Matcha is a green tea that looks somewhat like hallucinogenic green cocoa, is drunk whole rather than steeped and has a strong oceanic vegetal taste with a very sweet aftertaste. Due to the fact that it is drunk whole, this tea has atleast 3 times the antioxidant found in other green teas and several times that found in a glass of orange juice. Matcha is also said to boost metabolism and help reduce cholesterol levels when it is drunk regularly. It is a very versatile drink and can be had hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened. It goes particularly well with dairy and can even be used as an ingredient in a variety of foods ranging from cakes and ice creams to scones and cookies.
One of the highest grades of Matcha, this Chiyomukashi Matcha can be used in tea ceremonies or for daily use as a rich source of antioxidants. It is rich, aromatic, has an intense colour with a lightly sweet finish.
100% Green tea
Uji region of Japan
Whisk 0.5 tsp per cup in 75-85° C water. Add milk and sugar to taste
Approx 68mg per cup