We all love consuming matcha daily and improving our health as well as our focus and energy levels, but we also love the environment and we want to protect it as best as possible.
Is matcha environmentally sustainable?
One environmental concern with matcha production is the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers. Conventionally grown tea plants are often treated with chemicals to control pests and diseases and to increase the production yield. These chemicals can harm wildlife and pollute water sources as well as lead to soil degradation and loss of biodiversity.
To avoid environmental pollutions some matcha producers use organic and biodynamic farming practices. Organic farming is the best way to go for environmental protection as it doesn’t use synthetic pesticides and fertilisers.
Another environmental concern with matcha production is energy consumptions. The tea leaves are steamed and dried using heat, which requires energy. In addition, the grinding process is also energy-intensive as it takes about one hour to grind 30 grams of matcha powder using a stone mill.
To reduce energy consumption, some matcha producers use renewable sources of energy such as solar panels. By using renewable energy and improving efficiency, matcha producers can reduce their carbon footprint and conserve natural resources.
Tea drinkers can also make eco-friendly choices when purchasing matcha. Look for matcha that is certified organic or biodynamic, as these products are grown using sustainable methods that minimise the environmental impact.
We love the environment! Koyocha offers 100% organic matcha tea.
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