Uji Matcha Japanese Green Tea Powder

Matcha comes from gyokuro leaves that have been steamed and dried. The pure dried leaves are then stone-ground into a superfine powder.

Uji matcha plants

Uji matcha vs matcha- which is better?

Uji produces premium matcha

Uji is famous in Japan for great gyokuro and matcha. Uji has perfect conditions for producing matcha- misty climate, rolling hills and a wide variance in temperature between day and night.

Ceremonial grade matcha is whisked to make a stronger tea
Whisking matcha

This delicious and invigorating tea has a naturally mellower and sweeter taste and is made thicker for that reason.

Matcha preparation is personal, and there are no rules outside of Tea Ceremony

If you are new to matcha it may take you 2 or 3 attempts to find the concentration that is right for you.

Ceremonial Grade Matcha
Ceremonial Grade Matcha

There are 2 types of gourmet matcha teas- koicha and usucha- Japanese Tea Ceremony terms which translate as "thick" and "thin" matcha. Ceremonial grade (thick) is in our catalog.

Usucha comes from tea leaves that are less than 25 years old. Koicha comes from the first harvest of leaves that area minimum of 25 years old.

Matcha green tea

Matcha Comes From Tencha

Gyokuro leaves that have been steamed and dried. Tencha is then stone-ground into a very fine powder.

Matcha ground leaves
Matcha is rapidly becoming popular because it is delicious and has many health benefits!