoying tea is a great way to rejunevate, warm the body, promote relaxation and enjoy the many health benefits associated with consuming tea. Approximately four out of five consumers drink tea, according to the Tea Council, which points out […]