Tencha Leaves Make Matcha
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Tencha leaves are the whole-leaf form of matcha before it is ground into powder to make matcha. Rich in chlorophyll and L-theanine, the leaves are shade-grown for the final weeks before harvest. It takes almost an hour to stone-grind enough tencha leaves to make one 30g tin of matcha.
Preparing the perfect bowl of matcha
Making matcha can be fun and surprisingly easy! You can do a more traditional preparation, or a convenient one if you're busy. Here's quick steps anyone can use:
Heat water in a kettle until steam first appears; this will be well below boiling, about 180°F. Turn off heat.
Use a tea scoop or 1tsp to measure matcha and sift into a bowl to prevent clumps.
Add 2-4oz of water for desired consistency.
Sip and enjoy.