Organic Matcha Powdered Green Tea
Classic Grade Matcha for Tea
USDA and JAS Certified Organic
Morning Matcha, organic matcha powdered green tea, is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, especially the potent and renowned catechin, EGCg. Matcha contains caffeine, which stimulates the body, and amino acids, which relax the mind. A serving provides 3 to 4 hours of mild steady energy. Perfect for focusing on work, meditation or play.Preparation in a Tea Bowl with A Whisk and Sifter
Sift 1 tsp matcha tea into a tea bowl. Add 3 oz hot, not boiling, water (about 180 degrees). Whisk vigorously in a zigzag motion until a light foam covers the tea. Matcha is ready to drink. Adjust proportions to taste.Preparation in a Tea Cup with Hot Water
Scoop about 1 teaspoon matcha into your favorite teacup and add a few drops of hot water to melt the tea into a paste. After the tea is melted, fill your cup with 6 ounces of water. Experiment with water temperature and amout of tea and water. Try adding a bit of honey or milk.
Why sift matcha?
For the same reason bakers sift flour before
using. The static electricity in the air encourages powders (be it
flour, baking powder, cocoa, etc) to stick together and form clumps.
The same is true with matcha green tea powder. Sifting matcha smoothes
it out and lets it blend better into your drink or cooking recipe.
What does thin tea mean?
The term "thin grade" means use less tea to more water, a style referred to as "thin tea."
About Nishio Growing Regions and JAS Organic Certification
We sourced this matcha from the environmentally friendly hillside region of Nishio. In the late 1800's a Buddhist priest introduced the varietal and production techniques of the Uji region used in matcha production. Soon Nishio became a formidable producer of matcha tea. In 2001 JAS
(Japanese Agricultural Standards Association), awarded its organic certification to the matcha teas from our Nishio farms.
Japanese Sweets and Matcha
In Japan, matcha is enjoyed in combination with small sweets. Known as Wagashi, these sweets are made from natural, plant based ingredients. Wagashi adds a personal touch to matcha drinking, a chance to express a theme or reflect the change of seasons. Their sweetness, eaten prior to drinking matcha, balances out the flavor of the tea.
Look for Wagashi at Japanese markets. They usually contain some of the following ingredients: azuki beans, kidney beans, soy beans, potatoes, rice flour, wheat flour, sesame seeds and sugar.