Matcha Sticks Jasmine in bulk available for wholesale. Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves, now called tencha, are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder. Easy preparation is achieved by placing 1 teaspoon of matcha per cup (or to taste) in a cup, adding a few drops of hot water (160-180F) and stirring with a spoon until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and stir.
Our matcha comes from Uji, Kyoto, Japan, and is a first harvest, spring tea. A Samidori cultivar, it is considered a high grade for everyday consumption.
The unusual practice of blending sweet grassy matcha with delicate white jasmine provides a distinctively intoxicating fragrance, silky mouth feel, and exquisite taste. Jasmine originally was chosen as a scenting flower for blending because its blossoms open only for a few hours a day forcing tea blenders to work quickly to cover the tea while the flowers are blossoming then remove them. This is done not just once, but many times over several days to assure that the scent and flavor becomes a part of the tea. The resulting tea is both aromatic from the flowers and healthful.