Since 2004, the Jasmine Pearl Tea Company has been importing and handcrafting specialty loose-leaf tea blends in Portland, Oregon. Their specialty is providing the highest quality teas and herbal tisanes to gourmet retailers, restaurants, spas and individuals. Most of their teas are harvested and blended in small quantities, which allows them to share the freshest rare and seasonal teas.
Matcha First Flush (2 oz Bag)
First Flush Matcha is perfect for those who love to cook with this powdered green tea. Use it in smoothies, baked goods and any other recipes you can think of!
Matcha is made of fine young tea leaves, shaded for 2-3 weeks, then plucked, heated, dried, and slowly ground into a powder. The shading raises the chlorophyll content, giving the dried powder its deep green color, and also increases vitamin and amino acid content. As one is consuming the actual leaf, as opposed to drinking the brew steeped from the leaf, caffeine intake is higher, but available nutrient count is also elevated.
Their First Flush Matcha is, as the name suggests, made from the first leaves plucked during tea harvest. This selection is produced in Shibushi Dist., Kagoshima Pref., Japan, and can be used for ceremonial purposes.
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