Matcha Organic Japanese Green Tea: for the Tea Ceremony.
Matcha organic is produced from tea bushes which are covered and therefore grows in the shade for about twenty days. This increases chlorophyll levels to produce a sweet, mild tea. The leaves are then stripped of veins and stalks before drying. The resultant Tencha leaf is then powdered in stone mills to form Matcha which is traditionally used for the Japanese tea ceremony. As drinking Matcha involves drinking the whole leaf (as it is a powdered tea), rather than being just an infusion, the caffeine content is high (126 mg per 100 ml. after 30 seconds infusion).
This organic Matcha is from the Kyoto region of Japan. It is extremely healthy, being very high in antioxidants. The cup is sweet, mild and smooth. Use one teaspoon Matcha to 30ml hot water at around 75C. Whisk back and forth from the base to the top of the cup, ideally using a bamboo whisk. A latte can be made with hot milk. Supplied in sealed 30 gram tins. Unfortunately samples are not available.
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Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Matcha organic has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.