Green Tea, who doesn't love them? Filled with so many health benefits, one of Japan's all time favorite tea enjoyed by people of all ages (both young & old). I was so glad i signed up for this tea making session with Tea Press last week, but apologies for the delayed posts since I've been feeling rather off for the past few weeks, with so many stuff to settle and when i mean "off" it's like I'm going back to my depressed self that just wants to give up with life.
- Matcha is basically fine green tea powder only used in special occasions like traditional tea making ceremonies as it's considered a lavish product.
- The green tea we enjoy daily is called Sencha, a more affordable range and it comes in the form of dried tea leaves.
- Genmaicha is a mixture of green tea with roasted brown rice (few types of grains) so it has a more smokey taste to it meanwhile Sencha has a clearer taste.
To brew the perfect pot of tea, one must remember these 3 important rules of tea making and you'll be surprised how a slight change in temperature can affect the outcome taste of the tea O_O;;
For someone lazy like me i've always used the instant tea bags that just require hot water and tadaaaa..but i did recall my uncle giving me some tips on how to brew the chrysanthemum tea he gave me a few year back and now i realized how handy it is lol.
When one is pouring the tea, make sure not to waste a single drop as the Japanese tea lovers believe the last drop is called - "The Golden Drop"
Every last essences of the tea leaves left at the bottom of the pot should not be left sitting when it's being served. So make sure to give it a good shake till the golden drop before filling it with the next round of hot water.
You can watch the video below to see how it's prepared with the proper technique :D
More details & updates do follow them on their official Facebook page: Tea-Press-The-Japanese-Tea-Roasters
For now they might not have Wifi, but who knows maybe soon :P