Matcha, The Tastiest New Health Craze
Here at Speedwell, we try to provide a wide range of services for our customers and that includes hand-selected teas. We have partnered up with Rishi tea, a purveyor of direct trade and organic certified teas, and chosen some of their amazing products we think are an excellent addition to any shop’s offerings. A recent product we picked up is their matcha and we cannot get enough! There is a huge market for matcha right now and we want to help you get it on your menu stress- free.
Could there be a prettier latte? We think not.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a green tea powder processed through a unique process that involves grinding up the entire tea plant instead of just the leaves. The plant is special grown in shade and carefully watched and nurtured to cultivate its nutrient rich properties. Its ten times stronger than regular green tea leaves. So strong, in fact, that its categorized as a superfood! Besides being a rich source in antioxidants and Vitamin C, its a source of a natural and steady energy boost it can increase metabolism, and is a natural stress reducer. This is such an amazing product and its so versatile, meaning you can incorporate into your shop so many ways.
So How Can We Help You Get Matcha On Your Menu?
Pictured are the matcha sticks, a good impulse item for any health conscious retailer, we offer them in cases of 20 packets.
Rishi's matcha is such a versatile product. It comes as a simple powder that can easily be used in hot drinks, iced drinks, smoothies, and even used as ingredient in baking. Here at Speedwell, we have three kinds of matcha powder -- Sweet matcha, culinary grade, and matcha sticks. The sweet matcha is lightly sweetened with all natural cane sugar. Its perfect for putting in hot or iced drinks. On the other hand, the culinary grade is perfect for smoothies, as a topping on smoothie bowls, ice cream, or incorporating into any recipe for a healthful boost.
Below are a couple of delicious ways to utilize matcha in your shop!
Iced Matcha Latte
- Take a heaping teaspoon of Rishi's sweetened matcha and whisk with 2.5 ounces of hot water till the matcha is completely dissolved in a steaming pitcher. Tea water from any brewer would be perfect.
- Fill a 16 ounce cup with ice and fill with milk, leaving about half an inch of space.
Hot Matcha Lattes
- Take a heaping teaspoon of Rishi's sweetened matcha and whisk with 2.5 ounces of hot water till the matcha is completely dissolved in the bottom of a latte mug. Tea water from any brewer would be perfect.
- Steam the same amount of milk as you would for any latte.
- Pour it over the matcha in the cup. Treat it like espresso and you can even do art.
Another cool way to prepare the matcha is a “Matcha Americano.” Whisk a heaping teaspoon of the matcha with 2 ounces of hot tea water and pour over 16 ounces of ice water. Some customers have also found a lot of success making matcha lemonades, which is simply preparing the matcha with the hot water the same way but pouring over an iced lemonade instead of ice water. Both drinks are so refreshing with our sweet matcha and are so easy to prepare.
We offer the matcha individual servings in cases of 20 packets and wholesale units of sweet matcha, unsweetened matcha, & culinary grade matcha by the pound.
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