The finest of the Japanese Matcha ground Green Tea comes from a shadow grown bush, which makes the leaves turn dark green and deep in flavour.
This type of tea is traditionally used in Japanese Tea Ceremony.
In the 9th century the monk Eisai brought this tea to Japan from China, where it was a custom to process the green tea this way, which was later abandoned in China, but found a new home in Japan.
Japanese processing method is using “fire” steam to dry the tea leaves instead of using large ovens to dehydrate them, which preserves the very fresh aroma with notes of the iodised sea. After steaming, the tea leaves are ground to a fine powder.
Reputable to be very high in antioxidants about 10 times more than in regular Green Tea, bringing it high up the list of the superfoods followed by Goji Berries, Pomegranate and Blueberries.
It is suppose to be great at helping detox, due to the fact that it is a shade grown bush, the chlorophyll levels are high, which are known for helping get rid of heavy metals and chemicals.
Matcha is very versatile. Since it is a powder it can be added to smoothies, cakes, cookies and even be made into an ice cream, not to mention those matcha lattes.
To Make a cup of Matcha Tea you need only 1/4 of a teaspoon (1g) whisked with 100ml of cold water until you see small bubbles, then add 200ml of boiling water, dance for 3 minutes, strain and enjoy.
To make Cold Brew Matcha Ice Tea it is the same process but use 300ml of cold water and let it sit in the fridge for 12 hours, then strain over ice and enjoy.
To make a Matcha Latte
you need only 1/4 of a teaspoon (1g) whisked with 30ml of cold water until you see small bubbles, then add 70ml of boiling water, let it brew for 3 minutes. While the Matcha is brewing heat or froth up 150ml of any type of milk. When Matcha pour the milk in the strained tea.
Keep in mind that it is a ground caffeinated tea and the content is higher than regular cup of tea.
On its own Matcha has a very distinctive taste, so we turned it in a Tropical Matcha Blend made with Mango, Ginger and Spirulina for healthy and delicious treat.
Check it out in the Special Reserve Collection