Matcha Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea was first used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Japanese pluck young, shade-grown Gyokuro Tea Leaves and lay flat to dry. Then carefully remove all veins and stems. At this point in the process, the tea is called Tencha. Finally, Tencha is ground up into a fine, precious powder.
Matcha is different from our other, Blooming With Joy, loose-leaf blends. It requires no filters or strainer. The sweet, earthy tasting tea is fully ingested after dissolving in the water. Packed full of antioxidants, Matcha Green Tea will give you the power you need to face the day. Some may not like the flavor so they add Matcha to smoothies and other recipes. When added to recipes keep in mind that less is more. Matcha is concentrated a tiny bit goes a long way.
Most of our blends are 1 tsp per cup. Making approximately 15-20 serving per tea tin. Matcha is only 1/2 tsp per cup and makes approximately 30-40 servings per tea tin.
There are a couple ways to prepare Matcha.
The traditional way is by placing 1/2 teaspoon of matcha per 10 oz of water (or to taste)
- In a cup, add a few drops of hot water (160-180F)
- Stir with a spoon until a paste forms.
- Add the rest of the water and stir until frothy.
- When on the go, add a 1/2 tsp of Matcha to a chilled water bottle and shake.
The health benefits of Matcha are amazing. Add it to your smoothies, recipes, and confections for a fun new ingredient.
Blooming With Joy Matcha Green Tea
- Serving: 1/2 tsp
- Ingredients: Powder Gyokuro Tea Leaves
- Grade: Premium Grade
- Origin: From Uji, Kyoto, Japan
- Steep: 170°
- Caffeine: High
**Matcha cannot be included in tea lover gifts or samplers.