Matcha Superior Tea
Matcha green tea is a finely milled tea, which is whisked to a froth when served. Rich, energising and bitter sweet. Our Matcha originates from the tea gardens of Uji, Kyoto, Japan.
How to make Matcha Green Tea
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 Chashuka is a traditional matcha bamboo measuring spoon. Each chashuka 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 suffice.
In more depth...
Provenance: Uji, Japan
Matcha Superior Green Tea Grade: Our Matcha green tea is graded ‘Superior’ and is among the highest quality produced in Japan.
Matcha Superior Green Tea Origin: The highest quality Matcha is exclusively grown and produced in the rolling hills of Uji, near the ancient city of Kyoto. Japanese tea culture, such as the tea ceremony, was developed in Kyoto. It is one of the reasons the techniques of growing highest grade Matcha intensively accumulated in the Uji region.
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.
Matcha Superior Green Tea Flavour: Our Matcha makes 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. Equally, it is a great choice for those who drink it quite often and prefer a high quality Matcha that is not too expensive.