Natcha - nettle matcha
Find our more about natcha:
• What is natcha?
• Is natcha healthy?
• Preparing natcha at home
What is natcha?
The Good Guys decided to experiment with two wonderful ingredients, matcha and nettle, and so begins the story of natcha.
Natcha is an exciting combination of nettle powder and ceremonial grade matcha. While our nettle is organically grown in Finland, matcha comes from the Fujieda region in Japan. Matcha is a respected Japanese green tea powder, which is ground into fine powder using stone mills.
Natcha contains only organic nettle and organic matcha. The nettle leaves are ground into fine powder and then carefully blended in with matcha.
Is natcha healthy?
PREPARING NATCHA AT HOME
1. Sieve approximately 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into a matcha bowl. Sieving ensures a silky smooth drink.
2. Add 70ml of hot water (80°C)
3. Use a bamboo whisk to mix for 15 seconds. Mix using an M-shaped pattern instead of a circular one.
4. The tea is ready when it has a fresh green colour, it’s smooth throughout and has a little foam on top.
If you prefer a matcha latte, add 250ml of hot oat milk instead of water.
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