For our tea, Amanprana consciously chooses for the best balance of quality, flavour and nutritional value. We follow Hippocrates’ principle ‘Let food be your medicine and your medicine your food.”
The organic tea from Amanprana is available in three varieties, namely Matcha (Japanese green tea) and Rooibos. The tea is made from the whole, the youngest and finest leaves of the Camelia sinensis from Japan (Matcha), the Aspalathus Linearis from South Africa (Rooibos). The veins are expertly removed and the leaves are slowly ground on granite mills into an ultrafine tea powder. This process only yields 40g per hour, while maintaining quality, flavour and nutritional value.
The ground leaves of these teas are powerful foods. The level of antioxidants, expressed in ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), is extraordinarily high.
With modern green or Rooibos tea, 85% of the nutrients remain in the tea bag. This is not hte case with Amanprana’s traditional Kotobuki teas, as you drink the entire tea leaf. This is what makes imperial Kotobuki much more healthier than regular green tea. You drink a multiple of the nutrients and you drink the whole leaf (holistic consumption). Because we also strive for the highest quality, the taste of these teas are sublime.
Prepare the Kotobuki Matcha yourself by adding half a teaspoon Kotobuki Matcha to a matcha bowl and adding almost boiling water (80°C), until the bowl is filled halfway. With a handmade bamboo whisk, whisk the mixture until lump-free and smooth. Keep whisking until it becomes a soft foaming grass green drink.
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The Organic Matcha – Green Tea from Japan
Amanprana matcha is made of the whole, the youngest and finest tea leaves of the Camelia Sinensis from Japan. Matcha is dark green tea and has a sweet flavour with a soft aftertaste.
Amanprana’s Matcha is certified organic and comes from the Shimoyama region in Japan. Kotobuki Matcha tea is harvested at a height of 600m, far away from industrial regions or cities, in the middle of the mountains.
100% Matcha Kotobuki (Japan)
The Organic Rooibos Tea from South Africa
The organic Rooibos tea from Amanprana is made from the whole, youngest and finest tea leaves from the Aspalathus linearis from South Africa. Rooibos from Amanprana originates from 200 African Clanwilliam farmers from the Cederberg region, 200km from Cape Town. Amanprana Rooibos is carefully selected according to fragrance, length, colour, flavour and nutritional value.
Rooibos is more hydrating and naturally sweeter than green or black tea.
Our Rooibos is certified organic and is ideal before going to bed and for children.
100% Kotobuki Rooibos tea from South Africa
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100% Matcha Kotobuki (Japan)
Our products are organic, vegetarian, processed as little as possible and where possible fair trade and fair world. Manufactured with respect for people, animals and the earth. At Amanprana, we believe in the whole and not in the individual particles.
Violet glass protects the precious tea. Sunlight consists of visible light (rainbow spectrum) and invisible light (ultraviolet UV-A and infrared). In visible light, the tea loses its quality and healing properties. Violet glass offers the solution: it lets invisible light through and completely blocks visible light. Brown glass and plastic cannot do that. Violet glass is better for the quality, taste and smell. Better for your health, beauty and wellness.
Sold as cheaper matcha, but is not matcha. It’s a bitter by-product of green tea.
Amanprana’s Kotobuki Matcha has a fresh grass green colour. Ground ultrafine, balanced, with a chlorophyll-rich fragrance and a soft umami flavour.
The much sold pale green matcha. Cheaper, lesser quality and bitter. Contains less chlorophyll, antioxidants, catechins and EGCG.
Matcha is made from shaded green tea plants. The last 4 weeks before the harvest, large canvases cover the tea plants to influence the process of photosynthesis. Because the plants are exposed to less sunlight, they make more chlorophyll as a survival mechanism. Because chlorophyll is oxygen. As a result, the tea leaves become even greener, which leads to the deep bright green and chrolophyll-rich tea powder we love.