Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves, now called tencha, are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder. Easy preparation is achieved by placing 1 teaspoon of matcha per cup (or to taste) in a cup, adding a few drops of hot water (160-180F) and stirring with a spoon until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and stir.

Our Matcha Peach comes from Uji, Kyoto, and is a first harvest, spring tea blended with natural juicy peach flavor. A Samidori cultivar, it is considered a high grade for everyday consumption.

Brewing Instructions: Whisk 1 tsp in 2-3 oz. water at 170° for 20 seconds. Preparation: Place 1 teaspoon of matcha per serving (or to taste) in a matcha, add a small splash of hot water at 170 degrees and whisk with a matcha whisk until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and whisk vigorously until all the content is dissolved and a little foam is formed. Mango Peach Matcha Smoothie: INGREDIENTS ½ frozen avocado ½ teaspoon matcha green tea ½ cup mango 2 handfuls greens (spinach) 1 cup almond milk Stevia to taste Instructions: Blend all the ingredients together in a blender and enjoy a healthy drink that is full of antioxidants and dietary fiber.