The powdered green tea has been used in the Japanese tea ceremony (Cha-no-yu) for centuries. Matcha is made using pure luxury grade Japanese green tea Tencha leaves, a Japanese tea variety that is shaded beneath special shade covers for 3 weeks before plucking. The shading forces the plants to produce a higher than normal chlorophyll content which gives the leaves a rich green color and high level of antioxidants.
Matcha is prepared in a bowl (chawan) and mixed with boiling water with a bamboo whisk (chasen). This matcha is tasty with frank herbaceous aromas and a slight bitterness.
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|Tea per quantity of water||1/2 to 1 c. tsp / 250 ml|
|Steeping time||30 sec. to 1 minute|
|Steeping temperature||70 à 80 °C|
|Type of Tea||Green|
|Tasting and aroma||Tasteful, herbal, slight bitterness|