Organic Matcha 日本 (有機) 日本綠茶粉
- silky & delicate
Matcha is made from Tea Bush in Sendai Japan, it is usually harvested at the beginning of April, Tea bushes are completely shaded for about 20 days using a large overhead framework of reed screens and rice straw. This serves to shut out the direct sunlight and to reduce the rate of photosynthesis, resulting in high levels of theanine, the amino acid responsible for the full-bodied flavor of the matcha.
The first flush of young tea leaves is carefully picked and it is considered by connoisseurs to be the absolute finest in quality, freshness and flavour.
The leaves used to make matcha are not rolled nor twisted. Instead, they are passed through the various stages of a large multi-chambered air machine where they are gently blown around and cooled using a mild flow of air. They are then scattered evenly over a flat surface and allowed to dry further.
Before completely drying, they pass through a special drum-like machine where the veins and stem are separated from the main part of the leaf. The part that remains after drying are referred to as tencha. Tencha is the raw material for matcha powder. The final step in the processing of matcha is the grinding of the tencha leaves into a fine powder.
For about 800 years, the traditional method to accomplish this was to manually grind the tencha on a stone mill with the result being a superior consistency in the ultra fine matcha powder.
- Antioxidant Level: Ultra High
- Caffeine Content: High
- Origin: Japan
- Organic Certification: IMO Switzerland
- Product Code: GJ015