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What is matcha green tea powder?

Matcha green tea powder is a type of powdered green tea that is traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies. It has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its numerous health benefits and delicious taste. In this blog post, we will explore what matcha green tea powder is, its history, how it is made, its health benefits, and how to use it. What is matcha green tea powder? Matcha green tea powder is a fine, vibrant green powder made from specially grown and processed green tea leaves. The tea leaves are ground into a fine powder using a stone mill, creating a powder that can be whisked with water to create a frothy, flavourful drink. Unlike other teas, the...

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Easter and ethical chocolate

With Easter just around the corner, it's the perfect time to indulge in some delicious chocolate treats. However, it's important to consider the impact that your chocolate purchases can have on people and the planet. By choosing ethical bean-to-bar chocolate, you can enjoy your chocolate guilt-free, knowing that it was produced in a sustainable and socially responsible way.   First, let's define what bean-to-bar chocolate is. Bean-to-bar chocolate is chocolate that is produced by small-scale chocolate makers who work directly with cocoa farmers to source high-quality cocoa beans. The chocolate is made from scratch, starting with the cocoa beans, which are roasted, ground, and processed into chocolate bars. By controlling the entire chocolate-making process, bean-to-bar chocolate makers can ensure that...

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Can chocolate go off or expire?

Chocolate is one of the most beloved treats in the world, enjoyed by millions of people every day. But, like all foods, it has a shelf life, and many people wonder if chocolate can go out of date. The answer is yes, chocolate can go out of date, but the shelf life depends on the type of chocolate and how it is stored.   First, it is important to understand that chocolate contains cocoa solids, sugar, and fat. The cocoa solids and sugar do not spoil, but the fat can go rancid over time. This can cause the chocolate to develop an off flavour and smell, making it unpleasant to eat. The shelf life of chocolate can also be affected...

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