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Green Gold: The Incredible Benefits of Matcha

http://emaevents.co.uk/international-womens-day-whats-the-hype-our-director-libby-barnes-reflects-on-what-international-womens-day-means-to-her/?unapproved=4533 Written by Waregem Sebastian Pole

Ippy Matcha is a unique form of bright emerald green tea. Here we discuss its amazing health benefits and tradition of use.

http://disegnoworks.com/?p=1979 Matcha is green gold. It is made from a special type of powdered green tea that is grown under shade for a few weeks before being harvested. The stem and veins are then removed before being powdered into the finest verdant grains that dissolve easily in water. Matcha is the tea used in the ancient Japanese tea ceremony and has been used by Buddhist monks for the last 1,000 years. Its light and ascendant properties take ones awareness and energy upwards through the heart to the head bringing clarity and insight. It’s this almost spiritual quality that makes Matcha such an appropriate drink for today’s busy world.

Sebastian Pole
I am a registered member of the Ayurvedic Professionals Association, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and a Fellow of the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners. I qualified as a herbalist with the aim of using the principles of Ayurveda (the ancient art of living wisely) and the Herbal tradition to help transform health. I have been in clinical practice since 1998.

Having co-founded Pukka Herbs in 2001 I have become experienced in organic herb growing, practitioner grade quality and sustainable value chains. I am a Trustee of the FairWild Foundation, a Director of The Betonica School of Herbal Medicine and an Advisor to The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and The Sustainable Herbs Project. Fluent in Hindi, a qualified Yoga therapist and passionate about projects with a higher purpose, I am on a mission to bring the incredible power of plants into people’s life. And that is why I started Herbal Reality and what it is all about.

I live in a forest garden farm in Somerset growing over 100 species of medicinal plants and trees. And a lot of weeds!

Author of Ayurvedic Medicine, The Principles of Traditional Practice (Elsevier 2006), A Pukka Life (Quadrille 2011), Celebrating 10 Pukka years (2012) and Cleanse, Nurture, Restore with Herbal Tea (Frances Lincoln 2016).

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