- Serving Size: 1.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 78°C
- Steeping Time: 0 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Japan
- Caffeine: Medium
This bright green, extra-fine, stone-ground matcha, one of the highest grades available, is smooth, velvety, fresh and delicately sweet.
This tea is best enjoyed in its purest form, whisked and prepared in tea ceremony style, it is the perfect choice to invigorate your mind and body. It can also be enjoyed with a little bit of sweetness or with added steamed milk.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is finely ground de-veined green tea leaves. Renowned for its use in the historic Japanese tea ceremony. It is a vivid green tea powder valued for its concentrated taste, mellow umami sweetness and the health benefits of a high antioxidant content, fiber and chlorophyll. One cup of matcha has the nutritional equivalent of ten cups of infused green tea.
Storage: Always store in a cool, dark place away from heat, humidity, direct sunlight, and odors. Matcha is extremely sensitive to light and heat. Once a package has been opened, keep in the airtight tin and store in the fridge.
Food pairings: Matcha works well with white chocolate, cheese, rich dairy, lightly cooked vegetables, and most seafood.
Straight Matcha: Put about 1/2 tsp of matcha powder into a small bowl. Fill bowl with just enough hot (75C) water to cover the powder, then use a whisk to break up the clumps and make a smooth mix. Add about 2/3 cup more hot water, and whisk until you get a nice froth on the surface of the water. Serve immediately. Best enjoyed with a sweet dessert.
Matcha Latte: Put about 1 tsp of matcha into a cup and fill with hot water up to 1/4 cup. Using a whisk, break up the clumps of tea powder until you get a smooth mix. Fill up the rest of the cup with steamed milk. Add sweeteners such as honey, agave nectar or sugar. Enjoy.
Another great way to enjoy the benefits of matcha is to add about 1 to 2 tsp to your morning protein or berry shakes. It blends really well and adds a great healthy boost of antioxidants. You may also explore the other uses of Matcha in drinks, cooking and desserts.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Powder
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Matcha – a Superfood - by MargaretHaines@cunet.carleton.ca
Matcha is certainly among the earth’s “Superfoods”. Matcha is a stone ground green tea, traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony since about 2000 years ago. In the world of tea Matcha surpasses other kinds in its health promoting content. Why? When you drink steeped green tea, much of the antioxidants remain in the tea leaves, never to be consumed. While drinking Matcha, the whole leaf is being consumed so with it, all the antioxidants (catechin polyphenols), chlorophyll, vitamins, trace minerals and L-theanine is being consumed as well.
How is Matcha Produced?
Not any tea leaf can be ground, turn into powder and be called Matcha. It has to go through a specific process. The process starts with a selection of good green tea varieties. Most Matcha is made from Yabukita varietal, the most popular in Japan, although very good quality of Matcha also comes from samidori or okumidori varietals. The area where the tea is grown has a fundamental importance. Good green tea growing prefectures in Japan will produce the best...