Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
Qualities: Matcha is known to be the finest green tea in the world. Shade-grown (to enhance chlorophyll content) and hand picked, it is made from the finest whole tea leaves. After stems and veins have been removed, the leaves (aka Tencha) are carefully stone ground on artisanal granite mills to produce a very fine (5-10 microns) powder which means you are consuming the entire leaf when drinking Matcha.
There are many different grades of Matcha, ranging from Ingredient/Food grade, which are the most affordable Matchas as they are blended with older leaves, resulting in a stronger flavor, to our Superior/Premium grade Matcha (a delicate drinking Matcha), to ceremonial grades (most expensive and primarily used for tea ceremonies in Japan).
Suggested use: Ingredient/Food grade Matcha can be added to foods and beverages such as smoothies, protein shake, lattes, cakes, raw treats, iced cream, chocolates, cupcakes…. Matcha not only adds a brilliant green color but also the many health benefits of green tea, and a stronger flavor that can compete with the other flavors in foods and beverages.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place. Light exposure will fade the powder and lower the quality!
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.