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A message from one of our customers in the UK Posted on 29 Jul 22:35 , 0 comments

 

The Best Organic Match a Green Tea from Uji, Kyoto, Japan | Grace & Green

Sometimes we get messages from our customers. Most of our customers are Matcha lovers and have already tried many brands. And some of them have visited Japan. Today we got a message from the UK.

Order #6811 - Konichiwa Ritsuo- San, I am just messaging to say Arigatou gozaimashita for the delivery of my matcha, which I received today. Your note inside the package made my day as it brought back memories of my trip to Japan in November 2019 and the reason I fell in love with Japan.

Thank you, Mr. Sandeep!

 

 


How to make a quick matcha latte at home Posted on 15 Jul 09:44 , 0 comments

Matcha Latte using the best organic matcha in Japan | Grace & Green
    
A latte is a very popular way to consume matcha. In fact, many matcha lovers in North America started their addiction with a matcha latte. It’s a great way to experience matcha for the first time. However, most matcha lattes in cafes can be filled with a lot more sugar than pure, authentic matcha. A matcha latte can also be pretty expensive, especially if you’re buying them regularly. 
  
The good news is that you can easily make a matcha latte at home and it will take less time than ordering one! All you need is a matcha (ceremonial or even a culinary grade will do here), your favourite milk (cows or plant based), water and a frothing device. You can even add sweetener if desired. The great thing about making a quick matcha latte at home is that you can control the sweetness. Don’t want any? Don’t add it! Just want a touch of sweetness? Don’t add too much! Say goodbye to those sugary matcha drinks. 
  
What is a matcha latte?
Latte means milk in Italian. Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder made from tencha tea leaves. Put the two together and you have a matcha latte. This can be similar to a latte made with coffee, except matcha is healthier and also does not come with jitters from caffeine later on. While this is not the traditional way to make and drink matcha, a matcha latte is still warm, comforting and so delicious! It’s also filled with antioxidants. Replace your morning cup of coffee with this and you’ll begin to notice a difference in your day-to-day routine. 
  
For this recipe, any of Grace & Green’s matcha offerings will work well.
  
Grace & Green Matcha Latte
Serves: 1 
  
Ingredients:
1 1/2 teaspoon Grace & Green matcha
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup warm milk
1 teaspoon sugar
  
Directions:
1. Sift matcha into a cup. Add the hot water (not boiling!) and whisk with a handheld frother or a bamboo whisk (chasen). 
2. Stir in sugar (or any other sweetener you like) until it is dissolved. 
3. Froth the warm milk with either a handheld frother or an electric frother. 
4. Add to the cup of matcha and enjoy! 
  
High quality organic matcha for your matcha latte is Here! 
  
  
   

My Introduction to Matcha Green Tea by N. Christensen Posted on 8 Jul 23:40 , 0 comments

The Best Organic Matcha Green Tea in Japan | Grace & Green

 I first tried high quality organic matcha when I was living in Sapporo, Japan. Thanks to a friend, I had the opportunity to experience a Japanese tea ceremony with 3 other friends!

 We went to the home of a friendly and welcoming woman who was dressed in elegant kimono. I wasn't sure what to expect as she ushered us into a lovely little tatami-floored room.

 We were concerned about making foolish mistakes during the ceremony, but our host put us at ease with encouragement and jokes. We settled onto the floor in the traditional Japanese sitting pose, but of course we were not able to maintain the pose for the entire ceremony. Our host was very understanding and invited us to adjust our seats as needed. I could tell that the most important thing for her was to share the beauty and peace of the ceremony. Her enthusiasm and love for the tea ceremony was expressed in each graceful movement she made.

 The Best Organic Matcha Green Tea in Japan | Grace & Green

 When she opened the small wooden jar containing the matcha powder, I was surprised by the vibrancy and depth of the green of it, since I had only ever been exposed to cheap and low quality sencha tea-bag style green teas back home in Canada. High quality matcha tea powder is green like the forest on a spring day, and is just as pleasant and refreshing.

 We enjoyed watching the meticulous process of the tea ceremony, and we were impressed by the care and attention shown by our host. She made the ceremony look both simple and incredibly complex at the same time! Eventually she passed me a beautiful little bowl of gently steaming matcha. After twisting the bowl this way and that(I'm sorry I can't recall the meaning behind this), I had my first sip of high quality matcha green tea.

 There was a wonderful, creamy frothiness to start, followed by an earthy yet smooth green tea flavor. The flavor matched the color of the powder I had seen - vibrant and unique, but not glaring or garish.

 Of course, there was also the warmth of the caffeine, and I realized as I finished my matcha, that the feeling was entirely different from that of caffeine from coffee. Matcha left me with an invigorated yet mellow feeling, with none of the jittery jangles that can result from coffee.

The Best Organic Matcha Green Tea in Japan | Grace & Green

 Now that I'm back home in Canada, organic matcha green tea is a special treat for me, and I'm thankful I had the chance to try it for the first time in Japan! I'm also thrilled to find that people in Canada are becoming more aware of the advantages of high quality organic matcha, and what a lovely drink it is!

 - N. Christensen

 

  


Our Matcha Green Tea Factory - Everything there for Matcha Lovers Posted on 2 Jul 09:29 , 0 comments

Matcha Green Tea has a very long history. In modern matcha green tea factories, the latest machines are used to enhance the quality of matcha and to produce under sanitary condition.  Watch and learn how matcha green tea is powdered and put it into tins!

 

 

 

 


Uji is the birthplace of Matcha Green Tea Posted on 28 Jun 20:34 , 0 comments

 

 

    


Iced Matcha Green Tea Posted on 22 Jun 21:09 , 0 comments

How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  • Heat the water

The water temperature is recommended to be about 80℃ / 176℉ 

If the temperature is higher than that, more catechin will be released and the taste of the tea will become more bitter. Please remember that this temperature is very important to make delicious matcha tea!

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  Sift 1 tsp (about 1.5 g / 0.05 oz) matcha powder into a cup using a sifter

Sifting matcha powder is important not to make matcha clumps in your matcha tea.

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  Add 70 ml (2.5 oz) hot water ( 80℃ / 176℉ )

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  First, stir the matcha powder using a milk frother (milk frother is still off) 

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  Turn on the milk frother and stir well for about 10 seconds.

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

 Then, add some ice into the matcha tea and stair again with the milk frother for about 5 seconds.

Iced Matcha Green Tea | Grace & Green

Enjoy the taste of Summer!

For the Iced Matcha Green Tea, it is very important to use high grade matcha powder because the low temperature of matcha tea give you the true taste of your matcha powder directly.  

Try our truly high grade organic matcha powder and see the difference! Your organic matcha is Here!

 

    


How often do you recommend drinking Matcha Green Tea? Posted on 17 Jun 20:58 , 0 comments

The Best Organic Matcha Green Tea from Uji, Kyoto, Japan | Grace & Green

If you drink Matcha for its health benefits, one or two cups a day is enough, but it is more important to drink the tea for long periods rather than drink large amounts  for short periods.

 The amount of caffeine per 2g of Matcha is said to be more than a cup of tea but less than a cup of coffee. For this reason, children, pregnant women, breast-feeding women and people suffering from insomnia are advised to avoid drinking Matcha green tea.

 Matcha contains catechin, which prevents iron absorption. Therefore, it is a good idea to avoid drinking Matcha before and after meals, especially if you are anaemic.

 

    


Much has been  said about the health benefits of Matcha Green Tea.  What are some of these? Posted on 9 Jun 21:06 , 0 comments

 High Quality Organic Matcha Green Tea from Uji, Kyoto, Japan | Grace & Green

 

The history of Matcha dates back about 800 years. Matcha was originally used as medicine for people who wished for perpetual youth and longevity. The only thing that is accurate  about the health benefits of Matcha is that even though it does offer many health benefits, it does not offset poor  life habits like smoking, eating too many sweets, drinking alcohol to excess, too little physical exercise, etc.   From its history, we may infer that Matcha can contribute much to your good health.

Looking for the best organic matcha green tea in Japan? Your matcha is HERE!

 

 


Authentic Matcha Green Tea Posted on 7 Jun 13:12 , 2 comments

Authentic Matcha Green Tea from Uji, Kyoto, Japan | Grace & Green

 

As matcha green tea is becoming popular worldwide, you can easily find matcha green tea that is not made in Japan. Usually the price of them is much less expensive. 

The method of making Matcha was developed in Japan after the introduction of green tea powder into Japan from China. The most distinguishing feature of Japanese Matcha is the use of a Tencha oven. This oven was invented in Japan and is called a Horii-type Tencha oven (see the picture below). All Tencha ovens in Japan are said to be of the Horii type.

 

Tencha Oven for Matcha Green Tea | Grace & Green

 

 Another important feature of Authentic Matcha Green Tea is that it is made from some special cultivars that were developed in Japan exclusively for making matcha. Some of them are Samidori, Asahi, Gokou, etc.

 

 


How to make matcha tea casually! Posted on 4 Jun 21:58 , 0 comments

How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  • Heat the water

The water temperature is recommended to be about 80℃ / 176℉ 

If the temperature is higher than that, more catechin will be released and the taste of the tea will become more bitter. Please remember that this temperature is very important to make delicious matcha tea!

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  Sift 1 tsp (about 1.5 g / 0.05 oz) matcha powder into a cup using a sifter

Sifting matcha powder is important not to make matcha clumps in your matcha tea.

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  Add 140 ml (5 oz) hot water ( 80℃ / 176℉ )

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  First, stir the matcha powder using a milk frother (milk frother is still off) 

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

  •  Turn on the milk frother and stir well for about 10 seconds.

 How to make Matcha Tea casually | Grace & Green

 Enjoy your delicious Matcha Tea!