Japanese tea Matcha
Matcha is a powdered exclusive green tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony - chadō (茶道).
Matcha - more information
Below are some basic information about Matcha tea.
1. Whats is Matcha?
Matcha is a unique proposition in the world of Japanese tea. It is grown similar to Gyokuro. Tea plants are sheltered from direct sun, allowing the leaves to keep lots of theanine and caffeine. The collected leaves undergo th process of drying. They are deprived of stems. Grinding to a powder takes place in a special low-speed stone mills. That gives us a powdered tea, which completely dissolves in hot water and is truly delighful in taste.
2. Matcha in chado (茶道)
Matcha is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremony - chado (茶道).
"Charcoal take enough boiled water, tea and enough to bring out its proper taste. Arrange the flowers so that seemed to grow. in the summer create a sense of brisk coolness, and in winter - coziness. and that's the whole secret. " That is the way tea master Rikyu described what chado (茶道) is.
3. Brewing Matcha
Furst step is to heat the tea bowls. Just pour hot water at about 80° C to the bowl and then empty it. To the heated vessel pour about 2 grams of powdered tea for 60-100 ml of water. Then pour the water and mix it. Traditionally a bamboo teaspoons - Chashaku is used. Shredded clumps of tea, then mix about 30 secund. You should see a soft foam. The tea is ready to drink.
4.Why is Matcha so healthy?
Matcha is often described as one of the products with the highest content of antioxidants - which positively affects the body. It also contains beta caroten, a lot of minerals, potassium, and vitamins A and E. Thanks to those substances Matcha calms, and as already noted Buddhist monks - is conducive to meditation. It also have a positive impact on skin condition and immune system.
Tea was brought to Japan from China. Eisai, the 12th century monk - the founder of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism introduced the custom of drinking powdered green tea called later Matcha.
Matcha in MioriGreen
Matcha w MidoriGreen
In MidoriGreen we sell only the best Japanese Matcha tea, which comes from the Shizuoka prefecture.