Japanese Matcha Ceremonial Grade Powder

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Ceremonial Grade Matcha is a high quality stone-ground green tea. It creates a velvety, sweet, and vegetal bowl of tea.

The tea leaves are shaded before harvesting, which stimulates the plant to create more chlorophyll and intensifies the beautiful flavors and health properties of the leaves.
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a quick look

information at a glance

ingredientsMatcha green tea (Camellia sinensis)
tea type Green Tea, powdered from the Camellia sinensis plant.
cup colora vibrant spring green
aromasweet and vegetal, slightly grassy
flavorsweet, vegetal with a velvety texture and slight bitterness
caffeine contentContains caffeine.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsCeremonial matcha powder should be stored in an air-tight, opaque canister and kept away from light and any strong aromas. Never store this tea near spices or near anything with a strong smell. It should also be kept away from heat.
good vs badFresh Matcha should be a vibrant green. If it has a dull or darker appearance it has been kept too long and will not retain its full flavor. At peak flavor, matcha only lasts about 2-3 months.
why buy organic matcha green tea?This is a healthy tea that will give you consistent, calm energy. It is filled with antioxidants and vitamins.

blend profile

for matcha green tea

water temp175° (not boiling)
timeBecause this tea is shaken or whisked to mix, it takes less than a minute to incorporate.
amountUse about 1 teaspoon for about ¼ cup of water. Sift the powder into a bowl and add water. Use a bamboo whisk to incorporate into a frothy brew or add sifted powder and water to a mason jar and shake.
infusion method A bamboo whisk is perfect to create a frothy cup of matcha but you can also add the powder to a mason jar and shake to blend, or blend with a frothing wand or a small kitchen whisk.
notes on tea strength Matcha is a strong, concentrated cup of tea because the entire leaf is ground into a powder and whisked into a tea. You can add more water for a slightly thinner cup.
[ ceremonial Japanese matcha green tea ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company

some recommendations

other products from HERBCo

[ sencha green tea, organic ]

Enjoy a classic cup of Sencha green tea from Japan

If you appreciate high-end Japanese matcha, trying steeping a nuanced cup of sencha, another fine Japanese green tea.

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[ steel tins, 4 oz ]

[ tip: Use our round steel tins to store and protect your fine teas. ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Package your matcha in our round steel tins. They can provide airtight storage and a sophisticated look for custom labeling.

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the more you know

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Matcha was brought to Japan in the 12th century by Buddhist Monks, and it was revered for its meditative and invigorating properties. It is still used in Japanese tea ceremonies today and has become a popular tea world-wide due to its versatility and healthful properties.

The highest quality matcha is grown in Japan. The leaves are picked in the early spring, taking only the small new leaves and buds on the plants. The stems and veins are removed from the leaves and are slowly stone ground to preserve the unique flavor profile. Grinding tea in this way takes careful skill so the leaves are not heated and oxidized.

Because this tea is high-quality, it is perfect to use in tea ceremonies (hence the name), and good for drinking alone, without any added flavors. To create an authentic cup of matcha you can use a matcha bowl (chawan) and bamboo whisk (chasen) to combine the powder and water. Or it’s simple to shake up in a mason jar or with a hand-held frothing wand or kitchen whisk.

[ prepared ceremonial Japanese matcha green tea ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.