About Liquid Jade (Matcha):
Also known as powdered green tea, and traditionally used in Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Matcha green tea has a special spiritual significance in Japan. It is said that a person operating within the rules of Chanoyu finds the five senses working at their fullest. Matcha is essential to Japan’s traditional art of the tea ceremony, with each cup bringing about mental concentration, emotional stability, and composure of the mind. Unlike black tea and green tea whose ingredients are infused in water and discarded.
In making this tea, the tea plants are covered with bamboo mats in the last few weeks of their growing season to promote full flavor. After the leaves are plucked, they are immediately steamed to spread the chlorophyll throughout the leaves and stop any oxidation. The leaves are then dried and rapidly cooled. The resulting dried product is called rough tea, or Aracha. Aracha is then cut into small pieces and the twigs, veins and stems are removed. The leaves are dried again and the resulting product is known as Tencha. Tencha is then ground by stone mills in a climate-controlled, clean room to produce Matcha. A single mill can only process 40 grams of leaves per hour. Matcha has a sweet, buttery and rich oceanic taste. It is ideally prepared with a bamboo whisk in a bowl. However, it can also be prepared in a variety of drinks, shakes and smoothies.
See the links below to learn about various preparations of matcha tea, the background of matcha, and nutrient and caffeine information.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Powdered Green Tea Leaves.
Creamy, sweet, and rich oceanic taste.
Powdered tea is prepared by whisking the tea powder with hot water until it has dissolved and become frothy. See the links below for further instructions.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Quantity of Leaf (per 8 oz water)|
|160°F (71°C)||3 scoops with Chashaku / 1 tsp|