Ultra-Ceremonial MatCha - Sedona Arizona's Full-Leaf Tea Store
Hikari, meaning "bright", this premium ceremonial grade MatCha was produced by the tea research center in the famous Uji tea region near Kyoto. The taste is rich, creamy and sweet with lightly vegetal notes and almost no astringency. Grown in 80% shade for three weeks before plucking, these early Spring-picked leaves are carefully selected and steamed. Made from flakey TenCha, the stems and center veins are removed. Then the leaves are ground to an extremely fine powder between granite grindstones. Used in the Cha-no-you Japanese tea ceremony. For best results, sieve clumps through a small strainer before use. Whip into a frothy bright green liquid and drink immediately.
HIGHER CAFFEINATED (approx 50% of the caffeine as coffee)
AVAILABLE AS: 1 OZ Tin
Package size is 1 ounce or 28 one-gram (half teaspoon) servings, for traditional matcha bowl.
PREPARATION: To try in the plain traditional Japanese style called Usucha (thinner viscosity like tea), use a half-teaspoon or one gram in 175°F (80°C) 5-6 oz fresh water. We first sift the matcha to remove any lumps, then whisk well using a bamboo “Chasen”.
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