Learning about Matcha – part 2

The leaves after harvesting are produced by rolling and drying the leaves.  The result will produce Jade Dew tea.   Now it all changes if the leaves are flat when drying and become flaky, this will produce what is called “Tencha”.  The process to create Matcha is to strip its leaf properties by grinding it down to a powder or a very fine granule.   The powder is viewed as a vibrant green and this is Matcha.

Stone grinding down Matcha in low quantities can take up to 50 minutes.

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Resource: “Wikipedia”