Organic Japanese Matcha
Matcha belongs in the 'whip' tea history period. Tea artisans grow the tea leaves in the shade. Shading yields more chlorophyll, nutrients and minerals. An added bonus is a deeper green and sweeter flavor profile. During the spring harvest season, these leaves are de-veined, dried and ground into a bright green powder.
For centuries, Japanese monks and royalty have used a bamboo whisk to combine the green powder and hot water. Inheriting Chinese 'whipped tea' brewing method, the Japanese refined the procedure into a big elaborate ceremony. Traditional Japanese tea ceremony is centered around preparing Match tea and Japanese philosophy of beauty and form.
Brew 2 teaspoons in 8 oz. 175 degree filtered water. Whisk tea powder and water together until it is nice and frothy. Enjoy!