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Japanese Matcha

$18.00

Made from the highest grade of Gyokuro, this powder green tea is used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Put .5 to 1 tsp in a 5 oz bowl. Fill with 180 degree water and whisk. 2oz

Product Information

This is a lovely matcha with that classic strong, vegetal, bitter/sweet, taste. Very nice for sipping informally and great for non-traditional applications such as baking and cooking.

The powdered green tea has been used in the Japanese tea ceremony for centuries and as such is normally associated with the beautifully complex, and rigid procedure. It was believed by the ancient Japanese that tea was a gift of the heavens and as such held great restorative and spiritual power here on earth. In fact, an ancient Japanese poet named Sen no Rikyu, considered to be the most important influence on the development of the tea ceremony, or Chanoyu, penned this line during the 1500’s, “Though many people drink tea, if you do not know the Way of Tea (Chanoyu), tea will drink you up.” The development of the Chanoyu, began as a way for human beings to appreciate and show reverence to this power.
Well, these days, although the Japanese tea ceremony still holds a significant place in Japanese culture, the rules around drinking Matcha have loosened. The ancients were right about something though, Matcha is special, and because of the way it is produced, it is also powerful. Consider these numbers: 2 cups of brewed matcha contains 7 times the antioxidants of orange juice, 20 times that of apple juice, and nearly 20 g of calcium

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