Stone-Ground Ceremonial Grade
Uji, Kyôto - Organic

Matcha refers to finely-milled green tea, most popular in Japan. Stone grinding is an Art form in and of itself. Preparation and consumption of powdered tea was formed into a ritual by Zen (Chan) Buddhists.The ceremony developed under the influence of Zen Buddhism aims to purify the soul by becoming one with nature. The true spirit of the tea ceremony has been described by such terms as calmness, rusticity, and gracefulness. The rules of etiquette are carefully calculated to achieve the highest possible economy of movement. Made from Tencha, a shaded Japanese green tea variety, this Matcha is a ‘ceremonial’ grade quality tea, one of the finest grades available. An incredible amount of care and detail goes into ensuring only the highest quality leaves. Delicately smooth, with bold flavour notes of green grass and seaweed Matcha is said to boost metabolism and help reduce cholesterol levels when drunk regularly. As the whole tea leaf is ingested, it delivers a much higher potency of catechins, chlorophyll and antioxidants.