This powdered green tea has traditionally been used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha is made using pure luxury grade Tencha leaves, a tea variety that is shaded a few weeks before plucking. The shading forces the plants to produce a higher 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 simmering water with a bamboo whisk (chasen). The invigorating infusion is of a bright emerald green and offers a dense taste with hints of spinach, slightly sweet.
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|Tea per quantity of water||1/2 to 1 tsp / 250 ml|
|Steeping time||30 sec. to 1 minute|
|Steeping temperature||70 à 80 °C|
|Type of Tea||Green|
|Tasting and aroma||Fine, vegetal, marine, algae, slightly sweet|