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09.Nov.2021

DISCOVER JAPAN

Matcha

Matcha green tea is an integral part of Japanese culture, with its tea, cakes and sweets. This plant has made Japan famous all over the world. Today we would like to share with you the wonderful history of Matcha.

Matcha is a powdered form of green tea. The flavour of matcha is particularly strong and it has a special place in Japanese culture, being the star of the tea ceremony and served with sweets.
Matcha is loved by many for its unique and complex taste, but it is also known for its excellent health benefits. In Japan, the herb tea was traditionally taken as a medicine.

Matcha has long been enjoyed with a variety of Japanese sweets. Recently, it has become more popular overseas and is increasingly being combined with western sweets.
The history of Matcha starts, of course, with green tea. There are many legends and theories about how tea was discovered, but one of the most famous is the story of “Shinnoh”. One of the most famous stories is that of “Shinnoh”, an ancient Chinese emperor who introduced the principles of agriculture to the Chinese people and discovered tea.
He is also believed to have discovered tea.
For a while, the tea ceremony was the only occasion on which to enjoy matcha and it was considered a privilege of the upper classes.
Today, matcha is enjoyed for all kinds of occasions, casual as well as formal.

Matcha tea is typically categorized by region. While experts are able to distinguish among the many varieties, certain characteristics are shared by all teas that are called matcha. By definition, in order for a tea to be classified as authentic matcha, there are certain requirements that must be met.
First, the tea must have been grown and processed entirely in Japan. Powdered tea itself is not exclusive to Japan. Teas classified as Matcha must also be made from Tencha leaves. The city of Nishio in Aichi Prefecture is also one of the leading producers of matcha, said to account for 60% of all matcha sold in Japan.

As you can see, Matcha is a huge culture. How do you drink Matcha?

Thank you for reading. And I hope to write about my new adventure in the near future.

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