892 WHITE IVORY ELEPHANTMatcha
Elephant Ivory Kenya White Matcha. Manufactured from exceptionally antioxidant-rich tea grown up above the “pest-line” where pesticides aren‟t required, this Matcha offers a boost of flavor and health that‟s practically as rare as real tusk ivory itself. To make the tea, the youngest leaves on the bush are plucked and processed, then ground in a traditional Japanese-style matcha mill until it has reached the perfect, densely powdered consistency connoisseurs the world over prize. Like the majestic African elephant it is named for, the cup produced through the process is a truly magnificent site to behold – thick and frothy with deep round grassy notes, Elephant Ivory is destined to go down in history as one of the world‟s greatest matcha teas.
Brewing Matcha: One common misconception people have of Matcha is that is must be brewed according to the strict guidelines of the Cha no yu ceremony. In reality, Matcha can be brewed many different ways. We will detail some popular choices here, as well as the ceremonial method.
Hot matcha latte brewing methods - fast method: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of cup and add 2oz. of hot water & mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste. (Try maple syrup or honey)
(Best and Most popular) Hot matcha latte brewing methods - Recommended method: Makes 2 cups (halve the ingredients to make 1 cup):
You will need a few items to prepare Matcha Lattes:
1. Matcha measure or tea spoon.
2. 16 oz. stainless steel carafe.
3. Espresso maker.
5. Flavoring syrup.
6. Milk 2% (Almond, soy or rice milk).
7. Long stir spoon.
To start, measure approximately 15oz. (450 ml) of milk into stainless steel carafe. Add 1 teaspoon or 2 matcha measures of Matcha. Stir with long spoon to combine with milk. Add 1 oz. (30 ml.) of flavoring syrup. Froth vigorously with frothing wand from espresso machine. When blend is smooth with micro bubbles, pour into cup. The aroma is great, it tastes better and you get all of the goodness from tea. Very invigorating! You may substitute 2 tablespoons of either Maple syrup, Agave syrup or Honey for the flavoring syrup to taste.
We recommend using a measuring cup to prepare and use as a training guide, and with practice a Matcha Barista should be able to prepare using a Freehand method – or also known as winging it. The measure, however, takes out the guesswork.
Don‟t forget to clean your equipment – this avoids contaminating future beverages.