Once upon a time all tea consumed was ground into a powder and then whisked with hot water. This tradition fell out of fashion in China, where it originated, but lived on in Japan. Today matcha is used in everything from Japanese tea ceremonies to baking.
This Maruyasuya Imperial Matcha was created from sweet tasting shade grown green tea leaves. The tea was expertly inspected and ground to a fine tea power by the master tea blenders of the Maruyasuya Tea Company in Oumi Japan. This matcha brews a bright green with a strong vegetal (umami) flavor.
This imperial grade works well as a drinking matcha or try as a matcha latte by adding in milk and honey.
Each pouch contains 2.0 oz of matcha