Matcha is a strong form of green tea that you can find at Japanese restaurants. It comes in a powder, and it’s known for its vibrant green color. Watch this video and learn how matcha is made.
Matcha is made from camellia sinensis. When new chutes sprout, growers put tarps over them to block out most of the sunlight they’re exposed to. This is done for about three weeks at a time and helps the flavor and the calming effect. Next, the leaves are steamed and dried, and then the stems and veins are taken out. Tencha, which is what is left, is then ground into a powder and can be mixed with hot water to make the tea.
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