Understanding the real difference between ceremonial and culinary grade matcha

If we were to be completely honest, we would say there’s no difference because “ceremonial grade” and “culinary grade” matcha are really meaningless terms. In this article, we explain why and what you should be looking at instead when evaluating matcha quality. Most matcha companies outside of Japan divide matcha into two grades, ceremonial grade […]

How matcha is made in Japan

Producing matcha tea is a process which requires skilled labor at each stage. The tea plants must be cared for, properly shaded, and then processed in specific methods. Thereafter, a tea master will sample processed tea leaves (tencha) to assess quality and flavor. Once the tea master is confident of its quality and flavor, tea […]