Matcha is obtained only from Tencha leaves. Matcha is an exceptionally exclusive and top-quality green tea. It is used in the tea ceremony - chanoyu. She is called the queen of green teas.
How is it different from regular green tea? It is sweeter and brighter than it. All this is due to the fact that the shrubs intended for the production of Matcha tea are protected from the sun with special mats before harvesting. This results in an increased production of amino acids that contribute to a deeper and unique Matcha Tee aroma. Shading causes more chlorophyll to be produced in the leaves, which is converted into catechin over time. The leaves are then harvested, dried and rubbed into a powder.
Matcha Tee is rich in polyphenols. Proponents of matcha say that drinking one glass of matcha is equivalent to drinking 10 glasses of other green teas.
Tea is a powder with an emerald green color.
Today matcha tea is very popular. Its powder is used not only for making tea, but also as an ingredient in various confectionery, cakes, jellies and candies. The traditional ritual of drinking tea was once therapeutic.