Green Tea Powder Matcha
The green tea powder or "Matcha" (in Korean "Malcha") offered in the Teahouse Salacca is of highest quality as it is carefully produced in South Korea or Japan according to centuries-old traditions. The peculiarity of Korean Matcha is that the tea leaves are not only steamed (as in Japan), but also roasted.
After the steaming and roasting process the green tea leaves are finely ground (with a mill stone) to keep all the nutrients intact. Luxuriously smooth and slightly sweet in taste, the bright green tea made from green tea powder has a fresh aroma.
"Matcha" or "Malcha" is the name of green tea powder made from green tea leaves which are grown in the shade before their harvest. Shade-grown tea leaves produce automatically more chlorophyll because they receive less sunlight for their photosynthesis. The high concentration of chlorophyll is responsible for the wonderful bright green colour of Matcha tea.
Green tea powder and Matcha tea are very healthy because through the consumption of ground tea leaves your body automatically absorbs more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants compared to the consumption of tea made from infused tea leaves. Green tea powder contains a multiple of theine and antioxidants compared to most other foodstuff.
Due to its smooth invigorating impact Matcha tea has been appreciated by Buddhist Zen monks as a meditation beverage for many centuries. The theine in Matcha tea has a much slower and smoother effect than in coffee. This enhances concentration and attention of the mind as well as ease and relaxation of the body.
The teahouse Salacca offers both good value green tea powder which is ideal for cooking, baking or to prepare healthy beverages (like green tea Latte) and Matcha powder from shade-grown tea leaves which is ideal to prepare the traditional Matcha tea.
How to prepare Matcha
Enjoy and celebrate your matcha!