Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha Green Tea
Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha Green Tea. Our organic ceremonial matcha green tea has an elegant flavour and mellow taste.
Our organic matcha tea is made from Japanese shade-grown tea leaves from Camellia Sinensis trees. Only the finest handpicked tea buds are used. To prevent direct sunlight, the tea bushes are covered in the last 20 days before harvest. This process is known as ‘shading’. Shading slows down growth, increases the intensity of the natural green pigment and causes an escalation in the production of healthy amino acids.
Matcha refers to finely-milled green tea. Our Matcha is made from the finest Japanese Green Sencha Tea, it is full of Catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG as an antioxidant is about 30-80 times more potent than vitamins C and E.
- Nutrient Per 1g
- Matcha Total Catechins 105 mg
- EGCG 61 mg
- Total Amino Acids 34 mg
- L-theanine 14.26 mg
- Caffiene 35 mg
- Fibre 318 mg
- Carbohydrates 447 mg
- Vitamin C 1.75 mg
- Vitamin A 2.91 mg
- Potassium 26.6 mg
- Calories 3
How To Prepare.
First things first, put the kettle on and grab yourself a mug or if you want more authenticity, try using a chawan, a traditional Japanese tea cup.
Once the kettle has boiled, wait for a minute or two so that the temperature of the water is approximately 80°C. If the water is too hot, your tea may become too bitter.
Add a small teaspoon of matcha (see matcha spoon)
powder to your cup and then fill with approximately 60ml of hot water.
Using a chasen, or matcha whisk
, mix the powder in with the water so that no lumps remain in the tea. Mix for a minute until the tea has lots of small bubbles on the surface and appears slightly frothy, try to mix in a "W" motion to get the best results.
Tips and Information Hints:
If you live in an area with hard water, try using a water filter to purify the water before you boil it. This will give you a cleaner tasting tea.
Try adjusting the amount of water and matcha used until you find the right taste for you.
Traditional matcha green tea is more bitter than regular green tea so you might need something sweet to balance the taste.