What Is Matcha

 

Our earth is abundant in nutrient dense foods such as herbs, vegetables, fruit and fungi. Each particular region of the world due to climate and soil properties will have a unique gift to offer: in Japan it is the Camellia sinensis plant or matcha. The tea leaves are shaded for 3 weeks to boost the production of chlorophyll in the plant with only the most delicate buds picked for use. The leaves are dried, the veins and stems removed and ground slowly to create the beautiful green powder that we all know and love. 

The origins of matcha tea date back about 900 years ago and the tea ceremony is a tradition steeped in history. The original Japanese tea ceremony is a respectful practice performed by the host for their guests. Today, there are tea schools all over the world continuing to keep this tradition alive.

Matcha tea can be enjoyed at home to gain the full health properties from this vibrant tea.