BARISTA GRADE MATCHA | A must have for matcha lattes

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Our Barista Matcha from Nishio Japan is a top-quality matcha upholding the high standards of the industry.

Barista Matcha is a specific-grade matcha for creating barista-style lattes in your own home. Whether you're craving a hot or iced latte, this grade provides a bold Matcha flavor and vibrant color when combined with milk and other ingredients. Prepare a Matcha shot to serve as the foundation for any café drink.

Using 1/2 tsp:

30 grams yields 15-20 cups
60 grams yields 30-40 cups

Characteristics of Barista Matcha

Before harvest, the Camellia sinensis green tea plants are shaded. This extra step brings out brightness and sweetness in the tea leaf. After the leaves are harvested and processed, they are ground down to fine powder.

What characteristics should you look for in Barista Matcha?

  • THE COLOR of Barista Matcha tea should have a vibrant green hue.
  • THE FLAVOR of Barista Matcha has a smooth, but bold flavor.
  • THE AROMA of Barista Matcha should have a hint of sweetness with earthy undertones.
  • THE TEXTURE of Barista Matcha powder is fine and smooth to the touch.

Enjoy the rich taste and velvety texture for daily moments of relaxation and meditation.

In a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, a matcha whisk, chasaku (matcha spoon), and Japanese matcha bowl are used. These items make a nice gift set as well!

Barista vs Ceremonial Matcha

Ceremonial Matcha and Barista Matcha are two different grades of matcha tea. Here are the key differences between them:

1. Quality: Ceremonial grade matcha powder is considered the highest quality matcha available. The youngest tea leaves are carefully selected and processed to ensure a vibrant green hue and a smooth, delicate flavor.

Barista grade matcha is also a premium blend of tea leaves, with a flavor crafted particularly with cafe-style lattes in mind. This matcha is popular among our baristas and consumers who enjoy matcha lattes or smoothies.

2. Flavor: Both Ceremonial and Barista matcha are high-quality matcha with a balanced flavor profile with natural sweetness. Barista grade matcha may express a bit more astringency. Both have a smooth and mellow flavor as opposed to culinary-grade matcha which has a stronger, more bitter flavor suitable for cooking or baking.

3. Color: Ceremonial and Barista matcha both have a vibrant, jade green color, which is a sign of its high quality. Culinary matcha, on the other hand, may have a slightly duller green color.

4. Texture: Ceremonial matcha has an extra fine texture and feels silky smooth to the touch. Barista matcha may have a slightly coarser texture.

5. Price: Barista grade matcha is a more economically priced matcha suitable for matcha lattes or matcha smoothies. 

When choosing between Barista and Ceremonial matcha, consider your intended use. Ceremonial matcha is the best choice if you plan to drink matcha as a standalone beverage. It should definitely be the choice for a traditional tea ceremony. If you plan to use matcha for making lattes or smoothies, Barista matcha is perfect.

How to Make Matcha

  1. Sift 1/2 tsp of matcha through matcha sifter into a matcha bowl 
  2. Add 2oz of hot water to the bowl (water just under a boil will achieve the best results)
  3. Whisk vigorously with your Chasen in a zig-zag motion until the tea is frothy.
  4. Enjoy your matcha tea straight from your matcha bowl for the traditional matcha experience or pour it into your favorite cup.