Matcha green tea is a shade grown Japanese green tea made from the tips of the tea plants. The plant tips are steamed and dried and then stone-ground into a fine, bright green powder. This pure Japanese green tea powder is traditionally used in recipes and for drinking.
Matcha differs from other green teas in various ways. One is that there is no steeping involved when making matcha tea. Instead, the fine powder is simply whisked with water into a frothy liquor with a special bamboo whisk and ceramic bowl (both available below).
Additionally, when you drink matcha, you’re consuming the entire leaf. This is why matcha is 10 times stronger than a regular cup of brewed green tea, delivering the full force of a green tea in every concentrated sip.
Finally, since only the youngest, freshest and finest leaves are used, matcha boasts the most nutritional value out of all green teas. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, matcha is highly touted for its health benefits.
Find inspiration for matcha recipes and matcha drinks on our recipes page. For a delicious, healthy matcha recipe that makes a perfect snack, we highly recommend our Matcha & Beet Root Energy Bites. And for a special dessert that’s both beautiful and yummy, make our Green Tea Cheesecake Bites.
Check out our matcha and sweet matcha green tea blends. We also carry convenient matcha single-serve packs. Keep some on you at all times so you can easily mix and enjoy a cup of matcha tea anywhere!