Zen Matcha by Storm & India
Organic, traditionally harvested & stone milled, a matcha tea to support mood, concentration and clarity of thought.
Our Zen Ceremonial Matcha is grown on certified organic Tea Gardens in Uji, Kyoto and harvested in spring. We stone mill the young whole green tea leaves into an emerald green powder. Matcha is known for its adaptogenic benefits - it calms you when stressed and energises when lethargic. It contains antioxidants and is full of plant-based goodness to support your daily wellness ritual. Creamy and toasty with bright grassy bitter-sweetness.
The finest powdered green tea is packed and vacuum-sealed into our tea tins. These are designed to store our tea and keep its full aromatic fresh flavour.
How to infuse:
Drinking matcha is a sensory experience and using a matcha bowl, rather than teacup, is essential. Cup the bowl with your hands, take it to your lips and breathe in the luscious aroma as you sip. Heavenly!
SERVE - Measure ½ teaspoon of Zen Ceremonial Matcha into a strainer over a matcha bowl. Sift gently to remove any lumps. Add 60ml to 80ml of warm water (70-80 degrees celsius) and whisk the matcha in an “m” motion for 20 seconds, until it is foamy and bright green. Use a traditional bamboo matcha whisk, noting that small bubbles are said to be better.
MATCHA LATTE - Gently steam 60ml to 80ml of plant-based milk such as coconut or almond, being careful not to boil the milk. Whisk ½ teaspoon of Zen Ceremonial Matcha into the warm milk and enjoy.
MEASURE - ½ teaspoon per bowl
BREWING TEMPERATURE - 70-80°C
Japanese Green Tea*
MATCHA - contains the amino acid L-theanine which is known to produce feelings of relaxation without drowsiness. The combination of L-theanine and the modest caffeine content of matcha gives drinkers a feeling of focus and clarity.