Matcha Impérial is a round tea, mellow in the mouth, which develops delicious vegetal notes complemented by a particularly powerful umami flavour.
It is made with the greatest care using tencha leaves, a prestigious shade-grown tea: three weeks before harvest, the tea plants are deprived of most of the light, causing their leaves to develop unrivalled flavours.
The tencha leaves are then carefully ground in a stone mill until they have the fine texture of flour. This tea is not infused, but is whisked into water. This means the tea leaves are consumed, which explains the delicious flavour of Matcha Impérial as well as its many benefits. Matcha Impérial is a super-food with many qualities.
Rich in caffeine, with energising properties, and in theanine, which aids relaxation and concentration, one bowl of Matcha contains up to three times more catechin (a molecule with strong anti-oxidant properties) than any other green tea.
Powerful and invigorating, Matcha Impérial can be consumed on its own or with milk, hot or iced.
Suggestion of preparation
Unlike other teas, Matcha is ground to a fine powder. This green tea is not infused but beaten. It is prepared using a whisk, bowl and spatula. Invigorating and powerful, Matcha should be drunk immediately after preparation, to benefit from its vegetal notes and subtle bitterness.
1 - Place two spatulas (or one level teaspoon) of Palais des Thés Matcha in a bowl.
2 - Pour over 7cl of water heated to 70°C.
3 - Hold the bowl in one hand and, with the other, beat the mixture sharply with a whisk in a “w” shape until it forms a smooth foam. Once the Matcha is foamy and blended, drink.
To prepare latte tea:
Pour 3 cups of matcha in 50cl of milk. Cook over medium heat and whisk with our electric Matcha whisk.
Find out more about the latte preparation.
Add sugar to taste: we recommend brown sugar or agave syrup.
NB : we suggest you use an electric whisk for Matcha, to obtain the perfect rich foam! You can also use cow’s milk or soya milk – it’s delicious!