Highest quality Japanese green tea leaves ground into powder.
20 days before harvest, the plantation becomes shady and this eliminates 90% of natural light, causing increased production of chlorophyll in the plants and achieving the green color typical of matcha.
The hand-picked leaves are then steamed, dried and cut to remove the veins and stems. The leaves are then slowly ground on rotating stone mills.
Thanks to its high-quality processing, the active ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fiber in matcha are retained.
In contrast to other teas, we not only drink the infusion, but also the whole leaf and therefore consume 10 to 15 times more nutrients.
Green tea was originally used as an elixir to treat swelling, fever and other symptoms.
It was then used by the nobility and clergy as a healing tonic.
The tea ceremony when preparing matcha became a ritual for Zen monks, Japanese nobles and samurai.
There are specific and strict rules for conducting tea ceremonies, which is why tea schools have emerged in Japan that are dedicated to the correct preparation of matcha.
The use of matcha is currently unlimited. In addition to drink recipes, matcha is also added to a variety of desserts, dishes, cocktails, etc.
Matcha is very popular as ice cream or chocolate.
However, most often matcha is used in its powder form: dissolved in water as a classic drink.
Drinking matcha tea regularly will absorb antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
The active ingredients contained in matcha have a positive effect against the development of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and various infections. The fluorine, which is abundant in matcha, prevents the development of tooth decay and other problems.
The tannins contained in matcha have the anti-inflammatory effects just mentioned, calm the stomach and intestines and heal the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract during colds.
Pour a teaspoon of tea into a glass and pour 1 dcl of boiled water that has been cooled to approx. 75°C. Afterwards, whisk with a bamboo whisk to remove the lumps that may form in the drink and obtain a perfect drink structure.
Pour 1 teaspoon of matcha into a blender, add 3 - 4 spoons of ice, 1 dcl of vodka and shake thoroughly.
Enjoy your cup!
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