Our top grade of organic Japanese Teahouse matcha from Kagoshima, Japan is made from the first springtime harvest of tencha, savored for its umami sweetness, creamy taste and enlivening energy. We purchase this tea from Rishi Tea & Botanicals, a company that supports organic, sustainable agriculture and direct trade.
The traditional cultivation of tencha requires shading the tea garden for 3-4 weeks prior to harvest. This elevates chlorophyll and enhances L-theanine and other stimulating amino acids responsible for matcha's unique bounty of energy.
Tencha is made from tea strains specifically cultivated to be:
- low in tannin
- high in caffeine
- rich in flavor and umami.
Matcha's health benefits include:
Traditional instructions for preparation:
Daily serving size: 4 oz tea. Warm the matcha bowl by adding hot water. After a minute, discard water and dry bowl thoroughly. Rinse bamboo whisk to keep tea powder from sticking. Using a traditional bamboo spoon, add 1.5-1.75 spoonfuls of powder (1 regular tsp) per 4 oz serving. Add approximately 4 oz of hot water (175-180 deg F). Do not use boiling water. Mix briskly with bamboo whisk until all lumps are removed and tea is smooth and creamy with a fine foam on top. Drink and enjoy!
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