The millennium-old tea of Japanese Tea Ceremony, matcha is created when shade-grown tea leaves are deveined (Tencha) and stone ground into a fine powder. The idea is to pour a small amount of water over the powdered tea and incorporate air with a whisk until a fine froth appears at the surface. Because one consumes the entire leaf in this suspension method—matcha is abundant in chlorophyll, gentle caffeine and amino acids. Our house matcha blend—ideal for signature beverage service—is ground-to-order, making for one of the freshest matchas on the market. Notes of cherry blossom, sesame, and toasted rice.
Region: Yame, Fukuoka, JapanCultivar: Blend of Yabukita, Okuyutaka, Saemidori, and OkumidoriHarvest: Spring 2019Producer: Yamaguchi FamilyBrewing Recommendations:Traditional Hot Whisk (Usucha): 2g (0.5 tsp) | 88 mL (3oz) water | 170°F | prepared using matcha setShaken over ice: 2g (0.5 tsp) | Ice, 177-236 mL (6-8oz) water | shaken vigorously and served neat.