Bright and strong yet smooth and mellow with a grassy sweetness.
Origin & Craft
With matcha, the powdered leaf is suspended in water rather than infused. You are ingesting all the precious leaf as you drink matcha, giving you more of the antioxidant goodness. It is also stronger in caffeine than an infused tea. Small amounts will give you intense flavour and a vigorous caffeine high.
Matcha is usually served in Japan with a sweet bean cake. Something sweet really ought to be considered. A ginger biscuit works rather wonderfully - although this might be considered a bit controversial. A digestive wouldn't be wrong either. Matcha can be added to cold pressed juice and smoothies - the better the matcha the better the flavour.