Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Organic Premium Matcha

Found - Organic Certified Premium Matcha ! It is so new and fresh, Le Palais Gourmet hasn't posted it yet on their website. You're the first to know! High quality matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves (gyokuro) and stone-ground into a fine, bright green powder. Matcha tea is a superfood as it has one of the highest amounts of antioxidants available on earth. Unlike other teas which are steeped and then removed, matcha tea (the powder) is actually ingested into the body.

As you can see in this caddy, the beautiful and vibrant color. In the foreground, is the bamboo matcha scoop (chashaku) which is used to place a tiny amount into the matcha tea bowl.

Here you can see the dry organic matcha powder placed into the bowl.

Here is a beautiful yet simple bamboo tea whisk (chasen) used for whisking the matcha.

Hot Spring water is added (never boiling so as to retain the nutrients and optimum flavor) and whisked for few seconds. The purpose of the bamboo whisk is to remove any lumps remaining in the liquid and any on the sides of the tea bowl. This is beautiful daily ritual.

Now, we are ready to drink this amazing organic certified premium matcha from Japan!

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