How to Grow and Use Matcha Tea Plant
You can also buy your own fresh tea leaves and steep them in water, but that comes at a much higher cost than just buying it from the store. If you want to use matcha but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on it, then finding a recipe is your best option.
Once you have the make How to Grow and Use Matcha Tea Plant, you’ll need to get some seeds started. This can be done by taking some of the left over seed from your previous crop of tea, or by purchasing new seeds. Either way, you’ll need to provide enough space for the seed to grow into a full plant. Hill farming for tea is very difficult, so buying plants anyways helps you increase your yield significantly.
How to Water Care for Your Matcha
Watering care for your matcha isn’t too difficult of a process. After all, it is a plant, and they are incredibly hardy creatures. It only takes roughly five gallons of water per day for one acre of land. For an idea of how much this means, just think about how much ground there is in between each plant on average. You don’t need to do anything special other than give them enough water to survive.
There are many different ways that you can water care for your matcha, but using an automated watering system is probably the best way to go if you have a large amount of space needs filled. These systems will give your plants the necessary amounts of water without having to worry about over-watering or under-watering the plants. Under-watering is arguably worse than over- watering for a plant, as it can cause roots to stop functioning correctly. Stop watering altogether and let the soil dry out slightly before watering again will ensure that no fungus takes hold in your lawn/garden area.(fungus link)
How To Store Your Matcha
Storing your matcha isn’t too difficult of a process either. As with most things that come from China, transportation costs are incredibly low so storing yours locally isn’t going to be too expensive compared to shipping it across the country.(as long as you have room in your garage)
After harvesting your matcha leaves, simply put them in an airtight container (such as a plastic bag) and store them in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Make sure not to stack these bags on top of each other or else the potency will decrease significantly over time (although this only applies until harvest number 2).
To drink your stored matcha leaves, remove one leaf at a time from storage and bring it back into harvest condition by steeping it in hot water (around 175 degrees f) for around ten minutes will do the trick nicely! Don’t waste all of those leaves before they expire; after around six months they start losing flavour and become relatively bitter anyways, so throwing them away at that point is perfectly fine. Expiration dates are located on every package so make sure that you read these correctly.
As you can see, doing maintenance on your own personal matcha isn’t too complicated once you learn how to do it. Having access to plenty of land definitely helps when trying to produce your own personal matcha supply, but even if you only have space for one plant growing experiment its still quite fun to learn how everything works!
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