ORGANIC, TRADITIONALLY HARVESTED & STONE MILLED
Our Zen Ceremonial Matcha is grown on certified organic Tea Gardens in Uji, Kyoto and harvested in spring. We stone mill the young whole green tea leaves into an emerald green powder. Matcha is known for its adaptogenic benefits - it calms you when stressed and energises when lethargic. It contains antioxidants and is full of plant-based goodness to support your daily wellness ritual. Creamy and toasty with bright grassy bitter-sweetness.
The finest powdered green tea is packed and vacuum-sealed into our tea tins. These are designed to store our tea and keep its full aromatic fresh flavour.
HOW TO INFUSE
Drinking matcha is a sensory experience and using a matcha bowl, rather than teacup, is essential. Cup the bowl with your hands, take it to your lips and breathe in the luscious aroma as you sip. Heavenly!
SERVE - Measure ½ teaspoon of Zen Ceremonial Matcha into a strainer over a matcha bowl. Sift gently to remove any lumps. Add 60ml to 80ml of warm water (70-80 degrees celsius) and whisk the matcha in an “m” motion for 20 seconds, until it is foamy and bright green. Use a traditional bamboo matcha whisk, noting that small bubbles are said to be better.
MATCHA LATTE - Gently steam 60ml to 80ml of plant-based milk such as coconut or almond, being careful not to boil the milk. Whisk ½ teaspoon of Zen Ceremonial Matcha into the warm milk and enjoy. Coming soon: read more about matcha preparation and delicious matcha recipes in our blog.
MEASURE - ½ teaspoon per bowl
BREWING TEMPERATURE - 70-80°C
Japanese Green Tea*
A matcha tea to support mood, concentration and clarity of thought.
MATCHA - contains the amino acid L-theanine which is known to produce feelings of relaxation without drowsiness. The combination of L-theanine and the modest caffeine content of matcha gives drinkers a feeling of focus and clarity.
ORGANIC TEA GARDEN
Our green teas and matcha are grown in organic tea gardens on the mountainside of beautiful Uji, Kyoto. Uji has a long and rich tradition in tea cultivation and was one of the first places in Japan to develop tea gardens. The tea from this region became known for its superior quality in the 1100s and is still highly regarded today.
In the 1300s, seven special tea gardens were created in Uji, known as Uji Schichimeien (The Seven Famous Gardens). These helped the city become a renowned centre for tea.
Uji is home to a special growing technique for matcha that is now widely used. Delicate leaves are shaded from the sun for three weeks before harvest to bring out the plant’s colour and flavour. This is the technique used for our matcha. Once shaded, the finest leaves are picked and stone-milled to produce an emerald green powder. Our matcha leaves are harvested in the first flush in spring.
Uji River flows through this small town and many teahouses can be found along the riverbanks. After passing the river, there is a city called Tawara, it is here on the mountainsides that our organic matcha is grown.
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