Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Matcha Celebration at Samovar Tea Lounge

Tea companies DoMatcha and the Samovar Tea Lounge are partnering to host a celebration of matcha, a traditional Japanese green tea.

Matcha is the powdered green tea is used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Frothed to perfection with a bamboo whisk, high quality matcha has a sweet flavor with notes of seaweed and bittersweet chocolate. As news spreads of matcha's health benefits (it can have 12x the antioxidants of regular green tea!), people worldwide have begun to appreciate this jade green elixir and develop modern recipes like matcha lattes.

DoMatcha's Tea Master Handa can't wait to talk about his tea gardens in Uji, Japan, and share matcha with people in the Bay Area. You can sample matcha and tea lattes expertly prepared by Master Handa, pair your tea with luscious tea cakes made by a renowned pastry shop in Kyoto, and learn about the history, production, and future of matcha green tea. Door prizes include bamboo t-shirts and a gift basket of tea items that will take your tea drinking to a whole new level.

Join the celebration and experience matcha for yourself!

Where: Samovar Tea Lounge, Zen Valley location
When: Friday, October 9th, 3-5pm. Matcha talk 3:30-4:45
Cost: Free!


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jowdjbrown said...

This time though I came up with something more extravagant: Matcha Super Bestie - green tea mousse cake with azuki filling. ;)powder green tea melbourne

Richard C. Lambert said...

The leaves before kneading were wet and soft (on the left), and they got dried and hard by kneading (on the right). Matchado