Matcha: Vitalizing Morning Pick-Me-Up
Matcha green tea is a special form of green tea with a history steeped (pun intended) in both ritual and tradition.
It is an interesting specialty tea standing at the highest rank of all super foods.
It all begins with how the matcha is harvested.
In the weeks prior to harvesting, it is kept shaded.
It is then dried and stone ground.
The traditional preparation is very specific, but generally the bright green matcha powder is whisked with hot water to produce a frothy, creamy beverage with an umami flavor.
The full process and preparation allows for the entirety of the plant to be consumed, offering much higher amounts of the beneficial components of green tea.