Bulk Japanese Matcha Culinary Grade Powder

Camellia sinensis
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Japanese Matcha Culinary Grade Powder

1/4 Pound:  $19.23 Pound:  $42.73 buy now  
Culinary Grade Matcha is made from a more mature leaf than our finest Ceremonial grade, but it is still delicious and perfect for adding to recipes, cocktails, and baking projects. It is a stone-ground green tea.

The tea leaves are shaded before harvesting, which stimulates the plant to create more chlorophyll which intensifies the flavors and health properties of the leaves. This tea may have a more bitter flavor profile than ceremonial grade matcha but should still contain sweet and vegetal notes.
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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 light to slightly khaki spring green
aromaSweet and vegetal, slightly grassy
flavorVegetal with some bitterness and sweetness
caffeine contentContains caffeine.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsMatcha 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 incorporate, 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. You can top this with frothed milk to create a latte.

For cocktails, baking, and cooking you can prepare as a above, or simply add anywhere from ¼ teaspoon to more matcha directly into your recipe.
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 dilute with milk for a latte and also add sweetener to taste.
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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 best quality Matcha is grown and processed in Japan. The leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant 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.

Culinary Grade Matcha is less nuanced than ceremonial grade matcha, making it perfect to use in lattes, cocktails, and for cooking and baking. But you can still drink culinary grade matcha on its own and prepare it as you would a ceremonial grade matcha.

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 incorporate with a hand-held frothing wand. For a latte, you can add your favorite sweetener and top with frothed milk.

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