Organic Vanilla Matcha | Green Tea
Wake up with this savory blend of organic Japanese matcha green tea and vanilla goodness.The steeped cup has a deep rich umami green tea flavor, with a pronounced vanilla sweetness coming through. We're smitten with this tea. A smooth 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 very 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 vanilla flavor, organic cane sugar.