Considered elixir that prolongs life, match tea was imported from China to Japan by a Buddhist monk in 1191 who planted the tencha tea tree in the holy lands in Kyoto and so marked the beginning of matcha tea cultivation in Japan and its use in the tea ceremony which later became one of the most vivid images of Japanese culture known to the outside world.
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Matcha is made from the best, but also the rarest type of green tea in Japan – tencha. In Japanese “ma” means powder and “cha” means tea and literally the name of the tea translates as “tea powder.” It is prepared from powdered green tea leaves of the tencha tea trees and is drunk without filtering. The tea is prepared with warm, but not hot water (70-85 degrees) and unlike any other type of green tea, where the dried leaves are brewed with hot water and then removed, while drinking matcha the leaves of green tea are taken in themselves.