This is the Matcha we use at the moment for the Cha No Yu at the Ecole du Thé. It is a very high quality Matcha from Uji, selected by the Urasenke school, one of two Japanese tea schools. The Seijo No Shiro Matcha stands out from other Matchas with its more delicate, planty flavour that lingers longer on the palate: a real joy!
It is an outstanding quality usucha type (light tea) to offer to true tea connoisseurs and Cha No Yu practitioners.
How to prepare this tea ?
This ceremonial tea can also be prepared in a less elaborate manner as an everyday drink for pleasure (though it does require a Matcha whisk). Place a teaspoonful of Matcha in a large, dry bowl, pour over 150 ml (5 fl oz) of simmering water and beat with the whisk, briskly, to a thoroughly emulsified froth.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.