Matcha is a special type of green tea created from tea leaves that have been shaded, then processed by steaming, drying without rolling (most Japanese green teas are rolled), refining into flakes, then ground into a fine powder. The shading limits the bitter-tasting catechin, and increases the savory tasting theanine content in the leaf creating matcha's unique flavor profile.

If created from other green teas such as sencha, or if not shaded, the powder is listed as a green tea powder, and often has more catechin than matcha (therefore tasting more bitter).

Other powders made from teas and herbs are also listed in this section.

Matcha Green Tea Powders Herbal Powders Instant Mixes