Frequently Asked Questions
Green Tea Matcha Explained
What is Matcha? Matcha Tea Explained
Matcha is the ultimate form of green tea in the whole world. It comes exclusively from Japan, where the benefits of matcha are strongest due to the special climate and cultivation techniques.
How to Make Matcha? Preparing Matcha Teas
Here's a detailed video on how to make matcha.
1. To preserve the health benefits of matcha, also known as powder matcha, the water temperature must not be too hot. 2. Start by heating water in a stovetop or electric kettle. Heat to a simmer, the temperature should be about 175 F°. Pour about 4oz of hot water into a matcha bowl and dip your bamboo whisk (chasen). 3. Pour out the water and dry, before placing your sifter (furui) over the matcha bowl. Use your bamboo scoop (chashaku), measure out 3 scoops of the matcha green tea powder, and sift. 4. Then, add 1/4cup of the heated water and whisk the matcha powder to create a froth by using a back and forth whisking action. 5. Now, sip and enjoy!
Is Matcha a Green Tea Powder?
You've probably asked yourself Is green tea matcha? The truth is matcha green tea powder is one of the most concentrated tea powders in the world, and it's not just green tea either. In fact, the range of matcha green teas rank highly for overall antioxidants and the matcha ORAC rating, especially the ceremonial grades. However, no matter the matcha you choose, you'll get more antioxidant health benefits than you ever would compared to green tea.