Matcha is a unique proposition in the world of Japanese teas. Matcha and Gyokuro share the same cultivation process. Tea plants are sheltered from direct sunlight, allowing the leaves to keep lots of theanine and caffeine. The collected leaves are stripped of their veins and stems. Grinding to a powder takes place in a special slow-turning stone mills.
Matcha is used in tea ceremony - chadō (茶道). It is also perfect for bringing out the flavors of Japanese confectionery and cuisine.
Match tea is preparedin a special way. The water need to be brought down to the temperature of 70-80 ° C. Then it is poured into the bowl containing powder Matcha and tamped using a bamboo brush (chasen) for about 30 seconds. Delicate layer of foam appears. Then the tea is ready for consumption.
Matcha is very good for your health. It is often described as one of the products with the highest content of antioxidants. Becouse the powder is dissolved in hot water, all of the tea's beneficial nutrients can be taken in.