CBD and Matcha creates a powerful combination and an easy way to consume your daily dose of both. Individually CBD and Matcha could stand alone when it comes to their health benefits. CBD is pretty standard when it comes to its benefits when based on the potency and spectrum. Matcha on the other hand has different grades.
The difference in matcha grades is based on the intention of use. Ceremonial grade matcha is meant for drinking by itself. Latte grade and other premium grades are meant for cooking, mixing in smoothies, and mixing drinks.
All matcha is made from grounded green tea leaves. The leaves are cultivated from young green tea leaves. This process preserves all the nutritional benefits like catechins, caffeine, theanime,vitamins C,B,E, folic acid,β-carotene, minerals, and chlorophyll.
Ceremonial Grade Use
Ceremonial matcha is meant to be consumed by itself, in adherence to the ancient tradition. Ceremonial grade matcha is cultivate earlier then other matcha grades and carefully picked.This gives the tea a greener color and a less bitter taste.Then leaves are then stone grounded into a soft powder making it ideal for drinking.The ceremonial grade has a smooth taste.For best results ceremonial grade should be consumed by itself. Ceremonial matcha is not ideal for mixing with milk, smoothies and cooking..
Latte Grade Use
Latte grade matcha is cultivated later than ceremonial grade. The more mature leaves gives it a bitter taste. This allows for the latte grade to be suitable for mixing and cooking. Sugar and milk goes well with this grade.
There is very little difference between the Latte grade and ceremonial grade. The ceremonial grade may have more antioxidants due to higher levels of chlorophyll from younger leaves.
Ceremonial Grade instruction
- pour hot water into your matcha bowl.
- Scoop 2 teaspoon of your CBD Ceremonial grade matcha into the bowl.
- Pour 12oz of water into the bowl.
- Whisk the matcha in front to back motion for approximately 1 minute or until the matcha is frothy.
Latte Grade instruction
- Scoop 2 teaspoon of your CBD latte grade matcha into the bowl.
- Sweetener, typically we use 2 tbsp of honey
- 1 1/2 tbsp of vanilla
- Creamer, typically we use 1 cup almond milk
- 3-4 tbsp of hot water