Thursday, June 28, 2007

Powdered green tea, Matcha in Japanese

Powdered green tea, Matcha in Japanese, Kyoto
This is green powdered tea, Matcha in Japanese. It is very bitter and we take it without sugar partly because the added sweet with the tea is rather sweet. The tea has rich caffein and was used for making Zen monks awake during meditation training. The tea is also full of Vitamin and very healthy. By the way, the best volume for a person at a time is said to be three and half sip though I don't know why. And we take it while it is hot since the colder it is, the worst it tastes. But we enjoy cold green tea, not powdered one.

Some of people in Kyoto take the powdered tea every morning and I wish I could take it every day...


At 6/29/2007 2:09 AM, Blogger YETTE said...

is this the same tea served at japanese tea ceremonies? if so, I tried this already. i had the wonderful opportunity to attend a tea ceremony at Sankeien Garden during my stay in Japan. that was a very memorable experience. =D

At 6/14/2008 6:30 AM, Blogger Dr.Gray said...

Matcha has been becoming much more wide spread in the the US. However they do not take it the same as in Japan. There is much less moderation and elegance in the American routine than in Japan.


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