Straight from the tea grower in Kyoto comes this delightful Matcha 2010 tea. We are able to offer this to you at this low price for only a limited time.
Matcha Powdered tea used in Japans formal tea ceremony. Top-grade Matcha is a bright shade of green. As a rule, the lighter green varieties are sweeter and the darker ones more astringent. Matcha completely dissolves in the water when well mixed and thus the leaf is consumed in its entirety, providing more nutrients. Matcha is also a popular ingredient in savory dishes, desserts, ice creams and chai. In its unpowdered form it is called Tencha. When the new shoots on the tea bush have two or three leaves, they are shaded from sunlight for two or three weeks. In processing leaf for Tencha, the leaves are dried after being steamed but are not rolled, unlike most other green teas. During the drying process all the leaf veins and fine stems, are removed before the leaves are ground into a fine powder in a special stone mill. (Pratt 2010)