Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder.
This 'thick' matcha is good on it's own, or a great addition to smoothies and protein shakes.
One glass of Matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.