Matcha : The ultimate green fuel for your body

Round and mellow in the mouth, this green tea develops delicious vegetal notes complemented by a particularly powerful umami flavour, which Japanese people particularly love. The unique production method makes Matcha highly prized for its numerous benefits. This powdered green tea, rich in caffeine and catechin, is associated with energising, antioxidant qualities.

Harvest

To obtain matcha, young shoots are picked from tea plants which have been deprived of light for several weeks. These then go through the different processing stages used for green tea before the leaves are ground into a fine powder in stone grinders. This powder is then diluted in hot water by whisking energetically with a bamboo utensil. When drunk, the tea leaves are absorbed directly, producing the distinctive taste of matcha and explaining why the numerous benefits of the drink are so well absorbed by the body.

Matcha, a descendent of whisked tea

Introduced by Japanese monks in the 12th century, Matcha is prepared by crushing the leaves to a powder as fine as flour, then whisking them into hot water in a bowl. Very stimulating due to its high theine content, matcha was the perfect accompaniment to meditation, helping practitioners to remain alert and focused for hours on end. Perhaps for the same reasons, Samurai warriors began drinking Matcha in the 13th century.

A ceremonial tea

The practice of whisking tea remained firmly rooted in Japanese society, where it became one of the pillars of the Cha No Yu, the tea ceremony. This ceremony formalises the connections between tea, Buddhism and the different tea schools. This led Matcha to gain a new symbolic and mystical significance, and the tea gradually became a national treasure.

Thé Matcha

Matcha : Japanese green tea

  1. Matcha Genmaicha
    Matcha Genmaicha
    A high-quality blend of Matcha and Genmaicha
    A blend of Matcha and green tea with puffed rice
    €17.00
  2. Grand cru
    Matcha Meiju
    Matcha Meiju
    Green Tea Matcha
    A Koicha-type matcha tea of an exceptionally high quality.
    20 g Box 20 g Box
    €40.00

Accessories for preparing Matcha

  1. Matcha Introduction Set
    Matcha Introduction Set
    Matcha introduction set for the traditional preparation of Matc...
    a bowl, a whisk and a spatula
    €49.90
  2. lazyload
    "Chawan" Dawn Japanese Cerem...
    Ideal for preparing Matcha tea
    Japanese ceremonial bowl made from ceramic
    €57.00
  3. Electric Matcha Whisk
    Electric Matcha Whisk
    Ideal for preparing Matcha recipes quickly and easily
    Ideal for preparing Matcha quickly and easily
    €15.00

How to prepare traditional Matcha

 
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Matcha treats

  1. Matcha Tea Sweets
    Matcha Tea Sweets
    Sweets flavoured with Matcha
    Sweets flavoured with authentic Matcha tea.
    €4.50
  2. Matcha Treats
    Matcha Treats
    White chocolate enhanced with a touch of Matcha!
    White chocolate enhanced with a touch of Matcha
    €5.50
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