Organic Raspberry Matcha | Green Tea
This organic Japanese matcha green tea blend is one of the most popular "new" teas we've introduced in the last few years. The steeped cup has a deep rich umami green tea flavor with a pronounced raspberry sweetness. We're smitten with this tea. A fruity and sweet treat! This tea is made for us by a family owned Japanese tea company from the Aichi Prefecture of Japan, which was founded in 1910.
Matcha is a unique way of making and serving tea that first developed in Japan in the 12th century. To produce matcha, they usually begin with a very high grade, shade grown, Japanese steamed green tea. Then, the finished green tea is ground into a fine powder with a stone mortar and pestle and stored in airtight containers. Since this ground/powdered green tea is whisked into the hot water, you end up consuming the entire leaf itself, not just drinking the steeped liquid as the leaves are thrown away (as is the case with most teas). Matcha is the tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. For one of the best filmed depictions of the Japanese tea ceremony, check out The Karate Kid 2.
Suggested Steeping Instruction:
Hot: Dissolve 2 level tsp in 8oz boiling water.
Iced: Dissolve 1 tsp in 8oz boiling water. Pour over ice.
organic Japanese green tea, natural flavor, organic cane sugar
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