The Tea Makers of London Ceremonial Matcha Tea Powder No. 58 40g Mini Caddy
The Tea Makers of London Ceremonial Matcha Tea Powder No. 58 40g Mini Caddy

The Tea Makers of London Ceremonial Matcha Tea Powder No. 58 40g Mini Caddy

£19.95
TETB-MHTM-58BKTI-01U

The Tea Makers of London Ceremonial Matcha Tea Powder No. 58 is an award-winning matcha green tea. This luxury powder has a smooth and deep flavour with subtle hints of sweetness. 

 

What is matcha?

Matcha is a high-grade green tea ground into powdered form. The green tea powder is whisked into hot water, instead of steeped, to form a frothy drink. The meditative act of preparing, presenting, and sipping matcha is the backbone of the Japanese tea ceremony. While matcha’s origins are ceremonial, the green tea powder is widely popular around the world in beverages like tea lattes or boba tea, and as a cooking ingredient in everything from ice cream to salad dressing.

 

What is ceremonial grade matcha?

Ceremonial grade is the highest quality matcha from the most carefully cultivated buds and leaves. Ceremonial grade is given the most attention to detail during processing to yield the freshest, most delicate tasting, and smoothest ground matcha. Ceremonial grade is meant to be enjoyed on its own, with no other sweeteners or additives, to really enjoy and appreciate the intended flavour.

What is the caffeine content in matcha? 

Matcha typically has more caffeine content than green tea, similar caffeine to black tea, and less caffeine than brewed coffee. Because matcha is produced from shade-grown tea bushes, the tea leaves tend to retain more of their caffeine content. In addition, since you’re consuming the ground tea leaf when sipping matcha, you’re ingesting more caffeine content than you would from the extraction of steeped green or black tea leaves. Like all drinks cultivated from caffeinated plants, however, a specific level of caffeine per cup of matcha tea will depend on the how the matcha was processed and prepared. Be sure and read the packaging carefully or ask your tea supplier directly for the caffeine information specific to the matcha you are buying.

8 oz. Beverage

Avg. Caffeine Content

Green Tea

24 to 40 mg

Black Tea

14 to 61 mg

Matcha

25 to 70 mg

Brewed Coffee

85 to 200 mg

 

How to prepare match tea?

Matcha is prepared differently from a typical brewed tea and is very easy to make if you have the right tools.

Step 1: Bring 100 mg (about 1/3 cup) filtered or spring water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 2: Place 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder in a small bowl or matcha bowl. Add a splash of the hot water and mix with a bamboo whisk to form a smooth paste.

Step 3: Add remaining water to bowl and stir with the bamboo whisk, flicking the whisk back and forth, until matcha is incorporated and you get a thin frothy foam on top.

Step 4: Sip, savour, and enjoy.

Tips on preparing matcha tea:

  • If you don’t have a bamboo whisk, use a spoon or small wire whisk—you just won’t get much of the frothy texture traditionally prepared matcha is known for.

  • Don’t be tempted to pour boiling water over matcha; you will scorch the ground tea powder and it will become bitter and astringent.

  • Use 1/4 cup water for a thicker matcha or 1/2 cup water for a thinner version.

  

How to store matcha tea?

Matcha is best enjoyed as soon as possible after its production. Since matcha is a ground tea, any exposure to oxygen will immediately start to degrade the colour and flavour of tea. If stored sealed in a cool, dark place it can stay fresh for several weeks and up to a few months (unlike dried tea leaves which can last for up to a year or two). To ensure you’re getting a fresh matcha worth sipping, buy it from a reputable company that can tell you when and how the tea was processed and packaged. Ask your tea purveyor for directions on how to brew the best cup of that particular variety of matcha.