Matcha - The Beginners Guide
Matcha 抹茶 - comes from Japanese, where “cha” means tea and “ma” means powder, thus meaning powdered tea
Making of Matcha -
Matcha is made from tea leaves that are protected from shade to avoid direct sunlight. Production usually starts weeks before harvest and may last up to 20 days. Only the finest tea buds are hand-picked. After harvesting, the leaves are laid out to dry, post which they are sifted, sorted to remove any foreign objects and ground to the fine, bright green powder, which is Matcha. Usually produced in Japan, but ours is Made in Assam, using Japenese plant clones and processing techniques.
Matcha is nothing less than magic in a cup, Each cup gives you 10 times more antioxidants than a regular cup of green tea. It lowers your blood sugar and cholesterol, while increasing metabolism which in turn helps in weight loss. Treasured for its unique benefits such as its calming effect and detoxing properties, Matcha Green Tea is sure to be your next pick.
How do I prepare my a cup of Matcha?
Matcha is one tea which can be used to prepare a variety of foodstuff and beverages, from the classic matcha cup to baked goods and even chocolates. We have shared a handy way to brew a cup at home:
Step 1: Sift 1-2 tsp matcha into a cup using a small sifter
Step 2: Add 1tbsp hot water. For best results use water just under a boil.
Step 3: Whisk vigorously in a zigzag motion until the tea is frothy.
Step 4: Enjoy your matcha tea straight from the bowl.
With a variety of exclusive Green Tea being available with us, we have recently added Matcha - Made in India to our offerings. This one is unique with this being grown at a Tea Estate in Upper Assam. You can find yourself some Matcha goodness here.
I’m sure we gave you enough reasons to switch to Matcha this season.
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