This ceremonial grade Organic Matcha is from Isa Bay in Mie Prefecture Japan which has 800 years of history for producing high quality tea. This fine powdered Matcha green tea makes perfect healthy drink.
Matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves also used to make gyokuro. Tea bushes are covered up to 3 weeks before harvest to prevent direct sunlight. This slows down growth, and causes the production of amino acids. As a result of this treatment quality matcha is vibrantly green in colour. Only the finest tea buds are handpicked. Matcha is stone ground to a fine powder through the use of specially designed granite stone mills. It can take up to one hour to grind 30 grams of matcha.
The flavour of matcha is dominated by its amino acids. The highest grades of matcha have more intense sweetness and deeper flavour.
Matcha can be prepared thick or thin. A small amount of sieved matcha is placed into the bowl using bamboo spatula. 70C hot water is added. The mixture is whisked using a bamboo whisk to a uniform consistency. Finally, when enough foam has formed on the surface, beat at medium speed to produce finer bubbles.
For thin tea, use approximately 1.75g of matcha with 75ml hot water. For thick tea, use 3.75g of matcha with 40ml of hot water.
Recently Match has been used cooking mainly to make cakes, sweets, ice cream etc, and this grade of Matcha is perfect to try out your own recepies.
Researchers found that concentration of the antioxidants available from drinking matcha is 10 times greater than the amount of EGCG available from other fine green teas. Matcha is also said to boost metabolism and help reduce cholesterol levels when it is drunk regularly.
Japanese Teas: All our teas imported from Japan are governed by the provisions of lmplementing Regulation (EU) No 996/2012 imposing special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station. All our teas are checked and certified by the 'Tokai Regional Administration Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’, that they are compliant with the legislation in force in Japan and EU as regards to radiation. Further, these certifications are examined at the point of entry to UK before the teas are released for distribution. Therefore we can confirm that the teas sold by us are safe and radiation free. Please let us know if you need more information.
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