Matcha is the magic powdered green tea that everybody talks about – ranging from people in business, culture, fashion and sports to the people of the worldwide restaurants and their chefs. An exciting drink and a food supplement in cooking, which is written about everywhere on social media, extremely modern, useful and unforgettable! It provides true enjoyment and affects health and self-confidence, boosts the body with energy and vitality, stimulates brain activity and strengthens the immune system. What else can be said about Matcha – an astonishing discovery that soothes and relaxes the day; the creation of Nature, which makes you feel happy and fulfilling.

The Japanese “ma” means powder, and “cha” – tea. According to the tradition, the first seeds of green tea were imported along with Zen Buddhism in Japan by the Buddhist monk Eisai in 1191. It is believed that he first started grinding and consuming the leaves of green tea in powder form. Thus matcha becomes an integral part of the Zen Traditions and Tea Ceremony.

 

Just like Champagne coming from the region of Champagne, France, the authentic and best quality Matcha comes from the Kyoto region, the Japanese capital of culture, and it has been grown for more than 800 years, and passes like Bulgarian traditions and customs from generation to generation.

The green leaves, dried in air, without fermentation, are ground to powder under special conditions (if you are curious, you can read more in the section Growing) and in that way matcha retains its properties and helps the body function properly. It contains great amounts of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, proteins and antioxidants. It contains some amount of caffeine, but is about twice as low as caffeine in coffee, making it a favorite drink not only in Japan, but all over the world.

The high quality matcha is recognized in its dense, slightly creamy flavour, rich and aromatic, leaving an appetizing sweetness after drinking. Thanks to the high content of chlorophyll and amino acids, matcha has a unique plant flavour and a long sweet aftertaste. Its intensity can be compared to the first taste of red wine or black chocolate.
For most people, it takes some time to get used to the taste of matcha, since it is initially exotic and even strange. But from this charming sweetness you get salivation and you are waiting for the next sip of tenderness of the natural matcha tea.