Naoki Matcha Team

matcha powder in a white bowl

What is Matcha?

To define matcha, you first need to know that matcha comes from green tea. Matcha which literally means “powdered tea” in Japanese, is made of tea leaves grown under shade for a few weeks before being harvested. It is considered “matcha” when it is ground into powder after being processed at a tea factory . …

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Greenery in Kagoshima, Japan

Why you need to start paying attention to Kagoshima matcha

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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