Ceremonial Grade - The highest quality available.
This Ceremonial grade Matcha uses only the finest, smallest shade grown leaves from the very tip of the tea bush - giving it a very vibrant green colour and a slightly sweet, smooth flavour.
Clearspring Japanese Organic Matcha Green Tea delivers everything that green tea has to offer but with much higher potency. In fact research indicates that Matcha may contain 137 times the concentration of antioxidants found in standard green tea. Weight for weight, Matcha contains more antioxidants than blueberries and goji berries!
Matcha is a finely milled vibrant green tea powder made from the highest quality Japanese tea leaves. Clearspring Organic Premium Matcha comes from Uji, a region high in the hills around Kyoto, renowned for producing the best Japanese teas. Only accessible by foot, this remote area is unpolluted and rich in friendly bugs such as spiders, ladybirds, praying mantis and dragonflies to keep the pests under control (best to use organic matcha as non-organic matcha is grown using excessive amounts of agricultural fertilisers and pesticides). Shade grown for the final few months to allow the leaves to fill with chlorophyll, the finest young tea buds are picked, dried and ground in a granite mortar.
Growing conditions, time of harvest and processing techniques have a direct effect on the grade and final flavour of the Matcha:
Also available in Premium Grade.
Premium grade Matcha is ideal for both drinking and home baking, can add unique flavour and incredible colour to food and drink recipes.
Basic grade Matcha is slightly bitter, less expensive and is generally only used for cooking.