At Zen Wonders we truly believe that nourishing your body and your mind is a simple yet powerful discipline to embrace a meaningful and happy journey through life.
Through the simple act of preparing and sharing a cup of Matcha, we hope to make our customer's day a bit brighter, their life's journey a little healtheir and their smile a little wider.
In the busyness of our everyday lives, we often find ourselves caught up between to-do-lists, tight schedules, places to be or phone calls to make –the list goes on. Creating a little ritual such as the one reflected in the Japanese Tea Ceremony practice, where the preparation of a bowl of matcha is filled with peace and tranquillity, can have multiple benefits on our mental and physical health.
While the real Japanese Tea Ceremony practice has very strict rules to follow in order to be mastered, our philosophy at Zen Wonders aims to create a more flexible approach towards the integration of certain precious principles taught by this practice, one that allows you to truly enjoy the tranquillity of whisking and sipping a delicious bowl of quality Matcha.
Authentic Matcha green tea should be grown and ground in Japan. Over nearly a thousand years the Japanese, with their dedication to perfectionism, have perfected their technique in order to obtain the best quality tea that can be produced.
The most important factors to consider when choosing the tea that will be suitable for you are the colour, aroma and taste.
If drunk simply with water, we strongly recommend to opt for a very high quality Japanese green tea, also known as Ceremonial-grade Matcha. In order to do so, one should be looking for a powder with a very bright and vivid green colour, a vegetal fresh and slightly sweet aroma, as well as a smooth flavour that is very gentle and pleasant.
When you buy high quality ceremonial-grade Matcha powder, it is best if purchased in small batches, in order to experience the utmost flavour and freshness with every cup. Our Matcha Starting Set is a good place for those new to matcha to begin!
We source and distribute our Matcha green tea powder from the pristine fields of Uji, Japan, offering organic and non-organic grades.
Being a powder form of green tea which is handpicked and stone ground, matcha is not designed to be steeped like conventional teas; rather it is simply mixed with hot or cold water and consumed right away, allowing all the precious nutrients to be absorbed by our body. This is what makes Japanese green tea one of the best tea in terms of health benefits. Additionally, it can be incorporated into many recipes to give a vibrant colour and rich, savoury taste. That said, when you buy matcha powder, it should always taste good enough to drink alone.
Organically grown foods are normally superior in taste, colour and nutrition content, but when it comes to matcha things work in a slightly different way.
Organic matcha, so far, simply cannot match the quality of conventional Matcha in terms of colour, aroma and taste. Although the cultivation method of organic matcha green tea has clearly improved over the last few years, due to the fact that the tea is shade grown for at least 3 weeks before the harvest, the deprivation from the sunlight that the plant has to face really has to be compensated with powerful nutrition coming from the roots.
Organic fertilisers currently available are simply not powerful enough to allow the plant to produce high amounts of amino-acids like L-Theanine and also Chlorophyll. This is why organic Matcha green tea powder is normally not as green as Matcha grown in a conventional way.
Matcha: A Zen Japanese green tea, packed with precious nutrients and attentively hand crafted from farm to cup.