Matcha was a favorite tea of 12th century Zen Buddhist monks, who brought it from China to Japan, where the ceremonial art of brewing it was perfected. Lately, matcha tea business has been booming as the world rediscovers its healthful benefits, delicious flavor and the calming energy it provides. It’s made from shade-grown green tea leaves which are harvested and de-stemmed, dried and then ground into a fine powder. It’s whipped with hot water during preparation, creating a wonderful foamy texture.
Whether you’re planning to pair it with an authentic Japanese-themed meal, or simply want to sit and savor its flavor — find out the correct way to make this good-for-your tea according to authentic Japanese traditions in our video!