Green Tea Powder is made from Green Tea which is typically shade-grown and harvested in May, and the stems and veins are removed in processing. Then the tea buds and leaves are lightly steamed to prevent fermentation, thus developing the bright green color of the young tea leaves and sweet, vegetal flavor. This process inhibits the leaves from receiving vital nutrients and as a result, more chlorophyll is produced. You will get the sweet, vegetal smell to it; this comes from the amino acid called L-Theanine, again produced by the shade growing process. It is the L-Theanine which gives Green Tea Powder nice, clean-drinking and green tea taste. The very top should have developing leaves that are soft and supple. This gives a finer texture to higher grades of Tea Powder.
Recommend Brewing Guide:
Use 2g Green Tea Matcha Powder and 60-70 ml water of 60℃ to 80℃
When brewing Green Tea Powder, you need to use a Chasen (tea whisk, 茶筅 in chinese) to stir the tea liquid to bring out rich bubble and fresh flavor.
Iced Tea Powder is a very refreshing summer beverage, about how to make iced Powder tea please see: 5 Steps to Make Iced Green Tea Powder.
The Jinshan Organic Tea Garden is specially managed; tea plants for Green Tea Powder are shade-grown for about twenty five days before harvest. This is to avoid most of the ultraviolet ray in order to compound more chlorophyll and amino acid; as well as keep tender tea buds and leaves. Organic growing here to avoid using any pesticides or chemical to ensure the teas is absolutely natural and healthy.
Wuyuan is a county of hilly and mountainous area with humid climate which locates in the northeastern part of Jiangxi Province. The surrounding mountains, misty climate and the fertile soil make it great environment. Tea farmers in Wuyuan always follow ancestors organic growing ways of not using pesticides and chemical so that the teas are all natural, resulting in most healthy beverage.
Map of Jiangxi province
The leaves from these tea bushes are tender and best for producing Green Tea Powder. With the late plucking time to prolong the growing period the tea leaves, thus reducing the bitterness taste. Green Tea Powder made from theses variety must have characteristics of vibrantly Green in color, fresh and sweet taste, and smooth finish.
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For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.