If you're looking for more ways to incorporate green tea into your lifestyle, try matcha powder. Our matcha powder is ceremonial grade, meaning it is made from shade-grown green tea leaves harvested early in the spring and then stone-ground to a fine powder. So you can expect it to be bright green in color, and have more intense sweetness and deeper flavor than standard or courser grades harvested later in the year.
Preparing matcha in the ancient Japanese tradition is veiled in detailed ritual and ceremony, but don't let that stop you from trying it at home. You'll reap more health benefits from matcha than you do from other teas because you're ingesting the whole leaf rather than discarding it after steeping.
At its core matcha is really quite simple to prepare if you have a matcha set: place 1-2 tsp of matcha powder into the matcha bowl and pour in approximately 2-3 oz of not-quite-boiling water. Wisk it rapidly until the powdered tea is completely dissolved.
Ceremonial grade matcha is meant to be savored as a standalone beverage without sugar or milk (unlike "culinary" or "restaurant grade" matcha), but we will admit it makes a pretty fantastic latte with milk and sugar.
These simple instructions will get you started, but enhancing your technique and style can make for a lifelong project (invite us over when you've perfected it!)