Tea leaves are harvested 20-30 days before, they have covered with proper cloth to avoid sunlight from hitting these leaves, it will change their colors or shades. Japan is most famous country to produce this tea- Nishio and Uji. However, Matcha is dried, hand-picked and then converted into green powder. This tea is planted, harvested and processed to what makes item Matcha Tea


Matcha tea comes from same plant which is used to make oolong, green and black tea- camellia sinensis. It its growth process, harvest process and production way is different from tea. It depends on different options. It is said to be from yabukita, okumidori and samidori- Japan’s tea cultivars. In the month of April, growing buds are shaded for 20 days. It is important part of this process- gradually decreasing and reduces photosynthesis rate and inhibiting the different flavors. It has unique flavor.

Harvesting the Tea-Leaves

On 88th evening as on first day of spring, Tea picking begin as summer draw close. These harvested leaves are known as best due to their quality and taste.

The Steaming Process

To stop oxidization and recall the vivid green color, which are properly harvested leaves should be steamed on high temperature. There’re main key differences in japan and other types.

Cooling and Drying Process

Now tea leaves are passing through multi chambered air-machine and they are cooled and blown. Now, they’re passing through large equipped cages with blowers. In this stage, leaves are called ‘Crude’ or ‘Aracha’.

Sorting, De-stemming and Deveining

After drying process, it is followed by task of eliminating the veins and stems from this plant; it is done in special drum such as machine. Its part remains is called ‘tencha’ and raw material is used.


Now final step is grinding of leaves into powder. In past, this process was done manually bow now, many machines are used that can rotate them slowly. It is also called grinded process. It takes long time and 1 hour to grind it in 30-70 gram of matcha. Now keep it in very low temperature. Otherwise it will start oxidizing.

Now this tea tends to have vegetable like and bitter taste like an ordinary tea. It is very strong and powerful. However it can be sweetened with nut-milk or milk. You can add ingredients as per your choice.

Thus, this is available in 3 varieties and it is explored and selected for different purpose. It is grown in Japan for more than 1000 years. It is checked by Japanese farmers and growers that they are cultivated by lineages from last many years. Companies cultivate it to get Matcha. It must have 5 main characteristics like brilliant intensity of color, superior umami, excellent terror dreamy etc.

Some makers or manufacturers are misguiding and sells their product with name ‘ceremonial grade’. Actually, it must be called food grade or ingredient. After making tea you will see decipher in them. Pure organic ceremonial tastes smoother as it is made from high quality leaves that are softer. As they’ve chlorophyll, power which is vibrant green. Lower grade tea is grittier because of mature leaves that are used; they can be removed as well. It gives strength to your stomach. No infusers or bags are used as it is fine power that you can drink.

The traditional method to make it involves a powder with brush and it is poured on top. You may drink a bowl. It is perfect. Make sure, you are using perfect thing. It is also found in China. Traditionally, it has two preparations that is koicha and usucha. Creamier and slightly thicker than regular tea, usucha is the very common. Koicha is reserved for tea and thick like paint"and both contains only water and matcha powder.

Amazing thing that you will see in this tea as it has an amazing and balanced combination of all ingredients. You can add things in it into your choice. It is all-day beverage in our households. Lots of time people feel pain and use Matcha tea in their daily diet. True Match tea is only available in Japan. Thus it is still costly in this country.

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