Beautiful Matcha! Powdered tea used in the Japanese formal tea ceremony. Only the finest tea leaves are destined to be processed into Matcha. Once powdered, the leaves fully release their rich antioxidant and polyphenol content to develop the thick, grassy character. Top-grade Matcha is a bright shade of green. As a rule, the lighter green varieties are sweeter and the darker ones more astringent. Matcha is one of the most intricately manufactured teas. The cup is characterized by a vegetal, intense flavor and can be sweet. It should be whisked into suspension but can be infused into the water as well. When whisking matcha, certain components of tea which are non-soluble in water, such as Vitamin A and leaf fiber, are actually ingested when drinking the tea. Our Matcha is fine grade 10-15 micron and is Organic certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd. Enjoy Matcha as your beverage, and/or add it to your smoothies.
Ingredients From: China
Region(s): Jiangxi Province
Shipping Port(s): Shanghai
Grade(s): Fine Matcha 10-16 micron. Made to Japanese specifications.
Growing Attitudes: 1500 – 4500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Traditional Matcha process, Small batch crafted, 100% natural.
Cup Characteristics: Pure, clean, refreshing, healthy and lightly astringent. A perfect green tea for a good life.
Infusion: Tending dark forest green
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea* *Organic
Brewing Matcha: One common misconception people have of Matcha is that is must be brewed according to the strict guidelines of the Cha no yu ceremony. In reality, Matcha can be brewed many different ways. We will detail some popular
choices here, as well as the ceremonial method.
Hot matcha latte brewing methods - fast method: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of
cup and add 2oz. of hot water & mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or
substitute) and sweeten to taste. (Try maple syrup or honey)
(Best and Most popular) Hot matcha latte brewing methods - Recommended method: Makes 2 cups (halve the
ingredients to make 1 cup):
You will need a few items to prepare Matcha Lattes:
1. Matcha measure or tea spoon.
2. 16 oz. stainless steel carafe.
3. Espresso maker.
5. Flavoring syrup.
6. Milk 2% (Almond, soy or rice milk).
7. Long stir spoon.
To start, measure approximately 15oz. (450 ml) of milk into stainless steel carafe. Add 1 teaspoon or 2 matcha measures of
Matcha. Stir with long spoon to combine with milk. Add 1 oz. (30 ml.) of flavoring syrup. Froth vigorously with frothing wand from espresso machine. When blend is smooth with micro bubbles, pour into cup. The aroma is great, it tastes better and you get all of the goodness from tea. Very invigorating! You may substitute 2 tablespoons of either Maple syrup, Agave syrup or Honey for the flavoring syrup to taste.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a rolling boil and let cool to roughly 180°F/82°C. Place approximately of a teaspoon of Matcha in your cup. Infuse with 8oz/250ml of water, whisk briskly and enjoy.
Ceremonial Matcha: Please note that in order to brew Ceremonial Matcha you will need a set of Japanese tea ceremony
tools. (Bowls, scoops, and a whisk).
1. Prepare tea bowls by warming them with boiled water.
2. Prepare your Matcha whisk by soaking the tip in the boiled water in one of the bowls for about 10 seconds.
3. Pour the water out and dry the bowl with a paper towel.
4. Using your teaspoon, add 2 scoops of Matcha to each bowl.
5. Pour 1/3 of a cup of your hot water into each bowl.
6. In a slow “m” motion, submerge any loose bits of Matcha that may be floating on the surface of the tea.
7. Whisk the tea more briskly in a back and forth motion until the surface of the Matcha becomes frothy.
8. Consume immediately. (In Japan, it is customary to drink the entire bowl in 3 quick slurps).
Iced matcha latte brewing methods: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of cup and add 2oz. of hot water & mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste. Cool for 30-60 minutes and pour over ice
Slow brewed Iced Matcha: Place 3 level teaspoons of Matcha into a glass pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice and let sit. After a few hours, ice will have melted and tea brewed. Stir vigorously to ensure the Matcha goes into suspension. Pour over ice and enjoy!
Matcha Ginger Tea with crushed ice and lime: (Ingredients – 2 level teaspoons of Matcha, 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger, ½ cup ice, juice of ½ lime, dash of honey)
1. Blend ice, Matcha and ginger in a blender until ice is crushed
2. Pour into a chilled glass.
3. Add lime juice and honey to taste.