Matcha Superior [Blended]
This Matcha [blended] green tea is a finely milled tea. Whisked to a froth, when served it delivers a rich, energising and bitter sweet treat.
What's in a name : This is graded superior due to it being blended & trimmed by machine. It is [similar to our high grade & premium Matcha] stone-ground carefully to reach an average size of 10 µm
In more depth....
Tea Name : Matcha [superior grade : blended]
Origin : Ujitawara, Uji and Wazuka
Harvest Time : Middle and end of first harvest of the year. (Middle to end of May)
Cultivar : 'Yabukita' and 'Okumidori'
Plucking standard & processing : Machine plucked.
Plucking : Grown in the shade for 20-30 days before harvest by the way of "Tana"
Steaming : 30 to 40 seconds.
Drying : Around 20 minutes.
Cutting / Sorting
Before picking, steaming and drying the leaves used for Matcha production are shaded for twenty to thirty days. This is done using a canopy called a "Tana" and requires skill and great care to achieve the correct result. This shading creates more Theanine, which increases sweetness and creates a more mellow taste. The dried leaves are then ground to a powder with a traditional stone mortar and pestle, called a Hikiusu.
Experience : Rich, energising and bitter sweet.
How to prepare [Chawan]
Amount of tea per serving (80ml): 2.5g (half a tea caddy spoon / 2 Chashaku*) Sift before use to remove lumps.
Temperature of water: 70℃ / 176℉ (boil kettle, cool for 40 seconds)
Infusion time: Once water added whisk until there is a rich foam in top.
Number of infusions: 1
How to enjoy: No milk, no sugar
*A Chashaku is a traditional matcha bamboo measuring spoon. Each chashaku equals 1 teaspoon.
NOTE: To create a rich and foamy bowl of Matcha, move the bamboo whisk or 'Chasen' quickly like writing the letter "W." It is not a circular stirring motion. Move your wrist back and forth very quickly in short jerks. This method creates a nice frothy lather. If you do not have a whisk a milk frother or normal whisk will be OK but is not recommended.
In more depth...
Our Matcha green tea is graded ‘Superior’ and is among the highest quality produced in Japan making a vivid green liquor with a wonderful aroma.
The froth created by the whisking is silky and the taste rich yet mellow. This tea has a smoother and more mellow taste than most Matcha teas, its reduced bitterness is perfect for those new to Matcha drinking but an equally great choice for those who drink Matcha often and prefer a high quality affordable Matcha.