Matcha for Everyday green tea

Matcha for Everyday

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Powdered Green Tea

 

Matcha for Everyday

 

Appearance: micron-fine powdered tea – rich, deep green in color
Cultivation Method: plucked from a blend of leaf from several tea bush cultivars that are shade-grown for several weeks under covering
Milling: milled from tencha in a traditional granite stone mill
Type: for usucha ( thin tea) served in Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, or daily Matcha drinking
Packaging: vacuum-packed in Japan in a foil pouch
Quantity: 50 grams

 

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Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)

Preparing Matcha for Usucha (thin tea)

Use 2 bamboo scoops of matcha with 2.5 oz of water
Water temperature should be 158°F – 176°F
Use a 50-100 thin pronged whisk
Whisk with a rapid ‘w’ action
Matcha consistency should be thin & frothy

 

Preparing Matcha for Koicha (thick tea)

Use 4 bamboo scoops of matcha with 1.25 oz of water
Water temperature should be 158°F – 176°F
Use a 32-48 thick pronged whisk
Whisk with a kneading/rotating action
Matcha consistency should be thick with no froth

 

img-how_whisk How to Whisk a Bowl of Matcha (an illustrated guide)

Storing Your Matcha:

 

We recommend storing Matcha in the tin in the refrigerator. In fact, this is one of the few teas that we suggest storing in a cold environment. To maintain the freshness of TeaTrekker’s Matcha as best as possible, we have our Matcha producer in Uji, Japan put our matcha into protective tin containers with a screw top and an inner pull-tab seal that will keep the tea fresh before opening. Please store the container in the refrigerator in-between uses.

 

Why?

 

Matcha is extremely finely ground and so is more sensitive to heat, air and light than whole-leaf tea. Once opened, Matcha has a shorter shelf life than whole-leaf tea. This is the reason why Matcha is always sold in small 20 gram or 40 gram containers in Japan. In fact, it is simply the habit in Japan to purchase all tea in small packages… regularly and often.
It’s important to store matcha properly as the taste, color, mouth-feel, and froth-ability depends on its being as fresh as possible when you use it.

 

Matcha for Everyday is milled from a blend of 1st pluck spring tea leaves, which is why this tea has a fresh, vegetal taste, vigorous flavor, pleasant, persistent astringency and a deep green color.

Our Matcha for Everyday is modestly priced, making it a great value for true Matcha. This tea has been milled from shade-grown leaf that is manufactured into tencha, the de-veined, chopped processed leaf that is ground in a stone mill that yields finely-powdered Matcha.

It is a very good choice for those who wish to use powdered tea for casual tea drinking or everyday Matcha use. It can also stand up to the addition of milk or other add-ins such as fruit when blending Matcha breakfast smoothies or lattes. This particular Matcha will also stand up flavor-wise to other ingredients in recipes that call for Matcha (or powdered green tea) such as cookies, cakes and ice cream.

In Japanese, this Matcha has a very distinguished name which roughly means ” taste that lasts 1,000 years.”
Perhaps this is a nod toward its robust flavor and pleasant, lingering aftertaste.

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