For the Love of Matcha
Matcha tea is a type of green tea that is made from finely ground green tea leaves. The tea is grown and produced in Japan and is known for its vibrant green color, unique flavor, and numerous health benefits.
To make matcha tea, the green tea leaves are grown in shaded fields to enhance the chlorophyll content and increase the amino acid production, resulting in a sweeter taste. The leaves are then harvested and steamed to prevent oxidation, which preserves the nutrients and flavor.
After steaming, the leaves are dried and then ground into a fine powder using a stone mill. This powder is then whisked with hot water using a bamboo whisk to create a frothy beverage.
Matcha tea is known for its high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including catechins, which are believed to have cancer-fighting properties. It also contains caffeine, which can provide a natural energy boost without the jitters often associated with coffee.
In addition to its health benefits, matcha is also enjoyed for its unique flavor, which is described as vegetal, nutty, and slightly sweet. It is often used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and has become popular in recent years as an ingredient in lattes, smoothies, and other culinary creations.
We offer four types or grades of certified organic matcha.
Matcha Natural is an everyday matcha that can be drunk alone or in lattes, smoothies, and baked goods.
Matcha Kyoto is ceremonial grade and is intended to be prepared using a matcha whisk and drunk from a matcha bowl.
Matcha Usucha is a high grade of ceremonial matcha that comes from tea trees that are 30 years old and younger.
Matcha Koicha is the highest grade of ceremonial matcha that comes from tea trees that are over 30 years old. It has a special preparation where a very small amount of water is added to a high amount of matcha to produce a "thick" matcha.
With a rich history, matcha is the ingredient used in Japanese tea ceremony which has been a symbol of presence and simplicity for centuries. The four principles of the way of the tea ceremony are wa / harmony, kei / respect, sei / purity, and jaku / tranquility.
We invite you to taste the world of matcha.