The Colour of Quality: Decoding Matcha Shades

When it comes to matcha, every shade tells a story. As a connoisseur or a curious newcomer, understanding the colour palette of matcha is your first step to distinguishing the good from the great. Let’s embark on a chromatic journey to discover what makes a high-quality matcha stand out.

 

Matcha colour chart

 

The Hue That Speaks True: Identifying Top-Shelf Matcha

Matcha’s vibrant colour is a direct reflection of its upbringing. The best matcha boasts a rich, bright green – think of the first leaves of spring, pulsating with life. This emerald hue comes from the careful shade-growing process, which amps up chlorophyll levels and boosts the production of amino acids.

 

Emeralds vs. Olives: A Tale of Two Greens

High-quality matcha, like our Kato Matcha, will dazzle you with its emerald green brilliance. This is the hallmark of a ceremonial grade matcha, often used in Japanese tea ceremonies. On the other hand, a dull, olive or yellowish-green suggests a lower quality, indicative of excessive exposure to sunlight or poor handling during processing.

 

The Colour Spectrum of Matcha Grades

Beyond ceremonial grade lies a spectrum of matcha qualities, each with its unique color signature. Culinary grade matcha, used in recipes and lattes, may present a less vibrant green but still maintains a certain level of brightness. As you shop, remember: the more vivid the green, the more likely you are to have a superior matcha in hand.

 

Conclusion:

In the world of matcha, green is not just a colour – it’s a standard. A luminous, bright green is your green light for a matcha of superior quality, rich taste, and maximum health benefits. Let your eyes be the guide, and let the true colours of Genuine Tea's Kato Matcha lead you to a truly green and serene experience.

 

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