Posts tagged #Green tea

Anti-aging Matcha Smoothie

Smoothies are great to load up on fruits and vegetables.  When adding matcha green tea to them they become super food with added powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Try this delicious anti-aging smoothie!

Anti-aging Matcha Smoothie

1 cup frozen mixed organic berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)

1/2 cup filtered water

1/2 cup organic cashew milk

1/4 cup organic liquid egg whites (or 1 egg white)

1 tsp flax-seed oil

1/2 tsp Matcha Chef's green tea

Put all ingredients in a food processor.  Set to ice crush and blend until liquefied.


Posted on January 17, 2017 and filed under Recipes.

Matcha Soooo Good!

Matcha Soooo Good

I am so excited about that new Matcha recipe I just created!  It is addictive believe me!


3/4 cup  cashew milk

1/2 orange, zest and juice

2 dark chocolate squares (about 20g) 70% or more

1 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp Matcha Chef's Choice


Heat the cashew milk up to boiling point.

In the blender pour:

     Orange juice and zest

     Chocolate pieces

     Maple syrup

     Matcha Chef's Choice

     Hot cashew milk

Blend until chocolate has melted completely.


Matcha Kogashima

Matcha Kogashima is a great choice of high quality every day matcha, as well as ingredient to add to your recipes that call for tea. Its smooth taste and silky texture will delight you, and they will blend perfectly with the other ingredients in your favorite dishes, adding a touch of colour, flavour, antioxidants, and vitamins.

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Posted on March 22, 2016 and filed under Recipes.

Fight the cold and flu before they knock you down

This morning I woke up with an itchy throat and a kind of runny nose. I don’t want to be sick; so I whipped up my secret weapon to fight whatever is going on in my system:   my Power Booster Green Tea Special Flu and Cold Fighter.

Right after I had a first cup, I felt a change.  My sinuses unblocked and my throat stopped itching. I’ll keep drinking this special potion for the next three or four days and I’m sure no virus is going to survive.

If you would like to try it, here is the recipe:

4 tsp       Power Booster green ginger powdered tea, certified organic
1                 Lemon freshly pressed juice
1 tbsp     Fresh ginger root grated
1 tbsp     Honey
750 ml   Filtered hot water (85°C)

In a Filter-In Hario Tea bottle, or any teapot, pour together the lemon, ginger and honey.   Cover with hot water and let dissolve.
Add powdered tea, and pour the rest of the water.
Mix well and serve.
This drink is good hot, cool or cold. You can keep it at room temperature once it has cooled down, or put it in the refrigerator.

If you ever try it, I’d like to get comment.

Posted on October 31, 2015 and filed under Benefits of drinking tea, Recipes, Tea how to.

Green tea helps keep the flu away

Green tea helps keep flu away

A recent medical study indicates that simply drinking a cup of green tea daily could prevent influenza infection, especially for school-aged children.  Japanese researchers studied 2,663 students aged 6 to 13 who drink tea daily and found 40 percent were less likely to get the flu.  Those who drank up to five cups a day were the least likely to become ill. Even just one cup of green tea per day also had significantly fewer absences due to flu.  Researchers concluded that regular consumption of green tea is protective against influenza infections.

Other researchers at the Yonsei University’s Department of Biotechnology at the College of LifeScience and Biotechnology in Seoul, South Korea, tested green tea solutions in variousconcentrations and discovered tea killed the influenza virus on skin.  All concentrations were effective against the flu virus, including the one with the lowestconcentration. Skin was exposed to one green tea bag per 120 ml of hot water low concentration and two to three bags per 120 ml to test higher concentrations. Even weak green tea solutionsproved effective. Researchers concluded that using a green tea solution as a hand disinfectant, gargling with tea and drinking tea could be a useful way to prevent transmission of the flu virus.

Source: World Tea News and Research published in the October edition of the Journal of Nutrition, and study published in the journal Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry of Japan Science and Technology Agency
Posted on October 16, 2015 and filed under Benefits of drinking tea.

Green Tea’s EGCG to prevent Alzheimer disease


I cannot avoid thinking ”if my Dad had drunk green tea…”

EGCG (epigallocatechin-3 gallate) one of the main ingredients in green tea, has shown to increase production of neural progenitor cells.  Animal studies testing mice’s ability to run a maze, showing that an active ingredient in green tea boosts production of neural progenitor cells aiding long and short-term memory.

Researchers at the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing China, report EGCG helped mice with object recognition and spatial memory, as well as enhanced learning. This property of green tea may also help humans fight the onset of degenerative diseases and memory loss.

My father died from Alzheimer disease in January 2012. My father-in-law is presently hospitalized with Alzheimer, and my mother is also affected by it. Health authorities don’t talk about worldwide epidemic. Without being alarmist, I sincerely believe that there is one.
How many of you know someone affected by this disease? Have you ever thought that you could be affected by Alzheimer by the end of your life?

And if the simple action of drinking two to four cups of green tea per day could help you to prevent from losing your brain functions?  Would you take or keep the habit of drinking green tea?

I value your opinion, please share your thoughts…

Highlight on Japanese green tea


To link with my earlier post, I’d like to highlight Japanese teas. In Japan tea consuming is more than just an everyday thing, it is a life style and a spiritual ideal known as ‘’Cha Do’’ (The Way of Tea). Through their challenging and sophisticated culture, they created a ceremony ritual that considers tea as a unique product and its consumption is an Art in itself.

Brief historic of Japanese tea industry:
For a long time the Japanese tea industry was focusing on exportation and the international demand. Japan has export black tea until the 70s. Since then, the tea market has changed, and today most of Japanese rare black tea production remains for national consumption and less than 1% of the total production is to exportation.  Japan is now 7th world wide green tea producer, and its industry is still growing. A large part of its success is due to many tea base by-products such as toothpaste, pharmaceutical products, pasta, ice tea, polyphenol extract and more…

It is hard to find English information on Japan economical data. The following statistics are from 2007 and are from Tea Board of Japan.

Total area cultivated: 48,000 hectares
Total annual production: 92,000 ton (green tea only)
Annual exportation: 1,600 ton
Main purchasing country: United States

Tea Monde offers high-grade Japanese green teas, hand-crafted in small or micro batches from small family tea Estates. You can shop our Japanese teas here.

Posted on August 30, 2015 and filed under About tea.

Tea may help raising your RHI


The tannins found in green tea induces the release of dopamine in the brain, which is primarily neuro-chemical associated with feelings of pleasure and well-being. (Source: Daniel Reid ”the Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea”)

According to this statement, should we believe that people who drink green tea regularly can improve their capacity to be happy? If so, we should add this moment to our day, by putting green tea on the top our list of RHI (relative happiness index).

Posted on August 30, 2015 and filed under Benefits of drinking tea.

Tea along the day


In the morning:
If you are one of those who needs a lively wake up along with a little boost, black teas will help starting up your day:

China, Kenya, India (especially from Assam), the morning blends (breakfast tea), Earl Grey.
These teas pair well with protein and sweet rich breakfast such as: egg, bacon, toast and jam.
If you prefer a smooth and quiet wake up, green teas are more appropriate:

Chinese (more robust and mellow), Japanese (slightly acid and brisk, especially Matcha).
These teas pair well with milky and fruity breakfast such as: cereal, fresh fruit, berries muffins.

Break time:
Blended and scented teas, fruity or flowery, are always good choices for a gourmet break along with tea cookies, Madeleines, short bread. This can be perfectly convenientfor the office.

At home, alone or with friends, to savour a quiet and peaceful moment, while you are taking your time, to go along with meditation or simply to enjoy yourself:

Gong fu Cha with oolong (wulong) or Pu’erh

After meal:
Prefer low tannin teas, especially after heavy protein and fatty meal.

Oolong (wulong) lightly oxidized, Hojicha (Japanese roasted green tea, low in tannin with a roasted nutty taste, smooth, but well structured. Perfect following up a light meal), Jasmine green tea, Pu’erh.

The last tow are recognized for their digestive properties. Pu’erh can be drink along, or after meal.

Posted on August 30, 2015 and filed under Tea how to.