Cooking Matcha - From Uji

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After much consideration, O-Cha.com now offers a higher quality of cooking grade matcha than what is usually encountered on the market. Because we are based in Japan, we are also able to do so at a very reasonable price.  As will all of our products, it is freshly packaged and does not spend weeks in ocean transit or sit for months on a shelf in a warehouse. Unlike many of the cooking grade matcha you may see offered online which are actually grown in China and not Japan, our matcha originates from Uji Japan near Kyoto. Further, we offer this in a 300 gram package.

Here’s a sad fact - Just because your matcha was produced by a Japanese company does not automatically mean it was actually grown in Japan. There are some Japanese companies who grow some of their matcha in China, import it into Japan, and then re-export it again.  This is particularly the case when it comes to cooking grades of matcha.

Matcha comes in many quality levels but is basically separated into ceremonial grade and cooking grade matcha. While it’s true one could use any of our ceremonial grade matcha for cooking and as a food ingredient (and would in turn be especially magical), authentic, Japan-grown, ceremonial grade matcha is expensive and can make the price of a matcha based product prohibitively expensive. There is a reason why truly ceremonial grades of matcha are usually sold in 20 - 30 gram cans and not by the kilo. 

To see what goes into product a high quality ceremonial grade of matcha, do check out this matcha leaf video

We realize there is a real need for a matcha that while may not be suitable for the tea ceremony, is still needed to be of a sufficiently high enough quality to be used in lattes, smoothies, ice cream, baked goods, etc. Know that careful consideration went into our choice of cooking grade matcha because until we offered this product, we refused to sell anything less than ceremonial grade. We wanted real, authentic Japanese matcha.  Not powdered sencha, but matcha. Not grown in China, but grown in Japan. We wanted as high of quality as possible while still making the price reasoable. While this cooking grade matcha will not compete with the quality of our ceremonial grades of matcha, it's actually better than what many are offering online as supposed "ceremonial" matcha!

As with all of our products, this product You cannot get this kind of fresh product from outside of Japan.

Net weight 300 grams 

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  • Shipping Weight
    314 g
  • SKU
    1382
  • Grown in
    Uji
  • Year
    2017
  • Aroma
    Medium
  • Color
    Green
  • Type
    Thin
  • Organic
    No
  • Container
    Re-sealable Flat Flexible Packaging
  • Net Wgt
    300 grams
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  • Marin Radić
    Apr 11, 2018, 01:37
    Best cooking grade matcha money can buy. Color and taste really prove the quality. Gonna be ordering regulary from now on.
  • Anderson
    Apr 1, 2018, 02:39
    Absolutely delicious in a latte. Compared to matchas from outside Japan, the taste blows them out of the water, even ones labelled "ceremonial grade." Can't wait to use in smoothies and baking.
  • Phil
    Mar 23, 2018, 02:02
    Very competitive price and great value-for-money quality. We use this mostly for baking or sweets and it's very suitable for that. Matcha lattes are also possible but we found it more suited for cooking pursuits. Loose, the matcha's color is a bit dull but this shouldn't be compared with ceremonial grade matcha anyway and in baked goods the color turns a vibrant dark green. Hopefully, it will keep a while - 300g is quite a lot.
  • Kobchaipuk
    Mar 5, 2018, 21:36
    Great matcha for my cookign and latte everyday i like it
  • Sandor
    Jul 7, 2017, 01:32
    Exceptional value and the taste is great baked in smoothie or just drink on it is own. I promise, you won’t find better culinary grade matcha for that price, not even in Japan. Much better than most of the low priced so called ceremonial grade matcha you see on sale outside of Japan. Buy with confidence, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Tim Howarth
    Jun 22, 2017, 00:56
    Quality cooking grade matcha. Tastes amazing and is a wonderful addition to my smoothie sessions. Fresh and potent.

Product questions

  • Juliette Sang
    Apr 5, 2018, 11:09

    Hi, is this available on subscription?
    When is this matcha harvested? Is it shaded?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Administrator
    Apr 5, 2018, 11:39

    Hello,

    This product comes in bulk so we don't offer it as a subscription. Yes, it is shaded - it's matcha. It is harvested in the early spring.

  • Andrea Ott
    Mar 29, 2017, 00:29

    I know this cooking grade Matcha isn't marked organic, but was wondering what kind of fertilizers are used in growing it. What about pesticides?
    Thanks so much!

    Administrator
    Mar 29, 2017, 13:11

    Hello,

    I'm not sure the exact fertilizers used for this particular tea as this varies from farmer to farmer. Regarding pesticides, when used they are not used during the growth phase of the plant but usually during dormancy before new growth has occurred. All Japan grown teas (organic or not) have strict requirements regarding pesticide use and are tested for MRL's (maximum residue levels).

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