Imperial Set 🏯🎎
Imperial Set 🏯🎎
Imperial Set 🏯🎎
Imperial Set 🏯🎎
Imperial Set 🏯🎎
Imperial Set 🏯🎎

Imperial Set 🏯🎎

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A box for lovers of absolute quality, without compromise.


It is the Holy Grail of Matcha that is to be discovered in this box, with all the accessories for a preparation in the rules of art.

The box contains 3 of the highest quality Matchas from Japan. Each one has its own character, for a tasting that will make you discover new horizons. They are accompanied by the best accessories, in a beautiful Matcha Botanicals box with a magnetic closure (Slightly different from the box shown in the photos, the actual box is more elegant with a black silk-screened monogram).

The box contains:

  • A Single Origin Ceremonial Matcha (40 grams)
  • A Matcha Imperial Grade TSUYU (40 grams)
  • One Matcha Imperial Grade YUMENO (40 grams)
  • A traditional handmade bowl: Katakuchi (spout) OR Chawan (without spout)
  • One handmade bamboo whisk.
  • A traditional spoon "Chasaku
  • A ceramic stand to keep the whisk
  • Black edition gift box 🖤

You will have the joy of discovering 3 Matchas of exceptional quality in this box:

Yumeno - an exquisite combination of the most precious ancient varieties with a rich, complex, yet incredibly smooth taste. The velvety texture and delicate bouquet are reminiscent of the aromas of early spring greens.

Tsuyu - you will enjoy notes of warm corn, fresh rice and spring flowers. It is made with unique methods, kept secret for several generations by the producing family.

2022 Harvest: Single Origin Ceremonial Matcha - A ceremonial Matcha of rare quality: a perfectly balanced aromatic power with marked vegetal notes, a creamy texture with an abundant foam, a bright emerald green color, a scent in which one already perceives umami.

 

The traditional Katakuchi and Chawan bowls are handmade and therefore have a unique design. Their design is specially made for the preparation of Matcha tea. With the Katakuchi (spouted bowl) you can even prepare several teas at once before serving it to your guests in your favorite cups.

The handmade patinated bamboo whisk is also the essential tool to prepare matcha tea according to the rules of the art and create a fine and smooth foam.

The handmade "Chasaku" spoon in patinated bamboo, to measure your Matcha tea perfectly.

The ceramic stand that will allow you to take care of your whisk and display it with pride in your kitchen.

This set is for the true matcha connoisseur!

Express delivery is available for those who really need it!

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Umami: Full, soft.

Texture: "Creamy-cloudy" (particle size <20µm)

Colour: Emerald Green


You will never need milk: the unrivaled sweetness of Matcha Imperial Grade is such that it is particularly well suited to a water-based preparation.
Its very subtle flavor profile is best perceived by receptors in the center and back of your tongue. The umami notes, its roundness and its vegetal freshness will be perfectly restored, remember that when you taste it 😊.

  • For one "Usucha" matcha, ie the most common, you will need 2 g of matcha (half a full teaspoon). Put the powder in a clean, dry bowl and add the same amount of water as the amount of matcha: a few drops will suffice. Using the bamboo whisk, sweep the matcha and water in circular motions along the sides of the bowl to break up lumps and create a thick cream. You can already use the herbal flavors that are released at this point 🤤. Then add 150 ml of water at 70 degrees and continue whisking with the bamboo whisk until you obtain a fine and delicate foam. For this step, it is advisable to whip from left to right very straight and very vigorously, rather than using circular movements.
  • For a koicha (strong and creamy matcha), you will need 4 grams of matcha and 50 ml of water. The procedure is the same as for the usucha.
  • To get water at exactly 70 degrees 💦 mix some cold water with boiling water: 1 part cold water to 2 parts boiling water should give you the perfect temperature.
  • The water temperature should not exceed 80 degrees, otherwise the matcha will develop bitterness. You don't have to boil its valuable nutrients and delicate flavor!
Be careful when transporting an open jar! We advise you to put it in your bag / suitcase very carefully so as not to stir the matcha powder inside the jar. Otherwise, it is likely that the powder will fall into the area between the jar and the lid, then when you open the jar, the powder may spill out, which would be particularly unfortunate.

How to choose your matcha?

There are 3 clues by which you can easily determine the quality of a matcha: 

  • The colour : must be bright and lively. If the matcha has an emerald green color it means that it has been stored and transported with care, without contact with oxygen and daylight, so the tea has retained all of its properties. If the matcha has a dark or dirty yellow color it means that it is simply not pure matcha or that it has lost its properties due to interaction with oxygen or sunlight. For this reason, after purchase never pour matcha into a transparent jar and store it in a dry and dark place.

  • The perfume : it must be pleasant, soft and at the same time saturated. If matcha smells like dry hay with hints of bitterness / seaweed (fish) or jasmine (like Chinese green and white teas), then this variety has nothing to do with real matcha or it has lost its properties during processing or storage.
  • Taste : The taste of a good matcha is sweet, light. It certainly shouldn't taste like fish or seaweed! The taste of matcha depends greatly on the variety and the season when it is harvested. The May harvest has a deeper, rich taste and sweet aroma, and respectively, contains the highest amount of antioxidants and chlorophyll. Harvested later than July, matcha may have bitterness and it contains fewer vitamins and minerals than in the early varieties.

Delivery :

• Free delivery for orders over 69 Euros / CHF.

• Shipped in 1 working day, delivery in 48-72 hours in Europe.

• We only ship matcha freshly ground, guaranteeing the best quality, and work just in time with Japan. So when demand is high, it may be possible to wait 2-3 more days for the next delivery from Kyoto, as we are not shipping second grade matcha. We will contact you by phone or email if necessary.

Our tea is 100% guaranteed, we have absolute confidence in the quality of the products we offer you. Matcha Botanicals is a team of passionate people who have nothing in mind to sell products that we are proud of. These are varieties carefully selected, developed and studied by our producers and with our tea master. The cultivation and manufacturing process is the subject of our full attention, because we are the first consumers of our products, and constantly in search of the best. 💯

As specialists in traditional Japanese Matcha, we exclusively distribute Matcha from equally passionate family farms, all members of the Japan Tea Association, and all producing traditional Japanese Matcha since the 18th century.

Their production methods are on quality standards much higher than that of the "BIO" standards, a simple comparison with a single cup between a "BIO" commercial matcha and those from the plantations that we offer is eloquent!

For our producers, it does not make sense to pay dearly for an ORGANIC label which would guarantee a lower quality than the real quality of their products, while increasing their costs. The production is analyzed regularly to guarantee its quality as strictly as a traditional Organic Matcha. 🌳

Once harvested, the leaves are washed and steamed to freeze their aromas. The steam forms a protective film around the leaf, which allows it to retain its properties. They are then dried in hot air in large nets, and stored. 

Less than 30 days before landing in your cup, the leaves are ground, then shipped by boat and train 🚞 to Europe, guaranteeing unparalleled freshness and an exemplary carbon footprint 🌈. 
By the way, cultivating a tea plant is like planting a young tree every 5 years. 

Umami: Full, soft.

Texture: "Creamy-cloudy" (particle size <20µm)

Colour: Emerald Green


You will never need milk: the unrivaled sweetness of Matcha Imperial Grade is such that it is particularly well suited to a water-based preparation.
Its very subtle flavor profile is best perceived by receptors in the center and back of your tongue. The umami notes, its roundness and its vegetal freshness will be perfectly restored, remember that when you taste it 😊.

  • For one "Usucha" matcha, ie the most common, you will need 2 g of matcha (half a full teaspoon). Put the powder in a clean, dry bowl and add the same amount of water as the amount of matcha: a few drops will suffice. Using the bamboo whisk, sweep the matcha and water in circular motions along the sides of the bowl to break up lumps and create a thick cream. You can already use the herbal flavors that are released at this point 🤤. Then add 150 ml of water at 70 degrees and continue whisking with the bamboo whisk until you obtain a fine and delicate foam. For this step, it is advisable to whip from left to right very straight and very vigorously, rather than using circular movements.
  • For a koicha (strong and creamy matcha), you will need 4 grams of matcha and 50 ml of water. The procedure is the same as for the usucha.
  • To get water at exactly 70 degrees 💦 mix some cold water with boiling water: 1 part cold water to 2 parts boiling water should give you the perfect temperature.
  • The water temperature should not exceed 80 degrees, otherwise the matcha will develop bitterness. You don't have to boil its valuable nutrients and delicate flavor!
Be careful when transporting an open jar! We advise you to put it in your bag / suitcase very carefully so as not to stir the matcha powder inside the jar. Otherwise, it is likely that the powder will fall into the area between the jar and the lid, then when you open the jar, the powder may spill out, which would be particularly unfortunate.

How to choose your matcha?

There are 3 clues by which you can easily determine the quality of a matcha: 

  • The colour : must be bright and lively. If the matcha has an emerald green color it means that it has been stored and transported with care, without contact with oxygen and daylight, so the tea has retained all of its properties. If the matcha has a dark or dirty yellow color it means that it is simply not pure matcha or that it has lost its properties due to interaction with oxygen or sunlight. For this reason, after purchase never pour matcha into a transparent jar and store it in a dry and dark place.

  • The perfume : it must be pleasant, soft and at the same time saturated. If matcha smells like dry hay with hints of bitterness / seaweed (fish) or jasmine (like Chinese green and white teas), then this variety has nothing to do with real matcha or it has lost its properties during processing or storage.
  • Taste : The taste of a good matcha is sweet, light. It certainly shouldn't taste like fish or seaweed! The taste of matcha depends greatly on the variety and the season when it is harvested. The May harvest has a deeper, rich taste and sweet aroma, and respectively, contains the highest amount of antioxidants and chlorophyll. Harvested later than July, matcha may have bitterness and it contains fewer vitamins and minerals than in the early varieties.

Delivery :

• Free delivery for orders over 69 Euros / CHF.

• Shipped in 1 working day, delivery in 48-72 hours in Europe.

• We only ship matcha freshly ground, guaranteeing the best quality, and work just in time with Japan. So when demand is high, it may be possible to wait 2-3 more days for the next delivery from Kyoto, as we are not shipping second grade matcha. We will contact you by phone or email if necessary.

Our tea is 100% guaranteed, we have absolute confidence in the quality of the products we offer you. Matcha Botanicals is a team of passionate people who have nothing in mind to sell products that we are proud of. These are varieties carefully selected, developed and studied by our producers and with our tea master. The cultivation and manufacturing process is the subject of our full attention, because we are the first consumers of our products, and constantly in search of the best. 💯

As specialists in traditional Japanese Matcha, we exclusively distribute Matcha from equally passionate family farms, all members of the Japan Tea Association, and all producing traditional Japanese Matcha since the 18th century.

Their production methods are on quality standards much higher than that of the "BIO" standards, a simple comparison with a single cup between a "BIO" commercial matcha and those from the plantations that we offer is eloquent!

For our producers, it does not make sense to pay dearly for an ORGANIC label which would guarantee a lower quality than the real quality of their products, while increasing their costs. The production is analyzed regularly to guarantee its quality as strictly as a traditional Organic Matcha. 🌳

Once harvested, the leaves are washed and steamed to freeze their aromas. The steam forms a protective film around the leaf, which allows it to retain its properties. They are then dried in hot air in large nets, and stored. 

Less than 30 days before landing in your cup, the leaves are ground, then shipped by boat and train 🚞 to Europe, guaranteeing unparalleled freshness and an exemplary carbon footprint 🌈. 
By the way, cultivating a tea plant is like planting a young tree every 5 years. 

How to prepare a Matcha?

Simple, with water

The traditional preparation, also known as "Ceremonial", is best with green tea Matchas:

• Sift in a bowl 2 g of matcha through a sieve or a colander (2 g = 1/2 teaspoon) in a bowl

• Pour a few drops of cold water

• With the bamboo whisk, dissolve the matcha into a fine and homogeneous paste by making circular movements against the turn of the bowl.

• Pour 150 ml of hot water at approximately 75 ° in the preparation, beating in a straight line with the whisk, so as to form a nice foam.

• Enjoy the invigorating taste and creamy texture of your matcha!

Matcha Latte

• Prepare a matcha "base" by following the first three points of the ceremonial matcha recipe

• Heat 150 ml of milk and whip it with a milk frother (excellent with oat, almond or coconut milk) 

• If you prefer sweet drinks, add honey or sugar to hot milk. 

• Pour the milk and the foam into your matcha tea, continuing to whisk everything together using the milk frother.

• If you want a cold drink, do not heat the milk. You can also add ice cubes.

Matcha bowl

For two people : 

• Pre-freeze 3 bananas, peeled and cut into pieces

• Mix the frozen bananas with 100 ml of coconut milk until a smooth consistency is obtained.

• Add 4 g of matcha powder to the blender

• Transfer the smoothies to bowls and decorate them with granola, seasonal berries / fruits, nuts or chocolate

• Your quick and healthy breakfast is ready!