What is matcha?
In short, matcha is steamed and ground into a fine powder the pulp of a tea leaf that has been grown in the shade for 20-50 days. It is a powder, not a powder, because ceremonial matcha has an exclusively creamy texture.
The tea is ground on ceramic grinders for one hour to obtain about 40g of matcha.
Traditional leaf tea is leaves that we brew and drink infused. As for matcha, we actually consume the plant itself - tea leaves that grow in the shade are collected and immediately steamed to preserve all the useful properties, the pulp of the tea leaf is separated from the twigs and veins, the raw material is obtained - Tencha, which they are ground into a powder and we consume it with water/milk/fresh fruit - that is why matcha is very useful.
Matcha comes from Japan
And only! The traditional matcha growing region is Uji, near Kyoto. There are farms that have been owned by one family for centuries, passing down the knowledge of tea from generation to generation. There are also 2 more regions where matcha is grown in Japan - Nishio (near Uji) and Fukuoka (a newer region where they like to experiment with matcha rolling methods).
The preparation process is an important component of the drink
Exactly! Matcha won't be matcha if you beat it with a cappuccino in tap water. Warming the chasen, adding quality water, whipping up the matcha, oxygenating the drink with a bamboo whisk—this simple ritual is a kind of matcha-making magic.
At Matcher, we work with farms in the Uji and Shimane regions to bring you only ceremonial matcha and signature farm premium matcha blends to pair with milk.
Can you drink matcha at night?
Matcha is an all-day beverage. In other words, you can drink matcha even at night, with or without milk, because L-theanine prolongs the effect of caffeine for several hours and we do not feel "surges" of energy.
L-theanine stimulates alpha waves in the brain, which neutralize stress. Buddhist monks call this effect "satori" - a calm euphoria, like after meditation
Therefore, if you want to enjoy a match in the evening with a book or a new Netflix series - feel free!