What is Matcha?

What is Matcha?

The star of the centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony, Matcha, was carried from China to Japan in the 12th century by Zen Buddhist monks.

This emerald-hued cup is derived from the tencha leaf which is deveined then stone ground into a fine powder.

Tasting Notes

A smooth cup with a fresh, vegetal sweetness. And since
the whole leaf is consumed, matcha provides a high amount
of antioxidants.

Caffeine

Matcha produces about half the amount of caffeine found in a comparably sized cup of coffee.

Steeping Matcha is Easy

    • Heat fresh, filtered water just short of boiling.
    • Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of matcha powder to bowl or cup.
    • Pour in heated water (6 oz per cup).
    • Using a tea whisk, whisk briskly for a minute or two until the matcha forms a nice green colored foam. No need to strain.

(Courtesy of Republic of Tea)

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