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  The Matcha Box with White Tea Bowl
Matcha Green Tea Starter Kit with Morning Matcha, Bamboo Whisk and Tea Scoop


 
This 5 piece set makes an excellent introduction to matcha tea or a thoughtful gift for the tea lover in your life.
Our Price: $69.00
Country of Origin: tea, matcha bowl and bamboo tea scoop from Japan
Yields: 15-20 servings
Recommended Use: thin style tea, or usucha

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The Matcha Box From Matcha Source

All of the essential tools you need to sift, whisk and enjoy matcha tea at home or work. This 5 piece set includes:
  • 30 gram tin of Morning Matcha Classic Grade Organic Matcha
  • 100 prong bamboo whisk for frothing tea
  • stainless sifter - won't rust
  • bamboo tea scoop
  • ceramic matcha bowl from Japan
  • beautifully illustrated detailed how-to guide
  • coupon for $3 savings on next order


Ships with illustrated how-to guide

Essential Utensils to Celebrate your Tea
We include the sifter because without it, no matter how much you whisk, your matcha will be clumpy. The bamboo whisk (chasen), invented centuries ago, is uniquely suited for creating a frothy beverage and the delicate fronds will not harm your tea bowl.  The bamboo tea scoop (chashaku) is perfect for measuring out matcha powder and scooping tea out of a round tin. And for the same reason, we drink wine in stemware, the matcha bowl (chawan) is the best vessel for observing and celebrating the taste, aroma and color of your matcha tea.


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.

Water, Temperature and Taste
Water quality and temperature are important in making good tasting matcha. Begin with cool spring or filtered water and bring it to just under a boil (about 180 degrees). Boiling water will "scorch" the delicate matcha leaves and impart a bitter taste.

About Classic Grade Matcha
Matcha tea is come in various grades.  The main differentiators are tea grade and ingredient grade. Morning Matcha Classic Grade is a tea grade blend made of organic tencha (dried tea leaves).  This fine tea is denoted by its bright green hue and creamy aroma with hints of vanilla.  When whisked with water the taste is full bodied with a lingering sweet finish. 

Organic Matcha Powdered Green Tea
Classic Grade Thin Style Matcha Tea

Morning Matcha, organic matcha oowdered 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.

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.

    

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Good Stuff October 8, 2009
Reviewer: W.F. from Chelsea, MA United States  
I recently ordered The Matcha Box set. The set is nice. The quality looks good and the tea tastes good too. Shipping was quick. Received the set two days after it was ordered. But the set was missing the bamboo tea scoop. I sent an email to Matcha Source and less than an hour later received a response from Alissa saying they will be sending the scoop out to me.

Nice product, quick shipping and quick response from customer service. Good first time shopping experience at Matcha Source and would recommend to friends.

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