Organic Matcha Green Tea Ceremonial Grade
This organic matcha is a ceremonial grade matcha (Usu-cha). Containing only the highest color quality (brilliant green) and a smooth, slightly bitter taste, this excellent quality organic green tea is perfect for daily consumption or for that special treat.
Matcha is a variety of Japanese green tea that is stone ground at the end of the manufacturing process, resulting in an ultra-fine tea powder that is typically whisked in hot water until a frothy consistency is reached, as in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. The resulting brew has much more body and flavor than tea brewed in a conventional fashion, with a thick, rich green taste and slight bitterness. Drinking matcha has been found to be even healthier than normal green tea, because the entire tea leaf – not just the infusion as with normal teas. Unlike most matcha teas available in the U.S., our organic Matcha Green Tea is grown on farms and processed in factories in Japan. This matcha is an ingredient grade matcha which is best when used in recipes for matcha lattes, smoothies, shakes, ice cream, etc.
To brew and drink directly, measure approximately one half (1/2) teaspoon of matcha and place it in a pre-warmed bowl with approximately 2.5 oz. of water at 175°. This is roughly one almond-sized portion when using a traditional bamboo matcha scoop (or “chashaku”). Whisk vigorously in a back-and-forth motion using a traditional bamboo matcha whisk (or “chasen”) until frothy, making sure not to press the whisk down against the bottom of the bowl. After whisking, the matcha is ready to drink directly from the bowl.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.