Have you ever seen green tea in powder form
1. Matcha can only be produced in Japan.
2. Powdered tea originated in China during the Song Dynasty.
3. It can take up to an hour to grind just 40g of finished tea.
4. Ceremonial grade doesn’t mean anything.
Despite what your tea vendor’s advertisements might say ceremonial grade is a meaningless term. While it’s usually used to imply higher quality, there are no regulations as to the use of the phrase. Ask your supplier if their matcha is endorsed by a tea ceremony school such as Urasenke or Omotesenke. It’s also important to learn the differences between high quality and low-quality matcha. Color is always a huge indicator. Look for a vibrant, deep green color with a silky smooth feel.