Wuyuan is a county of hilly and mountainous area with humid climate which locates in the northeastern part of Jiangxi Province. The surrounding mountains, misty climate and the fertile soil make it great environment. Tea farmers in Wuyuan always follow ancestors organic growing ways of not using pesticides and chemical so that the teas are all natural, resulting in most healthy beverage.
The Jinshan Organic Tea Garden is specially managed; tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about twenty five days before harvest. This is to avoid most of the ultraviolet ray in order to compound more chlorophyll and amino acid; as well as keep tender tea buds and leaves. Organic growing here to avoid using any pesticides or chemical to ensure the teas is absolutely natural and healthy.
Matcha is made from tea leaves from fine tea bush Soubei, Zhaori, and Zhaolu which are clone preparative variety. The leaves from these tea bushes are tender and best for producing Matcha. With the late plucking time to prolong the growing period the tea leaves, thus reducing the bitterness taste. Matcha made from theses variety must have characteristics of vibrantly Green in color, fresh and sweet taste, and smooth finish.
|Region(s)||Jiangxi Province - Wuyuan County|
|Makes Great Iced Tea||No|
|Western Method (Amount)||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Western Method (Water Amount)||8.45 fl oz / 250 ml|
|Western Method (Water Temp)||180 F / 82 C|
|Western Method (Time)||Whisk briskly until frothy|
One common misconception people have of Matcha is that it must be brewed according to the strict guidelines of the Cha no yu ceremony. In reality, Matcha can be brewed many different ways.