What are antioxidants, and how can we measure them?
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body.
ORAC (or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units measure the level of antioxidants in foods.
Let's find out just how much antioxidants 'healthy' foods contain!
Blueberries: 93 ORAC units per gram
Often touted as a source of antioxidants, blueberries are easy to eat and you can also freeze them for a delicious treat!
Green tea: 125 ORAC units per gram
Although green tea contains catechins, you throw away all the valuable antioxidants and minerals left trapped in the tea leaves!
Water can only extract a fraction of the goodness inside the tea leaves. This is different from Matcha.
Dark Chocolate: 227 ORAC units per gram
Cocoa is where the antioxidants are - so choose dark chocolate with high cocoa content (70% or greater) to enjoy the health benefits!
Matcha: 1,384 ORAC units per gram
Matcha is rich in catechins, a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants.
Because Matcha is made from from green tea leaves ground into powder, drinking a Matcha Latte means you get all the catechins in the entire tea leaf!
The Winner: Matcha
As a superfood, Matcha contains a ton of antioxidants!
Treat your body right with a Matcha Latte - your body will thank you for it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Craft Tea Fox Matcha from?
Craft Tea Fox Matcha is grown, harvested and processed in Uji, Japan.
We work with an eminent Matcha grower in Uji with over 150 years of experience.
How many cups of Matcha Latte can I make?
How long can Matcha last?
Matcha has a shelf life of between 6-12 months.
For maximum freshness, Matcha should always be stored in the fridge in an opaque, air-tight container and out of direct sunlight.
This will prevent light, oxygen, moisture, and heat from damaging the Matcha.
What's the difference between the different Matcha grades?
Ceremonial Uji Matcha is more suited for those who occasionally drink pure Matcha (without milk or sugar). It is less bitter than the other types of Matcha.
Barista Uji Matcha is best suited for those who frequently make Matcha lattes. It is also best suited for no-bake desserts / recipes where the Matcha doesn't get heated, like tiramisu, ice cream, or sprinkled over a crepe.
Patissier Uji Matcha is the most economical option for those who bake with Matcha in recipes, e.g. Matcha bread, Matcha cookies, Matcha lava cake.
For more information on the different Matcha grades, read our guide here.
I don't have a Matcha whisk, can I use a spoon?
We do not recommend using a spoon to make Matcha. A spoon actually gathers Matcha into clumps, leading to a "grainy" latte.
Use a Matcha Whisk for best results to make a silky-smooth Matcha latte.
If you do not have a whisk, you can still make Matcha using an electric milk frother, blender, or shaking in a bottle.
Learn to make Matcha without a whisk here.
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