As the old saying goes: those who are close to the ink are black and those who are close to the vermilion are red! Old Yu never loved to eat dessert food, but since I met my wife, what snow maiden ah, what matcha cake ah, puff ah, and what macaroon ah, in short, sweet food to eat really a lot. Especially this macaron, old Yu feel that this is not the sandwich cookies I ate as a child? A few dollars a big bag, good guys, now at least 10 yuan a!
But while enjoying the many desserts with his wife, the one that interests Lao Yu the most is matcha! Because matcha is a substance that looks green in color and is quite eye catching. Secondly, after the entrance, although bitter, but can make people feel a refreshing breath, very pleasant!
Lao Yu also found that matcha can be incorporated into almost any cuisine, such as cakes made of matcha, ice cream made of matcha, coffee made of matcha, drinks made of matcha and so on. You could say that every food made of matcha is instantly recognizable! I believe that there are many friends who, like me, were first attracted by the color of matcha and then fascinated by the taste of matcha.
So, the question arises, what exactly is matcha made of? Why is it called matcha again? To be honest, Lao Yu also ate matcha for so many years, which only understand! Today we will talk to you in detail!
What exactly is matcha made of? Why is it called matcha?
When you think of matcha, many of you will first think of it as a Japanese ingredient. In fact, matcha originated in our ancient Tang and Song dynasties. Before the Tang Dynasty, people crushed tea leaves and then added ingredients such as onion, ginger, orange peel and salt to boil and drink together.
And from the Tang Dynasty, people invented another way to drink tea, is to grind the tea leaves into the end, water into a paste, just like the current black sesame paste. Just because it is a paste, so also called eating tea! And this ground into the end of the tea, is matcha!
To put it plainly, matcha is actually made from ground tea leaves; the reason it is called matcha is also taken from the process of grinding tea leaves! So, in the future, when you eat matcha food, do not forget that matcha originated in our country and was invented in our country, and at the same time, the matcha that you eat in your mouth is the end of the ground tea leaves!
Is matcha powder the green tea powder?
I believe that friends who see here, almost all will think, since matcha is tea grinding, so matcha powder and green tea powder is the same chant! After all, the only tea that can match this color is green tea! In fact, matcha is indeed green tea grinding, but and green tea powder is a different matter, if the businessman sold us green tea powder as matcha powder, then we can eat a big loss!
Matcha powder is not green tea powder, there is a big difference between the two!
Matcha powder is the end of green tea grinding, but the series of processes from harvesting, to the final grinding is different! First of all, matcha has extremely high requirements for the time of picking tea leaves and the size of tea leaves!
Generally speaking, the only tea leaves that can be used to make matcha are those grown in April and May each spring, between these two months, and the size of the tea leaves should be as uniform as possible, neither too big nor too small, and the most important point is that only tea leaves picked for the first time can be used as the raw material for making matcha! In other words, a tea garden can only be picked once to make matcha!
Secondly, before picking the tea leaves, it is also necessary to build sun protection nets over the tea trees or build shades such as bamboo curtains to block the sun a month in advance.
The reason for this is because the tea leaves in the period of shade, one is the slow growth, the second can effectively reduce the taste of bitterness in the tea, the most critical is that it can improve the content of the green leaf pigment, amino acids and other substances in the tea, so as to make matcha, the color is more emerald green, the taste is also more refreshing!
How to buy the real quality matcha powder?
Nowadays, more and more friends like to make their own food, Lao Yu also like to do it themselves, even if the taste is not as good as the chef did, but at least the ingredients can be guaranteed. So, here's more on how to buy real quality matcha powder!
1、Look at the color! High quality matcha powder is dark green or dark green, if it is yellowish green or earthy yellow, it is either inferior or fake matcha powder.
2、Look at the bitter weight! High quality matcha powder, slightly bitter first and then light; conversely, if it is a very bitter matcha powder, it must be inferior or green tea powder posing as such.
Old Yu stressed once again, matcha powder or local do the best, the highest quality! Nowadays, whether you buy matcha online, or in physical stores, many merchants will brag that their matcha is made in Japan! In fact, think about how much tea will be grown in Japan? And how much tea leaves will be produced into matcha? It's not that people don't have high quality matcha, at least the amount we need it can't reach!
The above is what I shared with you today, I hope it can help you! If you like today's article, please help to like and forward it to more friends! Finally, thank you all for watching, thank you!