Did You Know? Matcha ― a powdered green tea that is distinctively rich in EGCG, a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to help prevent cancer, prohibits the oxidation of other molecules in the body by neutralizing and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream.
Culinary Grade Matcha
✔ Perfect for Blending
Culinary grade matcha is not a low-quality tea in any way. This kind of Matcha tea is made different and has various flavors and uses than the ceremonial grade. Like its name suggest, culinary grade matcha is used for cooking and baking. While this grade is drinkable, it is better not to drink it due to its slightly bitter and strong taste. It’s meant to be combined with different ingredients used in beverage and food recipes. It’s slightly astringent flavor is what enables it to blend well with other smoothies and milk-based drinks. Culinary grade matcha smells fresh and grassy, and feel smooth and soft – never coarse or gritty. It might look less brightly green than ceremonial grade matcha, but it still has a noticeably green color.
Ceremonial Grade Matcha
✔ Perfect for Sipping
This premium grade matcha is the highest quality of green tea powder available. Ceremonial grade matcha has a mild flavor, naturally sweet that’s smothered by the addition of chocolate, sugar, milk or soy products. The sensitive nuances of this premium grade are best enjoyed when mixed with hot water. It is made using the youngest tea leaves, with the veins and stems completely removed. This premium has only one purpose —the purpose of drinking. Thanks to its bright green, and talc-like powder that’s slightly grassy and smell fresh, which make it easy to be recognized from other tea grades.
"Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea."
- Syndney Smith