Matcha is a special type of powdered green tea that is usually grown and produced in Japan. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder.
The powder can then be used to brew an antioxidant rich frothy green tea or in recipes like smoothies or baking. Unlike other types of teas, the tea is not strained out before consuming. When you drink matcha, you are consuming the entire leaf, making Matcha more potent than other tea varieties. In fact, only 1/2 tsp is needed to brew a traditional cup of Matcha.
Matcha contains caffeine.
Ground tencha green tea
Teas are like people, each is different and there is no one way to prepare a cup. Use this as a starting point for brewing this tea as you explore its unique characteristics. You may find different times of day or moods, you like to use more or less tea, brew it for a different amount of time….Whatever you do, have fun discovering your perfect cup!
1 matcha teaspoon or 1/4 teaspoon
8 oz/237 ml
Tip: Whisk the Matcha well with a Bamboo whisk, using the tip of the whisk to break up any small lumps while whisking the tea. This assures the most optimal flavor and a smooth and creamy texture.
Grown and prepared in China.