2023 Ceremonial matcha from Mei Leaf is a matcha from Uji blended from the pinnacle Uji Hikari cultivar and the fruity and floral Okumidori. The Uji Hikari brings smooth, creamy luxury while the Okumidori adds a light, bright and sweet quality to each sip.
Our matcha is the tip-top grade. It is sourced from Tencha grown in the most famed matcha producing area of Japan - Uji near Kyoto and stone ground to under 10 microns. We love Uji Hikari in our matcha but it is relatively low yield and much more expensive. If you would like to taste an even smaller batch blend with Uji Hikari then check out our Masters Matcha
The most convenient way of drinking matcha is in the form of a tea 'shot'. We recommend using about half a teaspoon for 50ml of cold or hot water (between 70 and 80 degrees). Stir vigorously or whisk to make a smooth drink. Sip and enjoy the marine air and grass flavour or down it like a health shot. Drink one or two shots a day. We do not advise drinking before bed as it does contain caffeine.
Grass and seaweed vibrancy with slight creaminess if brewed properly.
Matcha in Cooking and Baking
Home cooks and restaurant chefs around the world add matcha into all sorts of recipes to enhance the flavour and boost the health properties of their dishes. It's powdered form makes it perfectly versatile and convenient as an ingredient. The complex flavour profile of grassy bitterness and earthy sweetness makes matcha an intiguing spice ripe for experimentation. Our matcha is a bit too high-grade to use for general cooking but it is perfect to dust over a dessert.
Here are just a few known health benefits associated with drinking green tea: Boosts your immune system - Lowers blood sugar levels - Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay - Slows the ageing process - Helps reduce the risk of cancer - Lowers Cholesterol - Aids in weight loss by burning calories - Reduces high blood pressure - Helps prevent arthritis - Reduces the risk of heart disease - Reduces the risk of stroke - Lowers the risk of blood clot.