Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What is matcha?

Hello, everyone!
It’s raining after a long while, here. I think that plants in my backyard feel glad.

Have you tried green tea? You have?
Do you know which kind of tea you have tried?

Sencha?
Gyokuro?
Matcha?

They are bitter, ha? In Japan, we usually enjoy green tea without sugar or milk. I could say there are two types of green tea, matcha and the others.Matcha is powdered green tea, and prepared by mixing with hot water by a teawhisk in a large tea bowl.



This is the tea that used in The Way of Tea. The other green teas; sencha, gyokuro or bancha are prepared by infusing tea leaves like English tea brewing. Prepared matcha water color is murky light green. Matcha is much stronger than sencha (most common green tea). I like the rich green tea flavor. It goes with sweets well. I think matcha is like espresso. Espresso is much stronger than regular coffee and enjoyed little portion.Mathca is pretty nice. I hope you have a chance to try it.

Have a good day!

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