Matcha is a type of green tea that has been enjoyed in Japan for centuries. It's now commonly enjoyed around the world as a flavor in lattes and desserts. In this blog, you'll be introduced to the charm of matcha in its various forms and even learn a little about its fascinating history!
Matcha is a kind of green tea that has been ground into a powder. Tencha, the raw material for matcha, is a type of tea made by covering the tea plantation to avoid direct sunlight, steaming the sprouts, and then drying them. This unique process requires more time and effort than the production of regular green tea. However, it's worthwhile because Tencha is rich in umami (savoriness) and has a deep, mellow, and relaxing flavor.
Matcha is said to have been first consumed in Japan around 800 years ago. Later, in the 15th to 16th centuries, Japan entered an era of warring states. Matcha was a much-loved drink among the warriors who survived the bloodshed of war. It is said that they drank it to recover from mental trauma, improve their concentration, elevate their moods, and heal themselves.
In today's stressful society, it may be a good idea to relax with matcha green tea as a pick-me-up in the afternoon when you have difficulty concentrating at work or after a long day. Let's indulge in some luxurious matcha time!