What is matcha?Updated 8 months ago
Matcha (抹茶) is a type of green tea originated in China and brought over to Japan in 1191. Unlike any other types of tea, matcha is a finely ground powder made from stone-grinding the finest tea leaves from tea trees grown under unique conditions. Brewing matcha involves whisking it into warm water, as opposed to simply steeping. Thus, the entire leaf is consumed, carrying with it a more sophisticated flavor profile as well as greater nutritional properties than any other types of tea.