Matcha Sticks Peach 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 green tea growers in the Uji area of Japan developed a prize-worthy, densely-nutritious Gyokuro from the Samidori cultivar, known for its sweetness and health-giving catechins. The shading technique applied at the close of the growing season creates the high levels of chlorophyll that gives the tea its hallmark intensely green color and we added a whisper of peach scent to offer you a silkiness to the drink the 15th Century Zen Monk Myoan Eisai believed would increase health to mind and body. He published his observations in his book, “Kassa Yojoki” or “How to Stay Healthy by Drinking Tea.”