Izu Green Matcha
1 38.5 $1.00 - $38.50
Ceremony Grade Matcha. Izu Green Matcha has a jammy-like smoothness with a very satisfying full cup. Luxury grade style Japanese green tea and Gyokuro gives a light astringent finish.
Brewing for Best Results
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 190°F/88°C.
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 190°F/ 88°C. Place 1/2 tsp of matcha and 2oz of prepared water into a cup. Whisk vigorously in a zig zag motion until frothy. Enjoy.
Hot matcha latte brewing method: Use 1/2 tsp. per 8oz. serving. Add 1/2 tsp. to base of cup and add 2oz. of hot water and mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste.
Tea(s) From: Japan & Kenya
Region(s): Kagoshima Prefecture & Nandi Highlands
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea
Making an amazing cup of tea requires several things. High quality tea, filtered or freshly drawn cold water, correct water temperature, time of infusion, and filters/infusers. Unfiltered water or too hot of water can ruin the best of teas. Always use filtered or freshly drawn cold water. Any flavor from water treatments or heavy minerals such as lime or calcium can taint the water. Brew at the ideal temperature. Too hot of water can scorch the leaves and produce a bitter brew. If you find that the tea is still bitter following the recommended brewing temperature, try lowering the brew temperature another 5 to 10 degrees. Use infusers that allow the tea leaves to fully expand and has full contact with the water. Ditch the tea bags. Know the steeping time for your tea. Too long of steeping can make your tea bitter and undesirable. Too short of time will make a weak tea. Don’t make tea in the microwave.
We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illness. Cool the water to the ideal brewing temperature before brewing.