Matcha Tea is the product of Green Tea ground into a fine powder. Allegedly originating from Japan (despite being contested by China), this type of Tea takes on distinct characteristics seldom found in so-called “regular” Green Tea, owing predominantly to the processing method it undergoes.
By shade-growing the Tea for two weeks before harvesting, then grinding the whole leaf, Matcha Tea produces larger quantities of amino acids and chlorophyll. These components play a vital role in the well-documented Matcha Tea benefits.
Apart from its remarkable taste, which is often described as bold, grassy and astringent, Matcha Tea Benefits the mind, body and soul in a multitude of ways. According to the latest scientific research, the frequent consumption of Matcha Tea can reduce the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions, namely cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Furthermore, Matcha Tea can boost the metabolism, enhance cognitive function and support the immune system.
To drink Matcha Tea, please follow these steps:
Add a scoop of Matcha Green Tea (½ of a teaspoon) into your cup or traditional bowl.
Add the appropriate amount of warm, not boiling, water into your cup or traditional bowl (boiling water will inevitably burn the leaves).
Whisk the Matcha into the water using a traditional bamboo Matcha Tea Whisk until frothy.
Enjoy at your leisure.
Although Matcha Tea is unique in itself, there are many different kinds of this fascinating brew. We stock a wide variety of Matcha Teas, including traditional Matcha Powder, China Organic Taishan Matcha Tea, White Kenya Matcha Tea and Matcha Genmaicha. Which one suits you best? Start exploring and find out today with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.