Matcha is a fine powder made by grinding shade-grown Gyokuro tea leaves. To prepare, place one teaspoon of matcha in a bowl, add a few drops of hot (160-180F) water, and whisk into a paste. Then add more water and stir to produce a dark green liquor with bright foam.
The resulting cup is sweet and vegetal, with hints of grass and a creamy finish. Our Masters-grade Matcha hails from Uji, Kyoto. It is a ceremonial-grade Spring-harvest Matcha. You're sure to love it. Harvest: Spring 2019.
Green Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2 minutes.
In this traditional Japanese preparation, the powder is sifted through a fine-mesh sieve and measured into a special bowl called a chawan. Hot water is added slowly while whisking briskly in a W pattern with a bamboo whisk called a chasen until smooth with a foamy froth on top. Matcha can have a slight astringent note and is usually served with a small sweet confection called a wagashi. Because of this complementary relationship with sweets and reputed green tea health benefits, it has become a favorite ingredient for chefs and confectioners.
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
Ask a question about uji matcha and have the Adagio Teas community offer feedback.
Does it come in a tin?
Asked by Jennifer Hammond
on April 12th, 2017
Where is the price
Asked by Sharon Whelan
on December 12th, 2016
Is this radiation tested?
Asked by Francisco Arredondo
on December 28th, 2019