Matcha green tea is from Japan – although the origins of matcha powder are derived from China. The leaf is shaded before harvesting to increase the amino acids including theanine, which not only gives matcha tea its unique sweetness and intense flavour but gives matcha benefits that have been enjoyed by Buddhist monks for many centuries.
At Rare Tea Company, we purchase only organically grown, sustainable matcha, that is free from both pesticides and herbicides. It is remarkably rare to find top grade organic matcha powder and we have searched Japan for the very best we can find.
Matcha powder can be used as an ingredient in matcha cakes or pastries, cold infused as matcha iced tea or whipped in hot milk to make matcha latte. The finer and cleaner the ingredients the better the results in terms of taste and wellbeing.