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