Uji, Spring 2022
Powdered green tea
Our “everything” grade matcha.
Hand picked leaves are steamed and stone ground to produce a fine powdered green tea. Whisked in a bowl of hot water, Matcha is traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony. This standard grade is great for everyday tea drinking, baking, and amazing as an iced tea.
Some Notes Concerning Matcha:
It the full leaf of the plant, made into green tea, and stone-ground into a fine powder. Unlike all our other teas, you drink/eat the leaf! This makes it that much more important to know where your matcha comes from. All our lower priced Matcha teas are certified Organic to give added assurance of quality. Higher grade matcha may not be certified organic, but has been grown and processed with the strictest standards.
We offer various price-points depending on your matcha needs. In general, the higher the price, the smoother, less bitter, and brighter green the matcha is.
If you’re looking to make it hot, we recommend sticking with: Matcha Standard, Matcha Izumi, or Matcha Yuuwa
For Cooking, Iced, or Smoothies, we recommend: Matcha Standard, Organic Grade 2, or Organic Grade 3
In general, a little goes a long way. No matter how your making it, the following is a rough guide:
For making it Hot, 1 tsp per 2-3oz hot water. There’s no better way than using a chasen, or bamboo whisk. Choose from our Master Crafted Japanese Chasen, or value (and works great) bamboo whisk.
For making it Cold, we recommend starting with 1/2 tsp per 12oz.
For baking, 1 tbs per batch added to the flour base.
I love Stone Leaf Tea House. I’m so glad I can buy tea online, which is second best to having it prepared for me there by the expert chaiwalas. Miss you all. <3