Sultry sweet notes peek from deep full flavored seasonal green tea. Deliciously vegetative.
Lively and thick, bright emerald green infusion.
Pure Japanese green tea.
In Japan, Matcha is considered an integral part of the very essence and soul of the country itself. Matcha is perhaps the most refined tea available on the market today. The first thing you will notice upon opening the packet is that Matcha is finely powdered and looks like an emerald colored flour. When brewed, the powdered leaf is not strained or left in the pot, but is whisked into a frothy concoction and consumed. Because the leaves themselves are imbibed, brewed matcha contains higher concentrations of vitamins and antioxidants than most other teas, green, herbal, or otherwise. In fact, brewed Matcha contains nearly 10 times the polyphenols and antioxidants of regular teas, 2 times the antioxidants of a glass of red wine, approximately 9 times the beta-carotene of spinach, and 4 times that of carrots.
Brewing Matcha: Matcha can be brewed many different ways. Matcha is best brewed using water that has boiled and then let sit for a few moments until it has cooled to roughly 180F/82C, (about 2-3 minutes). This allows for immediate consumption after brewing when the tea is at its peak flavor. It is also a good idea to sift Matcha through a tea strainer so that it will not form lumps when hot water is added.