Organic Matcha Green Tea Description:
Produced in Nishio City, Japan, the traditional home of matcha green tea powder for more than 800 years, our everyday matcha is a great way to explore everything matcha has to offer. This a cost effective alternative to drinking Ceremonial Grade Matcha everyday. It is also the perfect matcha for use in smoothies, cookies, ice cream, salad dressing, and more.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea Significance:
Matcha is actually a powder produced by milling green tea leaves. Matcha production dates back as far as CE 600 when tea was transported in brick form. Traditionally used for Chado, or the Japanese Tea Ceremony, matcha is now used widely for bottled drinks, home cooking, and by many restaurants. It is generally produced from gyokuro leaves, which have been hand-picked, and features a distinctive bright green appearance. There are many grades of matcha depending on the base tea used in production, and cooking grades tend to impart a stronger flavor, thus using ceremonial grades in cooking is not necessarily better. A more recent use for matcha is found in matcha infused sencha and matcha infused genmaicha which build a layer of complexity and flavor on these two well-known Japanese teas. Making matcha on its own involves vigorous whisking of the matcha in a bowl until frothy and then adding water if necessary to taste.
Matcha Green Tea Recipes
- Step 1:
- Place ½ tsp in a bowl and add 3 oz of hot water (180°).
- Step 2:
- Whisk with bamboo whisk or hand mixer until smooth and frothy.
- Step 3:
- Add additional water to taste as desired.