Tea Profiles

Matcha - Green Tea

OCG011 Organic Matcha

Firsd Tea’s matcha is a finely milled green tea from Wuyi, Zhejiang Province, China. Matcha was originally used in ancient Chinese tea ceremonies, and was later introduced to Japan. Culinary-grade matcha is used as a natural ingredient for flavoring and coloring foods and beverages. More premium and ceremonial grade matchas are used for bottled matcha drinks, matcha lattes, and traditional matcha beverages. Higher grade matchas, when traditionally prepared, create a frothy foam with a deep green liquor.


Matcha is made from tencha leaf- green tea leaves specially shade-grown for a defined period. Shading the plants increases chlorophyll content, prevents development of tannins, and enhances the dark emerald-green color of the fresh leaves. Tencha is laid out flat to dry and then partially rolled. It can then be de-veined, de-stemmed, and milled to the fine, bright green powder known as matcha. It can take up to one hour to mill 40 grams of matcha.

Contains caffeine. Allergen free. Non-GMO.


Part of our Smallholder Select teas

See our Matcha Guide for more info on matcha's benefits.

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USDA Organic, Fair Trade, Kosher, Rainforest

notes

Higher quality matcha is known for sweet, vegetal character with low astringency and a silken texture. The cup should show a deep green liquor that holds a sustained froth.

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