Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves, now called tencha, are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder. Easy preparation is achieved by placing 1 teaspoon of matcha per cup (or to taste) in a cup, adding a few drops of hot water (160-180F) and stirring with a spoon until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and stir.
This is a Samidori cultivar from Uji, Japan, flavored with natural cacao. It is a high-grade Spring (first harvest) tea. The 2oz tin will make about 24 8oz servings.
Green Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2 minutes.
blended with matcha tea & natural dark chocolate flavor
Japanese matcha, blended with natural dark chocolate flavor, becomes the best of tea sweets (wagashi.) Can be served hot with 1 tsp chocolate matcha whisked together with 8 oz. of hot (160-180°F.) water. Sweeten to taste with sugar or stevia. Or, try it iced with 1 cup brewed matcha (1 tsp to 1 cup hot water) plus 1 cup of coconut or regular milk, to taste, and 1 tsp of honey or agave. Put into a blender with 4 to 6 iced cubes and whirl until light frothy. Makes 2 servings of airy deliciousness.
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
honey for green tea
whip up the perfect froth
Traditional matcha preparation requires the use of a bamboo whisk to evenly distribute the powdered tea until a foam appears.
Questions and Answers
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do the new Macha flavors have calories?
Asked by Julie Eggen
on March 18th, 2016
Does the matcha chocolate tea look chocolately? I ordered some, and it looks vibrant green like normal matcha (and tastes like it, too). I'm not sure if I'm preparing it wrong or whether I got the wrong product. Thanks for any help you can give me!
Asked by Lauren Bryant
on June 8th, 2018
How is this supposed to be brewed? Traditional matcha is ~1 tsp per 2-4 oz water and not steeped, it's dissolved.