The Chasen has matcha factory in China, 4,000 tons matcha powder production capacity per year, export to Japan, USA, Europe and other more than 40 countries. The tea farm area more than 93,240,000.00 square meter. From tea farm to table, all in one matcha factory.
5 fully automation matcha powder manufacturing lines.
Matcha manufacturing process
There are two phases:
1. Tea leaves become to tencha
2. Tencha become to matcha powder
Total 12 processes as below:
1. Before picking tea leaves, shade the tea plant for 20 days to keep matcha flavour
2. Tea leaves cutting
3. Steam fixation process
4. Cooling process
5. Drying process
6. Petiole removal
7. Midrib & Vein removal
8. Secondary drying
9. Tencha completed
10. Sterilization process
11. Milling process
12. Packaging process
What is matcha?
Matcha is a micro-powdered tea product made from the fresh leaves of tea trees cultivated under cover cultivation, steamed (or hot air) and dried leaves as raw materials, and processed by grinding process.
What’s the difference between matcha and green tea?
Matcha is made from green tea, it’s one type of green tea. There are some difference as below:
Matcha is powder format.
Green tea is leave format.
Matcha has milling process without fermentation process.
Green tea has fermentation process without milling process.
Matcha has strong seaweed taste, but without bitter taste.
Green maybe will contain little bitter taste without seaweed taste.
Matcha tea soup will be dark green color.
Green tea soup will be super light green and transparent water.
Matcha contain lots ingredient: such as, α-ionone, β-ionone, Theanine, β-santalol, cis-3-vinyl alcohol, cis-3-hexene acetate, linalool, etc, but without Catechin.
Green tea contain Tea polyphenols, catechins, chlorophyll, caffeine, amino acids, vitamins, catechin, etc.
Is matcha powder the same as green tea powder?
Not exactly same, but they are all made of green tea leaves. They have difference nutrient content.
|Matcha grades||A||AA||AAA||AAA A||AAA AA||AAA AAA|
|Color||Green||Green +||Green ++||Green +++||Green +++ +||Green +++ ++|
|Sea sedge taste||+||++||+++||+++ +||+++ ++||+++ +++|
|Bitter taste||+++ +++||+++ ++||+++ +||+++||++||+|
What is matcha powder?
Matcha powder is an ultra-fine powder made from tencha made of sunshade tea and ground by a matcha grinder. Only high-end matcha powder pursues greenness. The greener the higher the value, the correspondingly the more difficult it is to make the greener. There will be more stringent requirements for tea varieties, planting methods, planting areas, processing techniques, and processing equipment. Varieties such as Bibei, Zhongcha 36, and Aolu are particularly green in color. If they are shaded by a greenhouse, the color and taste of the matcha produced will be particularly good, and they can be regarded as raw materials for high-end matcha.
Organic matcha green tea powder
Organic matcha powder refers to strictly following the organic production procedures in the production process of matcha, prohibiting the use of any chemically synthesized pesticides, fertilizers, growth regulators and other chemical substances, as well as genetically engineered organisms and their products, but following the laws of nature and ecology The principle is to adopt a series of sustainable agricultural technologies, coordinate the balance of planting, maintain the continuous stability of the agricultural ecosystem, and have passed the certification of organic food certification agencies and issued organic food certificates. The Chasen always supply organic matcha green tea powder.
What type green tea can make matcha powder?
It is a shrub type, middle-leaved, very early-growing, with long oval leaves, green leaf color, slightly raised leaf surface, acuminate leaf tips, half-open tree posture, and dense branches. It is characterized by very early germination. The buds and leaves are yellow-green, less hairy, strong bud-growing ability, good tenderness, cold resistance, drought resistance, and disease resistance. Spring tea generally germinates in early and mid-March, and the yield is high. Suitable for making matcha, green in color, high in aroma and fresh in taste.
Shrub type, middle-leaved, half-open tree, densely branched. The variety is characterized by early germination, the germination period of spring buds is generally in early and mid-March, and the peak period of one bud and three leaves is in mid-April; the germination density is high, the budding ability is extremely strong, the buds and leaves are short and strong, with few hairs, and they are resistant to picking and resistant Strong coldness, weak drought resistance, poor tenderness, suitable for green tea, especially flat tea such as Matcha and Longjing. For cultivation, it is advisable to choose soil with deep soil layer and high organic matter content, apply more organic fertilizer in autumn and winter, increase the number of picking batches in the production season, and pay attention to preventing the damage of early spring and late frost.
Yabukita has strong vitality and is easy to take root in any soil. The root system and germination are uniform and early. Strong resilience, easy to replant, but weak disease resistance, need to pay attention to control. The germination and maturity are picked earlier than other varieties, and the yield is 10% higher than other varieties. The quality of Yabuki’s matcha is extremely good, with a moderate aroma and a good balance between bitterness and sweetness.
Okumidori has a medium posture and strong tree vigor. The adult leaves are smaller than Yabubei, oval in shape, green in color, and the buds stand well. It belongs to the number of buds and has high yield. The cold resistance is equivalent to Yabukita. It is born 6-8 days later than Yabubei, and the product has a strong color, unique aroma, soft taste and sweet aftertaste. Matcha processed with this variety has high amino acid content in fresh leaves, especially free amino acid content, low phenol-ammonia ratio, catechin content, and excellent quality.
How to use matcha powder?
1. Make green tea like a traditional Chinese tea.
Take 3 gram matcha powder, add 50 – 80ml hot water (80C), use chasen bamboo whisk mixing till generate bubbles. Look like green tea.
2. Make beverage drinking
Like starbucks matcha: matcha frappuccino, iced matcha tea latte, pineapple matcha, tazo matcha latte, matcha with cold foam, etc.
3. For baking
Matcha ice cream
4. For cosmetics
Matcha facial mask
Matcha green tea ingredients
Matcha powder is rich in nutrients and trace elements necessary for the human body. Its main components are tea polyphenols, caffeine, free amino acids, chlorophyll, protein, aromatic substances, cellulose, vitamin C, A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, K, H, etc., nearly 30 kinds of trace elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium, zinc, selenium, and fluorine.
Nutritional content of Matcha (100g):
Protein 6.64g (muscle and bone building nutrient)
Sugar 23.67g (energy to maintain body and exercise vitality)
Dietary fiber 55.08g (help excrete harmful substances in the body, prevent constipation and lifestyle-related diseases)
Fat 2.94g (active energy source)
Β tea polyphenols 12090μg (has a deep relationship with eye health and beauty)
Vitamin A 2016μg (for beauty and skin)
Vitamin B1 0.2mg (energy metabolism. Energy source for brain and nerves)
Vitamin B2 1.5mg (promotes cell regeneration)
Vitamin C 30mg (an indispensable component of collagen production, related to skin health, whitening, etc.)
Vitamin K 1350μg (helps calcium deposition in bones, prevents osteoporosis, adjusts blood balance)
Vitamin E 19mg (antioxidant, anti-aging, known as rejuvenating vitamin)
Folic acid 119μg (to prevent improper replication of cells, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and is also an indispensable nutrient for pregnant women)
Pantothenic acid 0.9mg (to maintain the health of the skin and mucous membranes)
Calcium 840mg (to prevent osteoporosis)
Iron 18mg (blood production, maintenance, especially women should take as much as possible)
Sodium 8.32mg (helps maintain the balance of body fluids inside and outside cells)
Potassium 727mg (maintain the normal work of nerves and muscles, eliminate excess salt in the body)
Magnesium 145mg (the lack of magnesium in the human body will cause circulatory disorders)
Lead 1.5mg (maintenance of healthy skin and hair)
SOD activity 1260000unit (antioxidant substances, preventing oxidation of cells = preventing aging)
Studies have shown that tea polyphenols can remove excessive harmful free radicals in the body, and can regenerate α-VE, VC, GSH, SOD and other high-efficiency antioxidant substances in the human body, thereby protecting and repairing the antioxidant system. It has significant effects on anti-cancer and anti-aging. Drinking green tea for a long time can lower blood sugar, blood fat and blood pressure, thereby preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The medical research team of Showa University in Japan put 10,000 highly toxic Escherichia coli 0-157 in 1 ml of tea polyphenol solution diluted to 1/20 of the concentration of ordinary tea, and all the bacteria died after five hours. In Japan, women like to add matcha to the finished milk or yogurt they buy, because the preservation period can be doubled after adding matcha. Therefore, primary and secondary schools in Japan provide free green tea to children all year round, and provide green tea with matcha in good conditions to prevent gastrointestinal diseases. The cellulose of matcha is 52.8 times that of spinach and 28.4 times that of celery.
Comparison of ingredients between matcha powder and green tea (content in 100g)
|Ingredients||Matcha powder||Green tea|
|Vitamin A (ug)||13.00||0|
|Vitamin B1 (mg)||0.36||0|
|Vitamin B2 (mg)||1.43||0.03|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.46||0.01|
|Folic acid (ug)||1300||16|
|Pantothenic acid (mg)||3.1||0.04|
|Vitamin C (mg)||260||6|
1. Matcha contains a large amount of tea polyphenols, which are natural antioxidant substances that can resist oxidation and scavenge free radicals.
2. Matcha contains a lot of vitamin E, which can play an anti-aging effect.
3. The caffeine contained in matcha can refresh the mind and relieve fatigue.
4. The chlorogenic acid contained in matcha can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and has certain effects on cancer prevention and anti-cancer.
5. The theanine contained in matcha is good for improving people’s memory.
6. Matcha contains a lot of potassium, which can lower blood pressure and prevent high blood pressure.
7. Matcha is rich in zinc, which can improve children’s anorexia and anemia
Side effects of matcha tea
Since matcha is made from tea leaves, it contains a certain amount of caffeine and has a bitter taste, so it may have a certain refreshing effect. If you drink too much before going to bed at night, it may cause more excitement, affect the normal sleep quality, and make it difficult to fall asleep. Therefore, try to avoid drinking too much matcha before going to bed at night, otherwise it is not good for human health. At the same time, matcha also contains heavy metals such as lead, which can also cause harm to the body if it is used improperly or the source is unclear.
How to make matcha?
Prepare: Matcha powder, tea spoon, tea whisk, matcha bowl, cold boiled water, hot water.
- Boil the water first, then descale the teacup and teacup after boiling the water.
- After washing, shake off the water and pour 3 grams of tea powder into the bowl with a teaspoon.
- Pour in a little cold boiled water, cover the bottom of the bowl, circle the teapot to distribute the tea powder evenly, if there are small lumps, press the teapot to open it. When stirring, you can use a teapot to stick to the bottom of the bowl and stir gently.
- For the stirred tea, the tea powder has no precipitation and agglomeration.
- Add hot water at about 80 degrees, matcha with lower temperature boiling water can maximize its taste and aroma.
- The key to making even and fine foam is to gently hold the teapot and tap with the strength of your wrist. The teapot should not touch the bottom of the bowl to allow better air entry.
- Whip for about 30 seconds. It can be played for a longer time, and the foam will not disappear after a while, and it will be successful. It is ready to drink.
What does matcha taste like?
Matcha can be drunk with water. It tastes very delicious and basically does not feel bitter. However, green tea powder can feel bitter when drunk with water, as if we put the tea in our mouth and chew it. Matcha has much sea sedge taste, easy to tell difference from green tea.
How much matcha per day?
For most healthy adults, a daily intake of 3-5 grams of matcha tea is a reasonable range. However, for some special groups, such as pregnant women, breastfeeding women, children and those who are sensitive to caffeine, it is recommended to limit intake or avoid drinking matcha.
You can drink a small amount of matcha every day, which can play a certain role in maintenance, but you can’t drink too much every day. Excessive drinking will cause certain harm to the body, which may cause gastrointestinal damage, and may also cause liver or kidney damage.
1. You can drink a small amount every day:
Matcha contains certain nutrients, the main components of which are tea polyphenols, chlorophyll, protein, vitamin C, vitamin E, and potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium, zinc, etc. These nutrients can supplement the body’s consumption. Nutrition, so you can drink a small amount of matcha every day. The tea polyphenols in matcha can promote human metabolism, can achieve the effect of cleaning the gastrointestinal tract, help maintain the health of the gastrointestinal tract, and prevent obesity, which is good for health;
2. Do not drink too much every day:
Since matcha contains tea polyphenols, excessive consumption of it every day will stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, easily cause gastrointestinal pain, nausea and other symptoms, and in severe cases, it will increase the probability of gastrointestinal inflammation. After drinking excessive matcha every day, it can lead to an increase in the metabolic burden of the liver and kidneys, which can easily lead to weakening of liver and kidney functions, which is not good for your health, so you should not drink excessive matcha every day.
When drinking matcha, you should observe your own reactions. Some people may have allergic reactions, manifested as skin itching, rashes and other symptoms. In severe cases, it may be accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal distension and diarrhea. It is recommended to stop drinking immediately after this happens. matcha.
Where to buy matcha powder?
The Chasen is matcha factory, wholesale matcha powder to worldwide market. The Chasen provide top grade matcha powder, here is comparison:
|VS||The Chasen Matcha Powder||Other brands|
|Particle size||1200 mesh||800 mesh|
|Dietary fiber (100g)||37.8g||6g|
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