Matcha, or hand-picked, stone ground green tea powder, is a special type of green tea: produced with exceptional care and tradition. Traditionally prepared hot, in a bowl with a chasen (whisk), it has been come most recently popular prepared in other forms. Use this grade, Wakatake, for enchancing smoothies, baking, cocktails, or shaking up an iced matcha at home. Wakatake comes in a 40 gram paper wrapped tea box.
Our producer of Wakatake, Marukyu-Koyamaen, first began production of tea in the Genroku period (1688-1704) in Ogura, Uji. Through subsequent generations, the quality of the tea increased, thus establishing the venerable tradition of Ujicha; by the eighth generation, the market had been extended to all of Japan. A standard of high quality, consistent from cultivation to the final product, was achieved, and the company- still family-owned- remains highly esteemed. Marukyu-Koyamaen now ranks among the foremost producers of fine teas in Japan, and has won many national prizes.