Organic Fair Trade Matcha Powder
2 ounces net weight
Pine Island Organics' Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. The tea plants for Matcha are shade-grown for three to four weeks before harvest, with the stems and veins removed during processing. During shaded growth, the plant Camellia Sinensis produces more theanine and caffeine (a cup of Matcha has about the same amount of caffeine found in a cup of brewed coffee). Leaves are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder. All grades of Matcha have the same health benefits but differ in taste. Ours is a blend of Organic Fair-Trade Ceremonial and Premium grade Matcha tea. It has a more robust flavor than Ceremonial grade Matcha, is slightly less sweet, with more bitter notes.
Daily serving size: 4 oz tea
Traditional instructions for preparation:
*Warm the Matcha bowl by adding hot water. After a minute, discard water and dry bowl thoroughly
*Rinse bamboo whisk to keep tea powder from sticking
*Using a traditional bamboo spoon, add 1.5-1.75 spoons of powder
(1 regular teaspoon) per 4 oz serving
*Add approximately 4 ounces of hot water (175-180 deg F)
Do not use boiling water
*Mix briskly with bamboo whisk until all lumps are removed and tea is smooth and creamy with a fine foam on top
Contemporary instructions for preparation:
Daily serving size: 6 oz tea. Use 1 tsp. of Matcha per 6 oz of water.
*Pour hot water (175-180 deg. F) over tea. Do not use boiling water
*Steep 2-4 minutes
*Strain and serve immediately
ORGANIC MATCHA TEA POWDER
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