Why substitute matcha green tea for coffee?

The aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning can be intoxicating. “Wake up and smell the coffee” has become a mantra of pop culture, and Starbucks coffee shops can now be found on street corners all over the world. And yet, many people sense...

Radiant Matchaâ„¢ in Asheville, North Carolina

The Living Qi company began sourcing organic matcha green tea from small organic farms in 2008. Since that time we have developed a very large and loyal customer base due to our commitment to finding the best USDA organic matcha Japan has to offer. Based in Asheville,...

Understanding Matcha Use in America

Matcha, the ceremonial green tea of Japan only used by about 1.5% of the Japanese people, is powdered Camellia sinensis, often of exquisite quality. As a ceremonial item, Matcha is considered a luxury tea in Japan, though it is booming in popularity in North America...

Matcha and Pro-Youthing

Let’s not call it anti-aging for a moment. Let’s follow the example of longevity teacher and daoist energy master, Peter Ragnar, and call it pro-youthing. Ivy Greenwell wrote an article in 1999 about the health benefits of green tea for Life Extension...

bodybuilding.com and matcha

  I would like to thank Dr. Sara Solomon P.T., DMD for using www.living-qi.com as a resource for her excellent article: The 8 Wonders of Matcha Green Tea, which was featured on the www.bodybuilding.com website. You can see by looking at Dr. Solomon’s photo...

Is Radiation in Your Matcha?

Many customers have asked me about radiation in matcha green tea since the nuclear power plant disaster in Fukushima, Japan. The Japanese government monitors the situation very carefully and reports on radiation levels after extensive air, soil, plant and food...