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Experience the artistry of the Japanese tea ceremony with our organic, ceremonial-grade Matcha. Enjoy the soft, nutty sweetness of this powdered green tea which is packed with antioxidants and renowned for its energizing properties.
Matcha is a truly unique tea experience, offering a powerful and exquisite taste. The green tea leaves (tencha), which are packed with polyphenols, are ground into a fine powder, allowing you to consume all the goodness contained in the leaf. This delivers a healthy dose of L-theanine, renowned for its stress reducing properties amongst other health-benefits.
At Whittard, we source our Matcha from the mountainous area of Makinozo in the Southern Japanese seaside city of Kagoshima. Grown in this volcanic, subtropical landscape the tencha thrives in mineral-rich, fertile soil near Kirishima volcano. Our organic, ceremonial-grade Matcha offers an aromatic, natural and delicate flavour with a soft, nutty sweetness that lingers afters after drinking.
The artistry of the Japanese tea ceremony is reflected in the preparation of Matcha, with the name itself translating as 'ma' for powder and 'cha' for tea. Traditionally Matcha preparation includes the use of a bamboo spoon (Chasaku) to measure out the powder, placing it in a bowl where it is mixed with hot water and then whisked vigorously using a bamboo whisk until frothy. The Matcha is then served – and sometimes drank – from the bowl.
Brew a Matcha and enjoy the power of the green leaves and the artistry of the Japanese tea ceremony.
• Origin: Japan
• Tea type: Organic green
• Number of servings (using 1 heaped 1 heaped chasaku matcha spoon / 1.5g per cup): 30g = 20 cups
Powdered Green TeaSuitable for vegetarians and vegans
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
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The Green Tea Power Powder
When tea was first introduced to Japan, the Chinese custom was to grind the leaves down to a fine powder, then beat them with water to form a smooth, full-bodied tea. It's a custom that survived in Japan as matcha (literally "powder tea"), a finely powdered green tea which is revered not just as a drink but as a way of life.
Brew the perfect cup
1. Mix paste
2. Top up with water
Recipe: Matcha Latte
We couldn't resist getting a little creative, whisking it into a latte for a moment of indulgence...
1-2tsp Matcha (depending on personal taste)
50ml 75-80°C water (after boiling the water, let your kettle sit with its lid open for 10-15 minutes)
1 cup of milk (we recommend soya milk for a deliciously creamy latte)
Sift the matcha into a bowl to remove any lumps.
Add a splash of hot water.
Whisk clockwise, then anticlockwise, to make a thin, foamy paste.
Heat up your chosen milk and add it to the bowl of matcha.
Whisk back and forth in a “W” motion to create a thick froth with light bubbles on the surface.