Our Organic Cafe Grade matcha is made from pure USDA & JAS certified organic tea leaves and, unlike most imitation 'matcha' sold in the US, is 100% tencha (shade-grown)! This results in a smooth, mild flavor that beats most other brands 'ceremonial' grades.
Harvested in early summer, the leaves of our Cafe Grade are located toward the middle of the tea plant. They have slightly less sweetness and a stronger flavor when compared to our ceremonial Grades. This makes Cafe Grade perfect for use as an everyday tea, latte, and/or smoothie. Best of all, it contains just as many nutrients and antioxidants as the ceremonial grade teas which can cost twice as much!
USDA & JAS Certified Organic (no agricultural chemicals or pesticides)
Grown in the Kyoto & Kagoshima prefectures
Early summer harvest
20-30 day shade-grown (tencha) by the way of "Jikagise"
Perfect for blended drinks, from morning lattes to afternoon smoothies