One of our more popular products here at Leaf Tea Shop is Supreme Matcha, which is itself a by-product of Matcha. It is a truly international, unique green tea beverage, one that has proven to be a big hit with our customers for some time now, and as we will explain, its origins are very exotic when it comes to how the Matcha tea powder is initially made in the first place.
History of Matcha
Matcha, considered to be a ceremonial grade form of tea, is grown in the outskirt areas of Kyoto, an ancient city in the Far East; Japan, to be precise. It has been a staple of Japanese tea ceremonies dating all the way back to the 12th century. As a matter of fact, the process of taking tea leaves, milling them into powder and using a whisk to liquidise them in water is something that has been renowned in China going back to the 10th century, more than 1,000 years ago.
Matcha tea itself is comprised of newly-grown tree leaves that are high in nutrients. As noted, the leaves are milled into powder form and whisked in hot water to create the Matcha product that we know and love. Given where the tea powder is created, and the process involved to create the tea product itself, it is a rarely-seen beverage in the UK, a real treat for tea-lovers everywhere, which is why we are pleased to offer it as part of our products at Leaf Tea Shop.