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The origin of matcha

Green tea leaf flakes, tencha is the type of leaf used for creating matcha. Shaded for 4 weeks, steamed, then dried without rolling, the leaf is then refined by removing leaf stems and veins, then chopped into smaller pieces to make grinding into powder more consistent.

Japanese tencha green tea

As a light, delicious green tea

As a tea in itself, the lack of rolling means that tea steeps into a very light tea, like white tea, while the shading produces a rich aroma.