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Matchapoeder van ceremoniële kwaliteit

No. 58

Matchapoeder van ceremoniële kwaliteit

Japanese Green Tea

Deze met een Great Taste bekroonde Matcha geeft een zachte en diepe smaak met subtiele hints van zoetheid en zonder bitterheid.

From: Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan


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The origins of our Ceremonial Grade Matcha green tea powder

Let’s not stand on ceremony here: this Great Taste award-winning matcha is one of our finest luxury green teas. Harvested in the historic tea-growing district of Ise Bay, Japan, our vibrant green Ceremonial Matcha is an exceptionally high-grade tea with intense sweetness and offers a much deeper, less bitter flavour than standard-quality matcha powders.

Made from only the highest quality shade-grown Camellia Sinensis tea leaves that are steamed and stone-ground in the traditional way, this brilliant green tea captures all the goodness of the early spring flush. It has a mild aroma of fresh grass with a hint of fruitiness and a rich, creamy flavour underscored by a subtle vegetal sweetness. Little wonder it was a two-star winner at the Great Taste Awards.

Every aspect of our Ceremonial Grade Matcha’s production is meticulously overseen by the specialist Japanese farmers we source our tea from. Ise Bay is located on the Pacific Coast of Mie Prefecture in Honshu, where the heritage of matcha goes back 800 years. Here, the knowledge of tea growing is passed down through the generations. For these growers, matcha is more than a commodity; it’s a precious part of Japanese culture, enjoyed throughout history by everyone from Samurai warriors searching for an energy boost to Buddhist monks as an aid to meditation. 

The health benefits and how to brew this Matcha

The health benefits of matcha

Those Buddhist monks knew that among the benefits of matcha is how it offers a slow release of caffeine, thus avoiding the spike-then-slump of coffee and some teas. But the health benefits of drinking matcha go way beyond sustained mental clarity. Key among them are the plant-derived antioxidants called catechins, of which one – epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) – is found in particularly high quantities in matcha. Studies have found that, among other things, EGCG can help neutralise free radicals, fight cancer and reduce ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. In addition, matcha has a high concentration of L-theanine, an amino acid that can ease anxiety, helping with relaxation and sleep. 

How to brew this powdered green tea

First, let’s talk tea. Matcha can be prepared for different liquid consistencies. For thin tea, use approximately 1.75g of matcha powder with 75ml hot water. For thick tea, use 3.75g of matcha powder with 40ml of hot water. To prepare your matcha tea, place a small amount of sieved matcha powder into your matcha bowl using a bamboo spatula. Add 80C hot water, then whisk the mixture using a bamboo whisk, aka a chasen, until the liquid has a uniform consistency. Finally, when enough foam has formed on the surface, beat at a medium speed to produce finer bubbles. Serve and enjoy all that green goodness.

Beyond your daily brew, however, this verdant powder offers plenty of culinary uses. Matcha’s grassiness lends dishes a unique savoury flavour with bittersweet undertones, while its dazzling colour can be used to great effect as a natural food colouring. Being particularly smooth and sweet, our Ceremonial Grade Matcha powder is perfect for making delicious desserts and for adding to spicy coconut curries. Use it in baking or add to icing. And for an easy win that ups your nutrient intake, sprinkle it over eggs, add a teaspoon to a smoothie, or mix it with natural yoghurt and fruit for a healthy breakfast bowl.

Meet our range of Japanese Matcha

For the ultimate clean, green taste of this Japanese speciality tea, you can also enjoy our silky-smooth Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha. You can experience two of Japan’s most famous tea exports in a caddy of clean-tasting Sencha Iri Matcha or, for the vegetal characters of matcha combined with the warm notes of toasted rice, our Genmaicha Iri Matcha is comforting and delicious. You can also transport yourself into the calm serenity of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony with our Ceremonial Matcha candle.

Want to make matcha green tea properly? It would help if you had a couple of tools, including a bowl and the traditional bamboo whisk called a chasen. Kit yourself up with all the Matcha Essentials from our range of Teaware, and read more about the traditional tea ceremony, for which our Ceremonial Grade Matcha is named, in our Tea Journal.


Pure shade grown Japanese green tea

Tasting notes

This stone ground green tea offers fresh spring grass and floral aroma and vibrant green infusion. An intensely rich and silky smooth cup with grassy sweet mouthfeel.


The Ise Bay is a cove situated just South East of Japan, in the Mie Prefecture, facing the Philippine Sea. The elevation across the plains varies between sea level and 64m above, and the climate is of the humid subtropical type (CFA).

Learn more about the Ise Bay

Strong seasonality defines this region. The summers are short and warm, with temperatures between 21°C and 30°C. As the season ends, autumn begins to see the temperature slowly drop over the months into the winter season, where temperatures hover between 4°C and 13°C. As winter ends, the spring allows temperatures to gently climb until they once again reach summer.

Across the year, the sky is mostly cloudy to overcast and brings with it low to medium amounts of rainfall. However, there is significant cloud cover and much larger amounts of rainfall during the summer months. In combination with warm temperatures, humidity peaks at 98% and contrasts the late autumn to winter months, where the air is typically very dry. In terms of wind, cool, blustery gales are picked up across the sea and brought inland all year long.

However, summer sees a much lower, more gentle breeze. The Bay, where the ocean waters meet the estuaries of the Kiso Three, Nikko and Honai rivers, is famous for its fish and seaweed. The Ise-Shima national park, on the southernmost tip of the bay, is home to loggerhead turtles, as well as native species of hibiscus and spider lily.

How to brew

1g - 2g

1g - 2g





Whisk thoroughly

Whisk thoroughly

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