Matcha, Grade A
- 1.5 oz. sold in a copper bag
- Category: Green
- Grown: China
- Organically grown
Behind the Name
Small yet fearless, Reckless was a horse that served the U.S. in the Korean War in 1950. Known for her bravery, she transported wounded soldiers and delivered ammunition, making over 51 solo trips in the battle of Panmunjom-Vegas alone, she was twice promoted to staff sergeant, and won numerous medals and accolades. We believe Reckless would have found the herbaceous flavor typical of matchas most appealing were she to drink tea. Made from ground Sen Cha tea leaves, this tea comes in powder form and is whisked with warm water rather than steeped like most teas. This high grade, organically grown matcha can be enjoyed by itself or as the base for a tea latte.
Tea sommelier’s notes
Matcha is Sen Cha which has been ground to a powder.
In the cup: Matcha is traditionally a lighter shade of green with a bit of white froth, producing a grassy and slightly bitter taste. The matcha latte - matcha tea with the addition of steamed milk - has become a popular way to enjoy this tea even in its country of origin, Japan (though our matcha is produced in China).
In the know: Matcha was traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) . A bamboo whisk is used to stir the tea before it is presented to the drinker. Every step of the brewing of matcha was considered.