From creamy matcha lattes to premium grade loose matcha powder, give your day a matcha boost with our selection of matcha powder products. Matcha is a powdered green tea that has been consumed in Japan for more than 1,200 years. Matcha powder is ground from the tea leaf and is grown in the shade, resulting in a more bitter flavor than other kinds of green tea. It is often served withwagashi(Japanese confectionery), as the bitterness provides a good balance when paired with sweet tasting foods.
Matcha is enjoyed as an everyday beverage and is also consumed on special occasions such as Japanese tea ceremonies. The highest quality matcha is what you’ll find in Japanese tea ceremonies, whilst lesser grade matcha is usually used for baking or to add flavor to desserts or lattes. The most famous matcha comes from Uji in Kyoto.
Matcha tea is full of antioxidants and vitamin E and has many health benefits that have been recognized by various medical organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). Examples of some of the health benefits of matcha include reducing cholesterol, improving blood flow, increasing brain activity and metabolism.