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Mizuba Tea Company

Lauren Danson introduces Mizuba Tea—a company specializing in purveying the finest green Matcha teas from Uji, Japan. Matcha is known for its fine flavor and ample health benefits. Because the whole tealeaf is powdered, you get the whole nutrient package.



What is Matcha?
Matcha is a fine, powdered version of the same leaf all tea originates from, the Camellia Sinensis plant. However, the methods used to make Matcha are highly specialized. Matcha is shade-grown under bamboo tarps, which inhibit photosynthesis and cause tea leaves to overcompensate in their chlorophyll production.

The concentrated chlorophyll creates the iconic vibrant green color of Matcha tea.

“We personally source from a 100-year old family tea farm, and also have a JAS-organic certified daily drinking and ceremonial grades,” states Danson. “Matcha’s growing methods are specialized because it’s the tea solely used and favored by nobility in the iconic tea ceremony for over 800 years.”



Matcha’s complex, yet smooth flavor profile (a pleasant bitterness comparable to red wine and dark chocolate) is made more enjoyable when one knows that Matcha tea not only tastes great, but is great for you. In addition to chlorophyll, Matcha is a concentrated source of amino acids (like the stress-reducing L-theanine), fiber, vitamins C & A, potassium, and a super category of anti-cancer antioxidants known as Catechins.

Along with a variety of teas, the website offers exquisite teaware, including Matcha Tea Bowls. These sublime, artisan tea bowls are uniquely hand-crafted by local artist Austin Danson. Distinctly a work of attentive craftsmanship and skill, each piece is uniquely designed and a one-of-a-kind creation.



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