I had this tea at Matcha Box, a pop-store run by Matcha Source owner Alissa White. The tea itself was a bit more bitter than some of the thick ceremonial grade matchas I have tasted over the years, but I can appreciate that. The bitterness actually provides additional immune functions, and if I had my sweet while drinking (as is traditional), it would’ve been greatly reduced. Either way, you must try this tea if you are a matcha enthusiast. If you are in NYC, stop by Matcha Box (33 Crosby St, b/w Grand & Broome)…but hurry, it closes at the end of June (1 month only)!
Kama Matcha Ceremony Grade Thick Style Matcha Tea
Intense lingering sweet notes. Made of the youngest, most delicate tea leaves. An extraordinary matcha for discerning drinkers suitable for koicha, thick style, tea.
This koicha is exclusively blended for Matcha Source Kama Matcha.
Country of Origin: Japan
Recommended Use: tea whisked in a bowl with a bamboo whisk
Ceremony Grade Thick Style Matcha Tea
Kama Matcha, suitable for koicha thick style tea is masterfully blended for a delicate balance of sweetness and astringent flavors. Made from handpicked, shade-cultivated leaves which are lightly steamed, air dried, de-stemmed and finely ground on centuries-old stone mills.
Kama Matcha, is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, especially the potent and renowned catechin, EGCg. Matcha contains caffeine, which stimulates the body, and amino acids, which relax the mind. A serving provides 3 to 4 hours of mild steady energy. Perfect for focusing on work, meditation or play.
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.