About our matcha
Marukyu-Koyamaen ranks among the foremost producers of fine teas in Japan. As a globally renowned tea shop, Marukyu-Koyamaen consistently focuses on repeated training of tea production skills and the honing of specific techniques. Generations of succeeding directors have dedicated themselves to producing the finest teas and preserving their quality.
Matcha is suspended not dissolved.
To make usucha (thin matcha)
Add about 2 ounces of hot simmering water (75-95 C) into a bowl with 1.6 grams of matcha. This amount of matcha is about equal to a slightly rounded 1/2 teaspoon or two scoops with a chashaku (bamboo matcha scoop). Usucha is whisked with a chasen (bamboo whisk) until a froth similar to a light head of beer is formed on the surface.
To make koicha (thick matcha)
Begin by kneading with a chasen (bamboo whisk) 3.75 grams of matcha per person, with about 3.5 ounces of hot simmering water (75-95 C). This amount of matcha is about equal to three scoops from a chashaku (bamboo matcha scoop). Koicha is far thicker than usucha and has no foam; for a thinner consistency blend in more water after kneading. A single bowl is shared amoung up to five guests.
Care and storage of matcha
The quality of matcha is affected by five factors:
To minimize these factors, store matcha in its covered tin, in an airtight container, and in the refrigerator. Before using, take out the amount of matcha you will use and let it come to room temperature. Then, sieve the matcha to ensure that it will whisk easily and completely with no lumps.
If the matcha will not be used up within several days, store it in the freezer. It should be covered and in an airtight container. Transfer to the refrigerator a smaller amount that you will use within 2-3 days. The temperature difference from the refrigerator to room temperature is not as great as from the freezer. Keep the matcha covered while it is coming to room temperature. This will help keep condensation to a minimum and protect the quality and freshness of your matcha.
What FRESHEST means at Matcha and More
Matcha and More is the premier US distributor of Marukyu-Koyamaen matcha. Twice a month we place an order to UJI, JAPAN according to the orders we receive. Matcha is shipped via DHL and then sent to you via Priority Mail USPS. Please allow about two weeks but we will get your matcha to you as soon as possible.
About Matcha and More
For over 25 years, we have provided our customers with fresh, premium quality Japanese matcha and teas.
Matcha and More offers Marukyu-Koyamaen ceremonial grade matcha blends whose names were given by the Grand Masters of the Urasenke tradition: Zabosai Oiemoto, 16th generation and present Grand Master; his father, Housai Daisosho, 15th generation, and his grandfather, Tantansai, 14 generation.