Peppermint Matcha Green Tea
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Refreshing peppermint with an astringent finish!
Exceptional refreshing peppermint character but smooth. Astringent and misty finish from the green tea base.
Infusion: Forest green and mysterious
Ingredients: Green Tea, and Peppermint Leaves
Caffeine/Antioxidant Level: Low/High
Grade(s): Fine Matcha 10 - 16 micron. Made to Japanese specifications
Manufacture Type(s): Traditional Matcha process, Small batch crafted, 100% natural
Ingredients From: China / Kenya / USA
The Peppermint Matcha Green Tea blend is a smooth, astringent powdered green tea mixed with aromatic layers of mint. According to health folklore dating back to at least the time of Pliny, people have long been consuming peppermint to help combat a variety of ailments including nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue and more.
In many ways, Matcha produces a similar effect. Originally produced as the key component of the Japanese tea ceremony, Matchas were designed to instill a feeling of calm serenity when enjoyed. The rigid structure of the ceremony it featured in was designed to spiritually transport the drinker from the general hustle and bustle of life to a place of quiet serenity.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a rolling boil and let cool to roughly 180F/82C. Place approximately half a teaspoon of Peppermint Matcha in your cup. Infuse with 8 ounces/250 milliliter of water, whisk briskly and enjoy.
Ceremonial Matcha: Please note that in order to brew Ceremonial Matcha you will need a set of Japanese tea ceremony tools. (Bowls, scoops, and a whisk).
Prepare tea bowls by warming them with boiled water
Prepare your Peppermint Matcha whisk by soaking the tip in the boiled water in one of the bowls for about 10 seconds
Pour the water out and dry the bowl with a paper towel
Using your teaspoon, add 2 scoops of Peppermint Matcha to each bowl
Pour 1/3 of a cup of your hot water into each bowl
In a slow motion, submerge any loose bits of Peppermint Matcha that may be floating on the surface of the tea
Whisk the tea more briskly in a back and forth motion until the surface of the Peppermint Matcha becomes frothy
Consume immediately. (In Japan, it is customary to drink the entire bowl in 3 quick slurps)
Hot matcha latte brewing methods - fast method: Use 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) per 8 ounce (225 milliliter) serving. Add 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) to base of cup and add 2 ounces of hot water & mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste. (Try maple syrup or honey)
Iced matcha latte brewing methods: Use 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) per 8 ounce (225 millliliter) serving. Add 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) to base of cup and add 2 ounces of hot water and mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste. Cool for 30-60 minutes and pour over ice.
Slow brewed Iced Matcha: Place 3 level teaspoons of Peppermint Matcha into a glass pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice and let sit. After a few hours, ice will have melted and tea brewed. Stir vigorously to ensure the Peppermint Matcha goes into suspension. Pour over ice and enjoy.
Matcha Ginger Tea with crushed ice and lime: (Ingredients: 2 level teaspoons of Peppermint Matcha, 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger, 1/2 cup ice, juice of 1/2 lime, dash of honey)
Blend ice, Peppermint Matcha and ginger in a blender until ice is crushed
Pour into a chilled glass
Add lime juice and honey to taste
You will need a few items to prepare Peppermint Matcha Lattes:
Matcha measure or tea spoon
16 ounce stainless steel carafe
Milk 2% (Almond, soy or rice milk)
Long stir spoon
To start, measure approximately 15 ounces (450 milliliters) of milk into stainless steel carafe. Add 1 teaspoon or 2 matcha measures of Peppermint Matcha. Stir with long spoon to combine with milk. Add 1 ounce (30 milliliter) of flavoring syrup. Froth vigorously with frothing wand from espresso machine. When blend is smooth with micro bubbles, pour into cup. You may substitute 2 tablespoons of either Maple syrup, Agave syrup or Honey for the flavoring syrup to taste.
Caffeine content: Low - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of green tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 22 to 29 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 â€“ 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.
Antioxidant Content: High - When consuming matcha you actually consume all the tea leaves. Scientific testing in Japan has indicated that on account of this fact the antioxidant benefit of matcha can be up to 5-9 greater then with normal green tea consumed in the conventional manner.
All teas and herbs are sold per ounce.