Matcha Tea

What you need to make matcha for tea
• Organic Matcha
• A Matcha Bowl (Chawan)
• A Bamboo Matcha Whisk (Chasen)
• A Bamboo Matcha Scoop (Chashaku)
• A Linen Tea Cloth (Chakin)
• A Matcha Sifter (Furui)
• A Measuring Cup.
• Thermometer.

Important Note…
If you try to make matcha with western cutlery, the result will probably not be good. We strongly recommend that you obtain and use the above Japanese traditional matcha utensils as they will enrich your experience in matcha and increase your chances of making japanese matcha tea.

Brewing Suggestion…
Our brewing recommendations, whether plain tea (thin matcha) and Koicha (thick matcha), are shown below. Please note that you cannot use ordinary matcha to make Koicha matcha, so be sure what type of matcha you have before you prepare it. In addition, there are other slightly different changes, ready for Sasha and Koicha, you may have learned and like to use. If so, use this method at will. You know that make matcha tea at home is a interesting. You’re gonna love it.
Usucha And Koicha Preparation Differences…副本.jpg

To prepare matcha tea problems

The matcha was extremely bitter…
You either use too hot water, too much rag, or the rag is not stirred effectively. Matcha needs to be stirred until the thick foam with many small bubbles has been realized. If there is a crack in the foam to reveal the liquid below, or if a large bubble is visible on the surface, the taste of matcha will be worse than the proper mixing time.

The matcha doesn’t froth very well…
Thematcadoesn’tfrothverywell. This may be caused by not blowing thoroughly, but by not using enough powder and / or excessive water. If this is the case, you need to increase the amount of powder or reduce the amount of water. Please note that when preparing Koicha (thick tablets), it should be prepared without foaming.

The reason for this is simple, because matcha has not been screened. If you sift through matcha that rarely occurs.

General Matcha FAQ…
What is matcha?
Matcha, a Japanese tea ceremony drink, is a powdered green tea, which is expensive, mainly due to the labor involved in the production process. In Japan, high-quality matcha is always expensive, and there is really no chance to find high-quality matcha at low prices. It is important to know that there are many grades of matcha from etiquette to food. Food grade, also known as matcha, is used for baking and cooking, or as an ingredient, such as ice sand, masks, etc. They are often sold in large quantities, very cheap, and usually not matcha, but powdered cold medicine.

How is matcha produced?
Matcha is produced in the same way as water black tea (another Japanese green tea). Before picking tea, tea trees are shaded for only three weeks to two months. The duration of shading depends to a large extent on all aspects, including the quality and weather conditions of growing matcha. Higher-quality matcha and tea gardens, picked from hand-picked leaves, average 4 weeks or longer shade. The harvested leaves are steamed like other Japanese green tea, but not rolled. Instead, they are dry, and then all the stems, branchlets and veins are mechanically removed, and the remaining leaves are called rattan tea. Then, the vine tea is stone grinding, the resulting powder is known as matcha.

Could you explain the two different tea ceremony matcha types usucha and koicha?
In Japan, there are two types of matcha on the tea ceremony in Japan. They are ordinary tea (thin matcha) and Koicha (thick matcha). Usucha is a more common of the two, available at each tea ceremony. It is made from the buds and leaves of the best young tea trees, usually harvested by machine. Koicha has a more complex taste and thicker consistency, is extracted from the buds of the old tea tree, is usually picked by hand, and is very expensive!

How much matcha per day do you recommend?
Most people who consume matcha on a daily basis drink 1-2 servings a day. If you are new to matcha it is best to start by consuming 1 serving a day. There is no known matcha overdose!

Does matcha have caffeine?
Matcha contains relatively high levels of caffeine, but the effects found in matcha are significantly different from those found in other drinks, such as coffee. Caffeine is often absorbed into the body quickly, which is why caffeine is known for its rapid energy peaks. On the other hand, matcha caffeine is absorbed much slower (6 to 8 hours) and releases energy more slowly. Therefore, Matcha caffeine has nothing to do with the well-known negative side effects of caffeine.

How to make matcha tea?
Organic matcha green tea powder is whisked in a bowl with hot water to create a frothy, bright green, nourishing beverage. Once prepared, it is then immediately consumed in its entirety. It’s important to know where to buy the best quality Japanese matcha powder and tea bags. One of the major health benefits of matcha tea is that it delivers a mega dose of antioxidants in every sip. According to the latest innovation in antioxidant research, matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants than any other ‘superfood’.

How do I store matcha?
Everyone knows benefits matcha green tea and It’s very expensive. So you should know how to save it. For unopened bags, be careful to store them in a cool place, away from heat, humidity, sunlight and smell. Once the package is opened, it is best to eat matcha as soon as possible to keep it fresh.

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