MAHWAH, NJ (August 10, 2015) – Sharp today introduced the Tea-Ceré, Matcha Tea Maker, the first appliance created specifically for making authentic Japanese matcha tea at home. The new appliance, which was developed in consultation with leading Japanese tea experts, preserves the traditional Japanese preparation process for authentic matcha, but significantly reduces the hassle.
“Prized for its many health benefits, authentic matcha tea has been enjoyed for thousands of years in Japan, and it’s become the hottest trend in beverages right now,” said Tim Kavanaugh, Associate Vice President of Product Planning & Marking at Sharp Electronics. “For the first time, tea lovers have a convenient option for preparing and enjoying traditional matcha tea at home.”
Sharp’s Tea-Ceré prepares matcha tea at home with a simple, automated process. First, Tea-Ceré grinds the tea leaves into a very fine, nutrient-dense powder with specially-designed ceramic mortars that replicate the mortar and pestle grinding process used in traditional matcha tea preparation. Next, the desired amount of matcha powder is added. Then, Tea-Ceré boils water and whisks it with the powder to brew up to four cups of delicious matcha tea.
Tea-Ceré can also help you easily incorporate matcha into your favorite cold beverages, like matcha lemonade or matcha cocktails. In addition to making delicious tea, matcha is a versatile powder that can be used as an ingredient in a wide range of recipes from sweet to savory.
More than Matcha
Tea-Ceré is also great for making other kinds of tea. It can grind and brew virtually any tea of your choice, including a soothing glass of chai or English breakfast tea.
Tastefully designed to fit with any décor, Tea-Ceré is available in two elegant colors: redand green. With its sleek, space saving design and high-quality materials, Tea-Ceré has been carefully crafted to provide years of authentic matcha enjoyment. Individual parts are both removable and washable making for easy clean up.
- Effortlessly prepares up to four cups of traditional matcha tea at a time
- Made from high quality, durable materials
- Option to prepare cold, warm or hot matcha tea
- Sleek, space saving design [13.8” x 11.4” x 10.8”]
- Washable parts for easy clean up
- Locking device for safety
- Available in two elegant colors: red and green
- Includes cleaning brush and matcha tea measuring spoons
- Now available in stores
- MSRP $299.99
- 1 year warranty
About Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America (SEMCA)
SEMCA is the U.S. consumer electronics arm of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of one-of-a-kind premium technology products. Sharp was named one of the Most Admired Brands in America and one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally*. Leading products include AQUOS® LED TVs, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, and Plasmacluster® ion air conditioners and air purifiers.
*Sources: Buyology Inc., 2012; APCO Worldwide, 2013