5 CRITERIA, TO IDENTIFY REAL MATCHA
Everyone who drinks Matcha should pay special attention to the quality of the product, for when drinking Matcha, we consume the tea leaves whole. This is the reason why we at KISSA Tea fill our tins with only the best quality! Our Japanese organic farmers deliver 100 % organic and 100 % natural KISSA Tea Matcha. Only the pure tea leaves from the top of the bush are slowly ground into finest Matcha in granite stone mills.
Authentic Matcha always comes from Japan. KISSA Tea Matcha originates from the Kagoshima Prefecture located on the island of Kyushu. Only the best Japanese organic tea farmers know the secret of producing this excellent powder.
One of the special aspects of Matcha is the fact that the tea bushes are shaded before harvest. Up to four weeks before the harvest starts, the plants are covered with a net. They compensate for the lack of light by an intense production of chlorophyll and amino acids. This process gives our KISSA matcha its unique sweet flavor, the valuable ingredients and the characteristic emerald green color.
TENCHA – THE RAW MATERIAL MATCHA IS MADE OF:
Finest tea grows on the shaded fields. The tea leaves are carefully picked and then immediately steamed by the tea farmer. Thus, the fermentation process is stopped. Afterwards, the leaves are dried and the stems and leaf veins removed. What remains is the finest essence of tea leaves, also called tencha, which is the basis for real Matcha. Tencha may be translated as tea of heaven.
GROUND IN GRANITE STONE MILLS:
Matcha is ground in granite stone mills in Japan. This is the traditional and at the same time the most gentle and best method to produce finest Matcha. Preserving color, taste and aroma of delicate tencha leaves is of highest importance. One granite stone mill grinds one 30 g tin of finest KISSA Matcha per hour.