Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

February 27, 2018

Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

Is matcha originally invented in China or Japan? - Green Tea Quiz

A1: China A2: Japan   Read more for the answer.

Green tea is originated in China (Though there are theories that prove it originated in Assam region of India.)  Shennong, the legendary emperor, and father of Chinese medicine and agriculture is said to have discovered tea around 2700 BC -a well-known myth.  Tea plants were discovered in Lancang valley, Yunnan and cultivated by the Hemudo tribe between 6000 and 3500BCE. These facts were confirmed in 2012.

How did matcha come to be?

The word “matcha”  is a Chinese origin. The Chinese were the first to grind green tea.    However, Japanese were the ones who invented the method of creating matcha which we know today.  The method includes shading, steaming, drying and grinding of tea.

Shading of tea makes the unique taste and the chemical composition of matcha.  It is believed that this was discovered accidentally when some Japanese tea farmers were trying to protect the tea from freezing, covering the tea leaf. 

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