Superior quality tea in powder form which is traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony. The leaves are shade-grown for three weeks, whereby they take on their characteristic sweet flavour. Once harvested, their veins and stems are removed, and they are then stone-ground into powder. The more vivid and intense green in colour it is and the sweeter its flavour, the higher its quality and flavour profile become.
Matcha, exceedingly rich in antioxidants, vitamins and mineral elements, can be consumed daily as an energy drink.
To make matcha:
1. Heat the water to around 70-80° C.
2. Toss 1/2 - 1 teaspoonful of Matcha into a cup. Add a little hot water and stir.
3. When the mixture becomes frothy, add 100ml of water or hot milk.