HOW TO PREPARE JAPANESE TEA MOVIE

HOW TO PREPARE JAPANESE TEA MOVIE

[FOR NON-JAPANESE SPEAKERS]

Easy to understand! How to make Japanese Tea Movie

Those movies were created for introducing how to make delicious Japanese tea, targeting for “non-Japanese speakers and beginners.”With pictures and descriptions, we hope you find them intuitive and easy to understand.

Tea and teapots used in movies are highly recommended for beginners and can be purchased from TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION website.

Matcha

A FAMOUS POWDERED TEA USED FOR TEA CEREMONY & DAILY USE
Matcha provides a rich flavor with some light astringent undertones. When whisked it turns into a delightful creamy foam.

Sencha

THE REPRESENTATIVE GREEN TEA
This is the green tea most popular consumed in Japan (taking up 80% of tea production).
Unlike Chinese teas or black teas, Japanese Green Tea buds are
- Steamed: 10-15 seconds in order to prevent oxidization of the tealeaves, retaining the color and smell of the fresh leaves.
- Massaged (rolled): this step breaks the fiber in tea and the flavor spreads throughout the leaves.
- Dried: dried thoroughly to prevent deterioration.
and sorted by size and shape to produce it.
The leaves of high-grade sencha produce a gentle fragrance and an excellent balance of savory UMAMI taste and astringency.
Flavor of sencha differs depending on the region, season, and steeping method.

Houjicha Genmaicha

GENMAICHA
A GREEN TEA WITH A DELICIOUS ROASTED-RICE AROMA

Genmaicha (literally "brown-rice tea") consists of bancha (low-grade tea) and sencha mixed with high-temperature-roasted rice and other ingredients.
The green tea flavor and fragrant aroma are popular with both adults and children.

HOUJICHA
A RELAXING AND DECAFFEINATED TEA
A mix of bancha (low-grade tea) and sencha or sometimes kukicha (twigs) roasted at a high temperature, this green tea has a savory aroma and a light taste.
The caffeine content is relatively low so it is recommneded for children (baby tea) and for a relaxing drink before bedtime.