Matcha, translating to "fine powdered tea," is a Japanese specialty. A labor of love, matcha requires its leaves to be shade-grown, its pluckings to be de-stemmed and de-veined, and its tencha to be finely ground into ultrafine silkiness. Though formerly associated with chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, it has become a favorite of the West for its purported health benefits. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional matcha for not only lattes and smoothies for casual drinking, but selections for usucha and koicha that reflect an artisanal heritage that has been practiced for centuries.