This 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, after removing the veins, it produces larger quantities of amino acids and chlorophyll. These components play a vital role in the well-documented benefits of this tea type.
Apart from its remarkable taste, which is often described as bold, grassy and astringent, and is even sometimes used to create ice cream, it Benefits the mind, body and soul in a multitude of ways. According to the latest scientific research, the frequent consumption of this tea can reduce the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions, namely cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Furthermore, it can boost the metabolism, enhance cognitive function and support the immune system. This tea type contains antioxidants which are known as catechins, a vital part of any diet which is supposed to fight off the negative effects of cancer for patients. One catechin in particular, epigallocatechin gallate, is especially useful in fighting off cancer, and it if found in this tea type!
To drink it, 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 whisk until frothy.
Enjoy at your leisure.
Although unique in itself, there are many different kinds of this fascinating brew. We stock a wide variety of Teas, including traditional Matcha Powder, China Organic Taishan,, White Kenya and Genmaicha. Which one suits you best? Start exploring and find out today with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.