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What is Matcha?

Simply put, matcha is a type of green tea originating in Japan. Matcha is made of finely ground tea leaves grown under shade for a few weeks prior to harvesting. While matcha has a similar taste to green tea, there are several key differences. The big difference is that matcha powder is made by grinding …

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Why you need to start paying attention to matcha from Kagoshima

Kagoshima was historically the source of cheap “filler” teas that big, traditional tea houses in Uji would use to blend and balance out teas. This slowly changed in the late 1980s as the regional government sought to increase the brand recognition and quality of its tea product. History of Kagoshima tea Today, Kagoshima is an …

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