About That Matcha

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 5comments No tags Permalink 0

For those who have asked about where I get my matcha from…

…I get it from a Japan-based friend in the tea business. For the past few months, he’s been sending small samples to taste, and after going through a number of different producers and regions, I found one that felt “right.” Like a matcha that I would want to drink every morning. First thing out of bed! After brushing my teeth ^-^

Scoop, sift, whisk, and drink. It’s a soothing ritual.

And in NYC where days most fast with adventure, it’s so nice to have a calming constant, a rhythm.

Allen shot these beautiful photos (thank you!!)…and in an image-driven world, these make a difference in conveying just how gentle and kind the “ritual” of making matcha can be.

And plus, it’s delicious. 

I started off sharing the matcha with friends. People who I knew would enjoy it. And when I ran out, we got more…which is now available here. This is my first time doing e-commerce, so email me (kathyylchan @ gmail) if you have questions. The matcha is from Uji, hand-harvested and then ground by one of the leading mills in the area. We have the matcha packed in Japan, and ship from NYC.

My goal isn’t to be a tea seller in the traditional sense (we had a crystal company so I know the pains of dealing with physical inventory ;), but if I come across great tea or teaware (more on that soon!), I’d love to share the discovery.

Drink up ^_^

5 Comments
  • Domestocrat
    July 8, 2014

    Could you write a post on the flavor of matcha? And what variations exist out there? Maybe what flavors you tried to find your "right" fit? As a tea enthusiast, I am so intrigued – but I have never had matcha before!

    • Kathy YL Chan
      July 10, 2014

      Good idea!! Def will do a post on that very soon! ^_^

  • Katie
    July 9, 2014

    Lovely photos. So true about having a calming ritual (or a few!) to anchor the unpredictable New York days. Excited about the shop!

    • Kathy YL Chan
      July 10, 2014

      Thanks, Katie!! I’m all for calming AND delicious rituals ^_^

  • Wind
    July 20, 2014

    Just wondering about how many servings does the 20gm jar of matcha make?

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