There are thousands of teas exists such as Match green Tea that has delicious flavor, smooth, rich texture and all wonderful health benefits. However, you can take sip of this delightful tea, spends some hours to learn more about this wonderful beverage which is shared by top mobility in Japan. We will easily categorize this unique tea – its history, culture, health properties and how we can prepare it. Thus you can improve enjoyment thing and get most perfect thing to sip.


There is nothing like enjoying that traditional Japanese ‘Matcha Green Tea’ or is it actually Japanese? The basic origin of this tea may actually trace towards China in the Song Dynasty- 960 to 1279. In this time, Zen Buddhists have started making tea from shared grown green tea called ‘Gyokuro’. After drying the tea and steaming- they plucked the leaves called ‘tencha’ and grounded it into a powered called ‘Matcha’. It was in 1191 when Zen monk named Eisai need to Japan and introduced this tea.

It is powered tea but lost its popularity in China, Japan embraced and made it a vital role in Zen Monasteries.

Moreover, as they are consumed more, the Japan continued to best the way of creating this tea. For some year, but, only the nobility and shogun are able to drink it as it is produced in small quantities. In 1738, ‘Sohen Nagatni’ has invented the Uji method to mate it. It is created with an efficient process which is standard used now.

Tradition and Culture

With this history, this tea boasts a tradition and culture. It seems that even early ‘Zen Buddhists’ who can create Matcha can sense the benefits of this tea- they also believed that drinking it brought them more calmness, focus and clarity.Due to some scientific reasons it is found that it has some special properties and also linked with increasing energy levels that keep you relax and stressed free.

The samurai warriors understood the power of tea and it is also believed that they will drink this tea to get more energy. We can work with more attention. Making of a tea is totally different story. It is presented in tea and performed ceremony called ‘Chanoyu’. Its performance looks very simple; however it takes 10 years to learn all steps properly.

Every moment of this ceremony is choreographed and planned with strong emphasizes on silence, serenity and spirituality. It is like complete focus in present and immersed in a single motion. Finally, the traditional tea reflects the principles of respect, harmony, tranquility and purity. And with such a luxurious and flavorful texture this tea powder deepens the calming aspects of ritual.

In our fast paced modern, having your ceremony with cup of match tea would be perfect combination and way of relaxation and enjoyment.

Types of Other teas

There’re different types of green teas in form and rank. Now simple and common form with tea is ‘Senchu’- Infused tea. Its leaves are green as they are not roasted or fermented. These leaves are also harvested from April-June. To avoid fermentation they’re steamed away then rolled & dried. These leaves put through sieve.

The main leafy part became ‘Sencha’ however remain will surely be wasted. Green twigs becomes stem tea, bud tead and powder teac. Konacha is served at Agari and Sushi restaurants. Sencha is served fresh in tea breaks or after meal. If you drink it in Japan, some believe it would get popularity. However, now Sencha is more popular. Its flavor comes from rice popcorn and brown rice which is blended in.

Sencha is also not very common; the top class tea is ‘Gyokuro’. Its leaves are of best quality as these leaves are covered for many days to control sun exposure to make a taste aromatic and sweeter. It is boiled and cooled to about 50 to 60 degree Celsius. If water is very hot then it can ruin the taste and color. This is very expensive than others. Bancha, Bubu-zuke and Houhicha are other types.

Matcha is used for tea functions, events or ceremonies. And it is served as fine sweet to tea house. Matcha powder is also used for cooking and baking; Matcha ice cream and Matcha cakes are beautiful and delicious, Matcha salt is a delightful garnish for Tempura. Matcha powder is also used in food items.

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