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Matcha Tea Ceremony in the news again

This week’s blog is another in a continuing series that highlight how popular the Matcha Japapese Tea Ceremony is becoming.

An interesting story I found this week was written by Kate McCaffrey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Yoko Motoyama and Sally Schurko recently presented the Japanese Tea Ceremony to about a dozen eighth-graders at a public library. Complete with bonsai trees, a scroll with Japanese calligraphy, traditional kimonos with sash, the ceremony demonstrated the calming effects not just of the tea but of the ceremony itself. What I enjoyed was the comments the students had about the matcha afterwards: Alex Dattilo, 14, of Brookline, said he liked the texture. Megan Jones, 15, of Beechview, said the tea was “bitter at first but good at the end.”

Another one here: Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg on Nov. 19th. “Lights were dimmed and items were strategically placed in the community room that served as a makeshift chashitsu, a room designated for a Japanese tea ceremony,” writes the Burlington Free Press. “It was the first time participating in a Japanese tea ceremony for Hinesburg couple Monte and Gloria Stokes. “It was a cultural experience and I learned quite a bit,” Monte said. Gloria added, “We Americans have a tendency not to slow down long enough to enjoy something like this. I am sure glad we came tonight.”

Finally, I’ll leave off with a link to a recipe I found on how to make a Matcha Green Tea Biscotti! Yes! It’s true! A biscotti ~ made with Matcha!


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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