Compagnie & Co's organic matcha is a blend of two green teas, Aracha and Tencha, harvested in the south of Japan in the prefecture of Kagoshima.
The ultimate antioxidant superfood from Japan.
HOW TO PREPARE
65 to 75°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 65 to 75°C
30 sec. to 1 minute
It is the standard time for Matcha, but you can adapt it according to your taste
When to drink ?
Better in the morning
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Testing matcha green tea powder means approving it
If we translate the word "matcha" from Japanese to French, we simply get the term "tea powder"! As the name suggests, matcha is a powdered tea.
Compagnie & Co's organic matcha is a blend of two green teas, Aracha and Tencha (a species named for the Japanese word for "grinding tea"), harvested in the south of Japan in the prefecture of Kagoshima.
Kagoshima is a city in the south of Japan on the island of Kyushu, often called the Naples of the East because of its location between a beautiful bay and the famous volcano Sakurajima.
The mild climate is very favorable to the cultivation of these green teas which are sought after to produce the best matchas.
The tea leaves are first mixed in secret proportions between Aracha and Tencha, then they are cut and dried. After a resting period, they are passed through a slowly rotating grinder to reduce them to powder.
The secret of a quality matcha lies in this process which requires a lot of time and precision to provide a very airy powder with a beautiful color. Full of health benefits, this product is generally considered a superfood. Treat yourself to this concentrate of virtues to feel better and take care of your body.
How to prepare matcha?
Reasons to drink green tea powder
Before you even get into the methods of making matcha tea, take the time to learn about the benefits of using it. First, matcha is the only tea that comes in powder form. This means that you don't need to brew it, just dilute the powder in hot water and stir. Be careful, however: if you want to respect Japanese traditions, you must mobilize a special bamboo whisk to mix your matcha... But you can also use your own equipment if you don't have one.
It is also worth remembering that matcha tea is the most concentrated in antioxidants of all teas. Its richness in catechins and flavonoids is due to several facts: first, matcha tea is not fermented, and not oxidized. In addition, the powder is reduced from whole leaves. Antioxidants help protect you from the effects of aging and many diseases, as well as cancers. Finally, matcha tea can help regulate blood sugar levels in the body, to avoid cravings and snacking that can be responsible for weight gain.
How to prepare matcha tea
You will not find matcha tea in bags to be brewed: it is always sold in powder form. It is never brewed, but is systematically whipped. On average, one gram of powder is required for about 80 mL of water.
Since matcha is a tea of exceptional quality, it is recommended to avoid preparing it with tap water that is too hard to drink, at the risk of not enjoying all its flavours. Instead, use mineral water or filtered water, depending on your drinking habits.
After heating the water up to 75°C (and no more, otherwise your matcha might be bitter), pour it into the cup over the powder. Then use a chasen (bamboo whisk) or a regular whisk to whisk until you get a slightly creamy texture.
You can also add a splash of milk to your matcha tea, to make it even more flavorful and smooth
Organic matcha tea, a great gift idea for tea lovers
Are you looking for original gift ideas for someone who loves tea and especially enjoys making discoveries? Go through Compagnie & Co to offer our organic matcha tea. Although it is very common in Japan, this beverage is not well known in our western civilizations... Contribute to its fame by talking about it around you, and especially by letting people taste it. Matcha tea can appeal to all tea drinkers, and it can also appeal to other individuals who have not yet really tested this type of drink. You can offer it to a coffee lover who is trying to cut down on his or her consumption to avoid heart palpitations.
A compendium of benefits to offer
As you know, matcha tea is associated with many benefits for the body. If you give it to someone, you are giving them an ingredient that is good for their health, which can bring them many benefits. This kind of gift shows that you care about the well-being of the person you are buying it for, it is a generous gesture and always appreciated. If you know that the person to whom you are offering matcha tea knows little about the subject, don't hesitate to introduce him or her to how this drink works, as well as its various preparation secrets.
The possibility of mixing matcha tea with other teas
Matcha tea is not the only alternative you wish to offer? In that case, don't hesitate to browse Compagnie & Co's store, you will find wide range of teas and herbal teas of all types. Black teas and classic green teas, but also red "teas" (rooibos), infusions without theine or oolong tea. You can buy a gift box already made by Compagnie & Co, or select the products of your choice and make your own.
Don't hesitate to add a teaspoon of matcha to your green tea preparation, it will bring sweetness to your preparation and a nice green color.
Use of matcha in baking
Matcha powder is also used in baking (especially in Japan) to give a green color to the preparation. It is added as a natural coloring agent, which gives it its unique taste and beautiful green color. Very practical, it can be used in many recipes such as kiwi cakes, chocolate cakes, etc.
You can find a recipe of energy ball, and a recipe of cookie with matcha here.
Concerning the conservation, be sure to store your matcha powder in an airtight and opaque box, and put it in the fridge if you wish.
Indeed, it is one of the only teas that can be kept cold.
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The opinions of our customers
Florence S. published the 17/02/2023 following an order made on 27/01/2023
Joanna T. published the 04/06/2022 following an order made on 16/05/2022
Je découvre le matcha avec ce produit et j'aime beaucoup
Marie C. published the 21/05/2022 following an order made on 06/05/2022