Matcha & Powdered Green Tea


Matcha is a form of powdered, shade-grown green tea. Not to be confused with powdered sencha, matcha comes in large variety of quality grades - from lower, food grade "matcha" (often used in matcha lattes and smoothies) all the way up to ultra high quality ceremonial grade matcha - the kind we sell here at

Why you want to buy Japan based matcha versus matcha from a source in your own country...

Due to transit time and storage requirements, you cannot purchase matcha as fresh from a company outside of Japan as you can from one inside of Japan.  We only keep a small supply on hand and ship directly to the customer within a very short period of time. When we need more, it is freshly packaged and sent to us within 24 hours. Our products do not not spend weeks in transit and months in storage.

You cannot purchase matcha of the same quality and value from a non-Japan based firm as you can from a Japan based company. We sell and ship directly from Japan to the consumer for a very nominal shipping fee.

The matcha we sell is superior to non-Japan based matcha firms. Some are rare to find even in Japan.

It is also not uncommon to encounter lower grades of matcha at online auction sites or in online stores which have not been grown in Japan at all. Some of these are actually grown in China and imported by large corporations into Japan before being re-exported again!


Regardng Matcha Release Dates - Matcha is not sencha and it's quite normal for matcha to be released anywhere from June through October of any given year.  Actually, the better matcha is aged for a few months and released in the fall.  However matcha will often sell out before fall and producers will release matcha earlier in the summer. Or, sometimes producers will blend the prior year's aged matcha with the current year's new matcha in summer when supplies run short. 

Regardless, do not think that a matcha being sold in August of one year that came from the harvest of the prior year is "old" or inferor to the current year's matcha harvest, in many cases this is still the superior product. Provided the matcha was recently pulled and packaged from cold storage, the prior year's matcha can often be superior to the recently harvested product.


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All matcha and powdered green tea products sold by are authentically grown and processed in Japan, we only deal with the finest, higher grade products - period. Do Take a look at what we have to offer today!