Matcha is a shade-grown Japanese green tea powder brimming with antioxidants and other health benefits. Matcha powder is whisked with water and served "thin" or "thick", hot or iced, with milk or without milk - depending on your taste preferences and the grade of the matcha powder.
Over the past few years, matcha has seen a surge in popularity due to its high caffeine levels and extraordinary health benefits. But not all matcha is created equal! Our matcha powder is stone-ground freshly for us just before shipping and stored in airtight containers to maintain freshness. When buying matcha powder, be sure to look for a bright green powder that is pure, ground green tea.
Our Matcha Wako and Matcha Unkaku are ceremonial grade matcha powders. There are a couple differences between our Matcha Wakatake and the ceremonial-grade matcha. The first difference is where and how the tea is grown. The second is the resulting flavor profile, which calls for a ceremonial preparation. We recommend ceremonial-grade matcha to experienced matcha drinkers who prefer their matcha with less water and no honey or milk.
Since matcha is a powdered green tea, you will need a matcha whisk (traditionally called a matcha chasen) and a matcha bowl to make hot matcha at home. For iced matcha, you can use cold water to whisk the matcha in the traditional way with the matcha chasen and bowl, or you can swap out the traditional for a cocktail shaker. We recommend using a traditional matcha bamboo scoop to measure your matcha. Learn more about how to make matcha at home on our blog!