Japanese green tea comes from a plant called Camellia sinensis.
The process is very curious because what is done is to cover these shrubs from the action of the sun when they have already grown to delay the growth and increase the green color of the leaves.
This will be crucial for a lot of its properties, aroma and flavor.
Once collected, the leaves are spread over flat surfaces so that they dry without fermentation.
In particular matcha green tea comes from the grinding of tea by this method since there are other ways to produce the tea.
That will give another type of different teas: fermented, roasted, etc.
It’s no secret to anyone that the Japanese are the longest-lived people on the planet.
Many studies have been done and continue to be done, to try to find out what their secret is and it has been discovered that in addition to having excellent personal and social habits, they consume certain kinds of foods such as algae and green tea.
To find the authentic tea tradition, we must know the properties and the tradition behind Japanese green tea.