Q and A
Q. What is the difference between thick tea and thin tea?A .There are two ways to drink matcha: Thick tea and Thin tea.
The difference between Tick tea and Thin tea lies in the concentration of the matcha and how it is made.
Generally speaking, matcha is Thin tea.
Thin tea is made with about 2 grams of matcha, while Thick tea is made with twice that amount, about 4 grams.
Thin tea can be made with all kinds of matcha,
Thick tea is made only with high-grade matcha for Thick tea.
This is because Thick tea is made using a lot of matcha.
This is because the bitterness will be stronger if high-grade matcha is not used.
|Thick Tea||Thin Tea|
|types of matcha||All matcha||Matcha for thick tea|
|how to make||make it foamy||Kneaded with a tea whisk for thick tea|
|amount to use at one time||about 4 grams||about 2 grams|
Q. What is the difference between "Ceremonial grade" and "Culinary grade"?
The difference between "Ceremonial grade" and "Culinary grade" is quality.
"Ceremonial grade" is dissolved directly in hot water to drink, so if the quality is not good, you will feel bitterness.
For this reason, only matcha made with high-quality ingredients and stone mills is categorized as “for tea ceremonies.”
In addition, it cannot be produced in large quantities because it takes time to make with a stone mill.
Only 40-60g of matcha is ground in one stone mill per hour.
For culinary grade, it is possible to produce in large quantities by mixing millstone production and mechanical crushing.
Mechanical crushing has the advantage of being able to produce large quantities, but it has a slightly bitter taste compared to stone milling.
For this reason, using "ceremonial grade" matcha for lattes, cafes, and food will have a higher quality taste than "Culinary grade" matcha.
Among the "Curinaly grade", "MOKUREN" is all made with a stone mill.
Q. I want to try the taste. Do you have samples?
A .We are very sorry, but we do not ship samples.
Please try the taste with a small amount of cans such as 20g cans and 30g cans.
Q. How long is the expiration date of matcha?
A .Expiry date is
"KOYAMAEN" about 8 months
"HOSHINOEN" about 6 months
Depending on the situation at the time of ordering, the expiration date may be off by about a month even if you order at the same time.
These periods are for the unopened condition.
Once opened, matcha easily deteriorates, so please use it as soon as possible after opening.
Q. How should matcha be stored?
A .Matcha is easy to cause quality deterioration, so care must be taken when handling it. It is sensitive to temperature, humidity, light and odor. Specifically, the flavor of matcha deteriorates at high temperatures and humidity.
Therefore, it is necessary to store matcha well.
・Avoid high temperatures and store in a cool place.
・When storing in a refrigerator, be sure to return to room temperature before opening. If the package is opened at a low temperature, it will rapidly deteriorate due to the temperature difference.
・Please use it as soon as possible.
・Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
For storage, it is convenient to use an airtight can like the container below.
These have nets, so you can use them to remove lumps from the matcha.