So you’re standing in the grocery store looking at the beautiful bag of Forest Dew from Black Bear Herbary and you’re thinking to yourself, “What the heck is ceremonial grade matcha?”
Well let me tell you, it’s NOT what you get from your typical coffee shop (unless of course they are serving Black Bear Herbary). Typical coffee shop matcha is lower quality ground tea leaf, sometimes it is mixed with sweetener, artificial flavors and other additives, so you're not getting true, high-quality matcha with the benefits and authentic flavor you're looking for. Okay but what is Matcha? Matcha is a fine powder made from stone-ground Japanese tea leaves that have been steamed to stop the oxidation process.
The whole idea of matcha is said to have stemmed from Chinese monks who brought not only buddhism but also the ceremony of matcha to Japan. This ceremony grew exponentially in Japan (literally and metaphorically), this caused new types of tea and tea grades to be created. Imperial grade tea was tea grown only for the royalty of Japan, this is the highest grade of tea you can acquire. Ceremonial grade matcha would be considered just below imperial grade teas, which is remarkably higher grade than the common tea found in standard shops.
Today we are fortunate enough to have easy access to things like imperial grade tea and ceremonial grade. The reason we choose to use the highest quality organic matcha that we are able to acquire is because of the exceptional flavor it provides and the nutrient-density from phytonutrients like ECGC (epigallocatechin gallate). With our organic ceremonial grade matcha, you can be sure you're not getting any pesticides, fertilizers or additives in your cup.
Matcha also provides that wonderful caffeine boost without causing a crash or jitters. Why is that? Tea caffeine provides a chemical or hormone release throughout the body instead of the neurological stimulation that coffee provides. Matcha also has l-theanine which is a unique component that can help reduce stress while also boosting cognitive function and ability. So the energy you feel from matcha is more than just caffeine and many people describe the energy from matcha as a joyous experience, a mental energy and clarity.
Our ceremonial grade matcha is blended with synergistic herbs like peppermint, licorice root, and lemon balm to help provide you with even more benefits. Lemon balm and peppermint are both naturally uplifting and soothing for the soul. Peppermint helps clear out congestion and leaves you feeling clear and refreshed. Licorice root gives our organic blend a little bit of sweetness to help balance some of the delicious earthy flavors, in addition to supporting mucus membranes. Add our organic ceremonial grade matcha, Forest Dew Energy Elixir, to your morning ritual and feel the power of a synergistic blend of organic herbs.