The word Matcha comes from Japanese: "ma" translates to rubbed or ground while "cha" means tea. Matcha refers to finely milled or ground powdered green tea.
Only the finest, smallest, youngest, topmost leaves from the tea bush are plucked for making the highest grades of Matcha. This grade is rare and expensive and such leaves are also blended with larger leaves to make a range of Matcha grades.
Japan has developed a unique production method for Matcha.
When the new leaves start to bud, the crop is 90% shaded from sunlight until harvest, giving a very different taste than Sencha, which is grown in 100% sunlight.
The buds and leaves are handpicked, steamed, then de-stemmed and de-veined to become known as Tencha.
The Tencha leaves are then slowly ground to a superfine Matcha powder, in a slow turning granite stone mill.
Superfine Matcha powder will degrade quickly when exposed to sunlight so correct packaging and storage is vital to preserving Matcha qualities.
Japanese Matcha Tea
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