A Jade coloured tea !
In Japan, drinking matcha green tea is considered as an art inspired by zen buddhism. Each gesture forms part of an ancient ritual and is in fact a reference to various forms of art such as painting, architecture, poetry, ceramics or calligraphy. This tea ceremony has remained unchanged for more than ten centuries. Buddhists believe that drinking matcha green tea embodies a meditative spiritual style.
As opposed to other teas, matcha is whipped and not infused. This very fine green tea powder contains a very high level of caffeine. Traditionally, the leaves are ground to a fine powder using two stone grindstones.
Its delicate notes and mild flavour are perfect with many desserts: home-made sorbet, financiers, macarons, tiramisu. You can also try it in soups, on shrimps or with a delicate fish served with a creamy sauce.
Tips on how to make your tea: first sieve 2g of matcha tea into a bowl then pour on 7cl of hot water at 70°C. Whip the tea briskly for about thirty seconds with a bamboo chasen tea whisk in a W or M shape. Be careful not to scrape the bottom of the bowl when doing this. Once whipped your matcha tea will be deliciously frothy !
|Shelf life||3 years|
|Ingredient||Cornflower petals, marigold petals, rose petals.|
|Genus and botanical species||Camellia sinensis|