The youngest buds, ready for this great tea
Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting varieties of green tea in Japan is the Matcha. It is a tea that is made with the youngest buds of the plant. Something similar to white tea, yes, but this is a green, which you can know better if you read this note.
Matcha tea is one of the most popular in Japan. Or, at least, one of the most famous within what are green teas, it is made of young shoots and has a lot of flavor. Do you want to know him better? Well then you just have to read the rest of the note.
How is it obtained?
Macha green tea comes from the youngest and fastest buds that come from tea plants. Instead of leaving the leaves as they are, roll them up. And this is how you get this tea, precocious but vigorous.
What characteristics of aroma and flavor does it have?
It is usually a herbal tea, but astringent, with presence of tannins, catechins (antioxidants) and bitterness. It will depend a lot on your infusion time to determine your final result accurately. You must bear in mind that it is a tea with enough caffeine. It has certain similarities with the Matcha.
How do you prepare?
Ideally, heat the water to about 75 degrees Celsius and let the tea stand for no more than a minute. Why? To avoid being too bitter and strong. This, on the other hand, will allow multiple infusions without any problems.
What time of day does it work?
For all time, like any good green tea. You can be accompanied throughout the day without any inconvenience. For that reason, you just have to try it and see how it feels. Maybe for the night is something strong.