A small sweet treat typically accompanies matcha tea during traditional tea ceremony. Enjoy these matcha covered dark chocolate almonds when sipping a bowl of matcha tea. We suggest chocolate first, then matcha. Notice the how the flavors pair and complement each other. Compare sips with, and without, the treat first, as a simple mindfulness exploration.
Sift 1 tsp matcha tea into a tea bowl. Add 3 oz hot, not boiling, water (about 180 degrees). Whisk vigorously in a zigzag motion until a light foam covers the tea. Matcha is ready to drink. Adjust proportions to taste.
Scoop about 1 teaspoon matcha into your favorite teacup and add a few drops of hot water to melt the tea into a paste. After the tea is melted, fill your cup with 6 ounces of water. Experiment with water temperature and amount of tea and water. Try adding a bit of honey or milk.
Cafe grade matcha is made with less delicate tealeaves, has a stronger flavor and is ideal for using in cooking, baking and mixing with milk/yogurt drinks. The price of ingredient grade is related to how green the matcha powder is, denoting the quality of tealeaves used. The greener, or “younger” a matcha is, the more expensive.
Yes, Gotcha Matcha can be prepared as a tea with water, just like our other grades of matcha. The difference will be noticed in the color and flavor. Nutritionally the teas are comparable. All are 100% pure shade covered powdered green tea cultivated, harvested and produced in Japan.
For the same reason bakers sift flour before using. The static electricity in the air encourages powders (be it flour, baking powder, cocoa, etc) to stick together and form clumps. The same is true with matcha green tea powder. Sifting matcha smoothes it out and lets it blend better into your drink or cooking recipe.
We sourced this matcha from the environmentally friendly hillside region of Nishio. In the late 1800’s a Buddhist priest introduced the varietal and production techniques of the Uji region used in matcha production. Soon Nishio became a formidable producer of matcha tea.
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