matcha, tea, where is matcha from, how is matcha made, aiya
You are not logged in. Access is limited. Login or see membership information. • The Tea House Times
Home » Columns / News / Blogs » GUEST BLOG - SPECIAL FEATURES

Scroll down for page content - See LEFT side for Archives

   


Watch this Blog Notify me by e-mail any time a new post is made to this blog.

The Tea House Times Guest Blog FEATURING MATCHA

July 2015 Posts

Archives

  The Tea House Times Guest Blog FEATURING MATCHA
Blog Entry

Where is Matcha From? - Guest Post by AIYA America

Monday, July 27th 2015 @ 11:32 AM

Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan. This is not to be confused with Mate or Macca from South America, which is a mistake many people often make. Though Mate and Macca can be used to make tea, it does not come from the Camellia sinensis plant that traditional teas (such as white tea, green tea, oolong tea, and black tea) come from.

 

There are two main Matcha producing regions in Japan: Uji, located in the Kyoto Prefecture, and Nishio, located in the Aichi Prefecture. Though many people may be more familiar with Uji for Kyoto’s rich history, Nishio is a lesser known rural city found at the heart of central Japan. Because of its rural location, the tea growing regions in Nishio are adorned with pristine rivers and clean air from the lack of urbanization. This, in turn, helps create an ideal environment to cultivate tea.


 

Though it is not uncommon to see Matcha from another region in Japan, one should be cautious, for the quality of the Matcha may not follow the same standards as those of Uji and Nishio farmers. For example, Matcha from Shizuoka may not have as high of a quality as Matcha from Uji/Nishio because Shizuoka is more known for its Sencha tea. More often than not, there are also Matcha teas from China, Taiwan, or other countries on the market. One should be even more wary of Matcha from other countries, since the highest quality Matcha can only be grown in Japan.


 

Not only are there misconceptions about where Matcha comes from, but there are also misconceptions about what Matcha is. Though Matcha technically translates into “grounded tea,” there is a distinct difference between Matcha and other powdered teas. What makes Matcha different from any other powdered tea is its unique cultivation and manufacturing processes.

For more on its distinctive cultivation methods, visit our previous guest post: From Seed to Scoop: How Matcha is Made.

 

 

~
THIS POST IS SPONSORED AND PROVIDED BY:
AIYA America - http://www.aiya-america.com
As the largest manufacturer of Matcha green tea in the world, Aiya has been the key industry leader in Matcha production and supply for over 125 years. Known for its innovation, quality and safety, Aiya is dedicated to sharing Matcha and its goodness to the world through education.
~

Click here to RETURN to Guest Blog Directory

SEE ARCHIVED ENTRIES IN LEFT COLUMN
© All content and images are copyright of author.
--
MATCHA!  It's in the news constantly but do you know how it is made, where it comes from, how it is enjoyed traditionally, or how to enjoy it in a more modern way? Follow along as experts in the field share education about matcha, recipes and so much more! Share the direct link with others: http://matcha.theteahousetimes.com or grab the RSS feed - look for the orange rss icon.

SPECIAL THANKS to our guest bloggers in this feature category. Each company/writer/blog post shows proper credit to its author or business.

THIS NEWS OR BLOG POST IS SPONSORED & PUBLISHED BY TheTeaHouseTimes.com
The Tea House Times
is published 6x per year (in print or via download) plus weekly eNews.
JOIN EMAIL | SINGLE ISSUES |
SUBSCRIBE | ADVERTISE | CONTACT
SOCIAL MEDIA - Follow us @teahousetimes    | Affiliate/Ad details here.
EDUCATION - TeaCourse.com | TeaEtiquetteCertified.com | TeaCourseFastTrack.com

Comments

2003 - present