What is Matcha?

Published: Friday 15 December, 2017

Matcha is a Japanese high-grade green tea literally means "powdered tea". It is finely ground powder made from shaded green tea leaves grown between April and May. The shading process gives matcha a vibrant jade green color as well as a better flavor and texture. Preparing, presenting and sipping matcha is the main parts of the Japanese tea ceremony. Traditionally, a teaspoon of matcha powder is mixed with a third cup of hot water and then whisked with a bamboo brush to form a frothy drink. Now, as a cooking ingredient and a beverage, the green tea powder is widely popular around the world.