Japanese matcha is perfect for day or for special occasions. Our matcha is a ceremonial grade matcha. Containing only the highest color quality (brilliant green) and a smooth, slightly bitter taste.
Matcha is essentially a processed green tea leaves that have been stone-ground into a delicate powder.
Developed by the Chinese, Matcha fell out of favor with the Chinese elites and was slowly replaced by other forms of Chinese tea such as pu-ehr. It is unknown why it fell out of favor.
A Japanese Buddhist monk named Eisai Myoan (from the Tendai sect), on a trip to China in the late 1180s, became interested in two important Chinese practices: Zen Buddhism and matcha. He came back to Japan and devoted the rest of his life to writing about and teaching both zen and matcha.
To prepare matcha, place approximately one-half teaspoon of matcha into a pre-warmed bowl.
Add approximately 3 oz. of water heated to 175-180° degrees.
Whisk vigorously in a back-and-forth motion using a traditional bamboo matcha whisk until frothy.
After whisking, the matcha is ready to drink directly from the bowl.
Ingredients: Japanese Green Tea
SAMPLE - NET WT. 0.50 ounce (14.17g) Appr 5-7 Servings
TIN – NET WT. 1.50 OZ (42.52G) Appr 15 Servings