Organic Matcha Powder

Packaging Options

Korea:

  • 20 kg carton

Japan:

  • 20kg carton (2x 10 kg)

 

Special Handling

Store at room temperature in a dark and dry place. Ensure the product is kept in a sealed bag or box, away from any strong odors and direct sunlight. Keep storage container tight and closed. The ideal temperature for this product is between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Sensory Description

  • Color – green
  • Aroma – fresh leaves
  • Taste – Grassy and sweet

Country of Origin

Korea or Japan

Production Process

The harvest begins in the beginning of April on the 88th day of the year. The leaves in the fields are covered to block out sunlight, which helps change the components to produce the different, sweeter flavor that matcha has. It also gives the tea its bright green color.

The next step involves bringing the picked leaves to a processing facility, where they are steamed which stunts the enzyme activity and helps them keep their green color. Afterwards, they water content is slowly removed to dry them. These leaves are called aracha, which means “rough” or “crude” tea.

The stems and veins are removed from the aracha, leaving only the leaf parts. The leaves are sorted by size and color as well. These leaves are known as tencha, which are the refined leaves. The next step involves grinding tencha into the fine powder that is matcha. This step is very time and labor intensive. Only about 40 grams per hour can be made due to the care needed to be taken.

Product Information

Matcha is a high-grade green tea ground into powdered form. The green tea powder is whisked into hot water, instead of steeped, to form a frothy drink. The meditative act of preparing, presenting, and sipping matcha is the backbone of the Japanese tea ceremony. While matcha’s origins are ceremonial, the green tea powder is widely popular around the world in beverages like tea lattes or boba tea, and as a cooking ingredient in everything from ice cream to salad dressing.

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