Learn how to evaluate the quality of matcha
There are now thousands of brands of matcha available in the USA. Some are good, some not so good. If you want to avoid disappointment, it pays to know how to evaluate the quality of any matcha offered for sale. At upwards of $15 an ounce, matcha is quite expensive for tea. Our hope is that this knowledge we share will help you avoid spending too much time or money on undeserving products.
Outside Japan, most matcha consumers divide matcha into two types of matcha grades; ceremonial grade matcha and culinary grade matcha. The idea is that ceremonial grade matcha is a higher
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More than 70% of all tea plants grown in Japan are genetically identical. This is because they were propagated from cuttings rather than grown from seeds. This is known as
In the first week of May each year, there is a palpable energy in the tea growing regions of Japan. It is time for the annual first tea harvest, the
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