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No Radiation Risk Here: Get To Know Your Matcha

With so many different matcha products available in todays marketplace, its more important than ever to be an informed consumer: especially where quality and health are concerned. 

There is always buzz within the tea drinking world regarding the effects of radiation on Japanese tea. Considering a large part of Japan's agricultural region was affected by the fallout of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant as a result of the Tohoku earthquake almost six years ago - its understandable. 

Rest assured though: the main tea producing region where our Whisk Matcha is grown (Uji Kyoto) was never contaminated by radioactive isotopes. Farmers have taken the utmost precautions when harvesting and testing for trace/unsafe levels of radiation (beyond what is normal considering radiation is everywhere... even in the bananas you consume).  

Learn more about our commitment to only using 100% radiation-free, matcha here and read about research we've done to ensure all of our Whisk Premium Matcha products are safe for consumption. 

As well, you might want to consider signing up for our upcoming Matcha 101 Seminar on January 18th at the L'Atelier in Vancouver where you can meet Kimmy Xiao and ask her all about this and many other tea-related topics to live your best #MatchaLife.  

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Whisk Matcha: Quality Over Quantity... Always!

These days its so easy to find yourself weaving through seemingly endless isles of mass produced products at large bulk-buy stores throughout North America – and beyond. Unfortunately, healthy items like matcha tea (meant to promote wellness) are also produced in bulk to satisfy an ever-increasing demand that translates to a loss in benefits.


Rest assured, Whisk Matcha is not mass-produced and maintains all its benefits.

At Whisk Matcha we stand by our belief (and passion) for artisanal quality, hand sourced, small-batch grown tea. Our Organic Ceremonial Grade and Pinnacle Gold Grade Matcha are hand picked, rather than machine-trimmed to ensure quality is never compromised. 

Where as larger tea companies sacrifice the many health benefits and nutty-sweet and smooth flavour of matcha: at Whisk, we choose to remain true to our roots in more ways than one.

Our matcha tea leaves are grown through a different, more precise method of harvesting. New growth leaves are picked from the fork of each branch, where all the nutrients are found, not simply snipped by machine at the same point of previous harvest – translating to diluted nutrients and less benefits to you – the consumer.

Our Pinnacle Gold is from a rare tea varietal called Asahi. The tea plants grown in individual planters providing the utmost of control and monitoring rather than in a massive tea field.  

Matcha growing and picking

So the next time you make yourself a warm bowl of our Whisk Matcha, know that you can sit back and relax, sip and savour the fact that we have taken every careful step to insure you are enjoying the very best matcha available!

 

 

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