Ceremonial Gokou Matcha - a traditional Japanese green tea of the highest quality, with a rich and naturally sweet flavour, made from the first harvest of young leaves in Wazuka.
30 servings | 30 g
About the product
The authentic matcha loved by connoisseurs is sourced from the town of Wazuka, which is known as one of the best matcha tea-producing regions in Japan and across the world.
The tea powder is made from tea leaves grown in the shade, avoiding direct sunlight, resulting in a higher level of chlorophyll and the amino acid L-Teanine. The higher chlorophyll levels give the tea leaves a particularly rich green color and a high concentration of antioxidants and nutrients, while the L-Teanine gives the tea a stronger umami flavor.
Only the finest and softest tea leaves are carefully harvested from only the tops of the tea plants to make ceremonial Gokou matcha. The stems and veins are also removed to reduce the bitterness of the tea and result in an extremely fine powder. The leaves are then dried under natural conditions and ground in Japanese stone mills to a bright green powder.
Gokou matcha from Wazuka, Kyoto region, is part of an ancient Japanese tea-making tradition.
An excellent source of antioxidants. Matcha is known for its antioxidant properties, which help to reduce the damage caused by oxidative stress.
A source of energy and productivity. Matcha has a natural caffeine content that provides energy, but unlike coffee, matcha also contains the amino acid L-theanine. It slows down the release of caffeine – mellowing it out and helping you to relax. Instead of caffeine being released quickly and causing energy levels to drop, as in the case of coffee, the energy in matcha is released more slowly and evenly. This is the reason why matcha produces a feeling of calm alertness. In addition, caffeine and L-theanine can work together to help you focus on tasks that require concentration.
A source of vitamins. Matcha tea is rich in vitamins C, A, E, and B complex. It also contains minerals: calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.
This matcha has the perfect combination of creamy richness and mild sweetness. It is carefully packaged on the farm to preserve the freshness, aroma and taste for the best experience.
How to use?
Ceremonial matcha is meant to be used simply with water: add one teaspoon of matcha powder through a strainer into the cup to avoid lumps, as high-quality matcha has a creamy texture.
Pour a small amount of hot (but not boiling) water (50ml) and stir well with a whisk or superfood mixer – once there are no lumps, add as much water and/or milk or ice as you like.
Although ceremonial matcha can be used to make a matcha latte, the milk often masks its authentic flavor, so we recommend enjoying it the traditional way. If you like to use matcha with milk, in cocktails, or in desserts, we recommend the classic matcha.
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Top quality sourced straight from the village of Wazuka in Japan
Authentic matcha originates from the town of Wazuka, located in the southern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The town is known as one of the best matcha tea-producing regions in Japan and around the world. Wazuka has the best weather and soil conditions for matcha production. Tea plantations in the region are surrounded by mountains and rivers, providing an ideal environment for growing tea leaves.
This town uses traditional cultivation methods to maintain the high quality of matcha tea. One of the most unique cultivation techniques used by Wazuka tea farmers is the “ooishita” method, which involves shielding the tea bushes from direct sunlight using special nets. This technique allows the leaves to grow slowly, producing a more luscious green colour and better flavour.
Difference between classic matcha and ceremonial matcha
Ceremonial matcha is sourced from the youngest leaves, the first harvest in early spring. Classic matcha leaves are picked later in the second harvests.
Ceremonial matcha is intended to be enjoyed as a tea, with just a splash of water, while classic one is for matcha lattes, or to flavour smoothies, desserts, porridges or yoghurt. Ceremonial matcha has a slightly sweeter flavour, while classic matcha has a richer flavour due to the riper leaves.
Ceremonial matcha has a rich green colour, while classic matcha is a little more subtle. Both types of matcha are rich in antioxidants, caffeine and L-theanine for more stable energy and focus.