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Love green tea but looking to mix up your favourite cup? Meet your perfect Matcha

Traditionally used as an integral part of formal Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha is a form of green tea that has attracted a lot of attention in recent years, making cameos in everything from cakes and ice creams to lattes and milkshakes. It’s endlessly photogenic and has undoubtedly popped up in your Instagram feed, but we’re here to talk tea. Vivid green, bright and loaded with clean, grassy flavours, Matcha is essentially a finely powdered version of regular green tea. Our Matcha is crafted from the cholorphyll-rich leaves of the camellia sinensis plant that is shade grown. The leaves are steamed and dried, once the stems and veins are removed, the leaves are ground into a fine powder. Packing a little more of a savoury umami hit than your typical green tea flavour, matcha makes a wonderful place to start for tea-venturers looking to explore the greener end of the tea spectrum. Lipton’s Green tea with Pure Matcha can help you make the most of every day. It gives you the uplift you need to stay focussed and embrace whatever comes your way.

TEA TIME

Traditionally associated with Japanese tea ceremonies, nowadays matcha green tea has undergone a boom in popularity and its vivid green colour and cleansing flavour are featured across a host of food and drink formats. We like to keep things simple though, and think that with its revitalising taste, matcha is perfect for a moment of pause to reset and reenergise. Its bright flavour also pairs well with ginger and mint, making it a great partner with a fresh salad or a healthy mid-afternoon snack. 

GET THE BEST FROM YOUR BREW

Is there any prettier tea than the emerald green brightness of a freshly brewed matcha? It’s as much of a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. To get the full benefits of matcha tea, we recommend letting it brew in slightly-cooled boiled water for 1.5 — 2 minutes, this should give it a tinge of haziness and a fresh, bright flavour with a hint of characteristic umami. And it can be enjoyed hot or cold! Lipton’s Green Tea with Matcha is a simpler alternative to traditional matcha preparation, which involves sifting Matcha powder and vigorously whisking it into hot water.  

BEYOND THE BREW

Now that you know the benefits of Matcha, find out about how Lipton benefits others through our sustainable sourcing practices and partnership with the Rainforest Alliance! (open in new window)

Did you know that Lipton tea traces its roots back to 1890 when Sir Thomas Lipton imported his first shipment? Read about how he revolutionised tea to make it accessible to all.

 

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