A Grade Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha (1 pound)

A Grade Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha (1 pound)

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$107.00
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$94.00

 Ceremonial Matcha is premium first-harvest organic matcha grown on our farm in the Uji mountains outside Kyoto, Japan. Each spring, our farmer selects the most tender matcha green tea leaves and grinds them into ceremonial matcha green tea powder.

The traditional meaning of "ceremonial" is that a tea master offers his/her best collection as pure matcha tea to honored guests in a tea ceremony. Thus, ceremonial grade is different across organic matcha brands.

 

Ingredient: Pure matcha green tea powder. USDA certified organic. No preservatives. Non-GMO. Gluten-free. Vegan. Servings: Serving size: 1 level tsp or 2 bamboo scoops = about 2 grams (adjust to suit your needs) Servings per 30g packet: about 15;

Servings per pound packet: about 200 cups of tea Enjoy 1 serving each morning and 1 serving after lunch. Taste, Color, Aroma Taste: A well-whisked bowl of ceremonial  tea starts with a smooth, clean and refreshingly-grassy taste, follows with a frothy, full-bodied and slightly nutty texture as well as a hint of tannin, and finishes with a subtle sweet vegetal taste. If a stronger taste is desired, use less water. If you have a sweet tooth, you might not like the grassy note in pure organic matcha with just water. Try matcha as latte. Serve hot for a warm, comforting and rich-bodied taste. Serve iced for a silky-smooth and super-refreshing taste. You can simply shake it with cold water and ice in a bottle.

Color: vibrant, bright and purely green Aroma: Sweetly grassy and toasty Note: Organic matcha differs from non-organic conventional matcha which uses synthetic chemical fertilizer to influence its taste Health Benefits of Matcha and Amount per Serving of 2 Grams of powdered tea: Catechins: ~240mg (includes 120mg EGCG), a powerful antioxidant.

Theanine: ~24mg, a precious amino acid almost unique to matcha. It may enhance mental calmness and focus.

Caffeine: ~60mg ( = ~2/3 in an 8 oz cup of coffee). Improves alertness and energy level. The unique combination of caffeine and theanine may have the effect of making you feel alert and calm at the same time without jitter and sustaining the mental focus without crash. We call it Zenergy. Studies show its effects on improving mental clarity and cognitive performance.

Origin: Uji, Japan Harvest: 

Storage: Store your packet in the refrigerator or in a dry, cool, dark place. If you open and close a packet daily, finish it within 2 months ideally.

Instruction: 5 minutes end-to-end, 1 minute for whisking. Video in the last image.

Prep: Heat water to 160°F or let fully boiled water cool down (for ~3 mins) to feel hot but not burning. Place 1 tsp or 2 bamboo scoops of matcha powder into a dry matcha bowl. Pour 5 oz of water to fill about 1/3 way up in the bowl. Use less water for a stronger taste, more water for a lighter taste. Use the bamboo matcha whisk to brush the powder at an angle twice to avoid the powder sticking to the bottom of the bowl. Or, if you can add the matcha powder after you pour in the water. Hold the whisk vertically, from the top, not from the side. Whisk back-n-forth rapidly in a straight line, not in a circle. Shake your hand at the wrist point, without moving your arm. Relax your shoulder and elbow. Don't scratch the bottom of the bowl. Whisk up a big matcha wave (about 15 seconds). After the bowl is full of bubbly foam, slow down gradually in a "W" pattern around the bowl to reduce the big bubbles into smooth microfoam. When you see a calm frothy surface, gently circulate the whisk and lift it up elegantly. If you don't have a bamboo whisk, you can use a handheld frother or a blender to dissolve the powder in water. If you don't have any matcha tool, stir it with a spoon or fork rigorously in a mug. Although you won't get the froth and will have clumps in the bottom, you can keep adding water to finish up the powder. For iced matcha on the go, add 1 tsp of powder onto 8-12 oz cold water and some ice cubes in an airtight bottle. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Voila!

Ingredients: 100% matcha green tea