Many people ask what the difference is between our Culinary and Premium Matcha Green Tea so let's break it down and find out!
There are several factors to consider with Matcha .... there is such a HUGE array of choice out there and they certainly all vary in terms of quality and price.
It is so important to us to provide you with high quality, superior tasting Matcha that is also affordable.
So what are the main differences in our tea?
- sourced from the Kagoshima region on the island of Kyushu, Japan, an area renowned for its tea culture, with ideal climate conditions. The rich volcanic soil is thought to be the ideal location for producing high quality Matcha.
- It’s perfect for Everyday use: to drink on its own, with milk or for culinary purposes - baking, smoothies, bliss balls and more.
- bright green in colour and smooth tasting to drink with no bitterness
- fine silky like texture with no impurities. In fact our Culinary Matcha is Japanese Certified Organic by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan which means it is grown with only natural organic fertilisers and no agricultural chemicals or pesticides. JAS certification standards are accepted by the Australian organic certification bodies.
- It is a high quality tea when compared to many other cooking grade Matcha (which often is not bright in colour and rich in Matcha smell) and will have superior tasting results when used in recipes.
- 2018 Golden Leaf GOLD winner in the Ceremonial Grade Matcha and Overall Matcha category
- Sourced from the Emperor Award Winning Kifukuen Tea Farm in Uji. Over the past 50 years, Kifukuen Tea Farm has won 1st Prize more than 20 times in an annual competition for tea in Japan. The winners are commended by the Japanese Emperor and it means that the government acknowledges the tea as a high-quality superior product.
- Uji is located between the two ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, is blessed with the quality of soil and surroundings needed for Matcha. Green Tea has been grown in Uji since the 12th Century and the technique of covering the tea with shade cloth to produce Matcha started in around the 16th century.
- Our Premium Matcha is hand picked in the first harvest which occurs in May each year which means that only the finest quality tea leaves get selected for this tea.
- Is Ceremonial Grade which means it's suitable to use in Japanese Tea Ceremony when tea is prepared with a bamboo whisk and results in a creamy frothy finish. Inferior quality Matcha doesn't froth up as easily.
- even brighter green in colour and super smooth tasting to drink with no bitterness
- the taste of this PREMIUM Matcha is delicate and smooth without any bitterness. High grade Matcha such as this has a light sweet finish.
So which Matcha is right for you?
If you are new to the world of Matcha and would like to try it out, I would suggest the Culinary Matcha which combined with milk of your choice, makes a lovely tasting Matcha Latte (feel free to add a sweetener if you like too!)
If you are an already established Matcha drinker and wish to enjoy some extra smooth and high quality tasting (not to mention Award Winning tea, Premium Matcha is the tea for you!
You can check out our Matcha here: https://www.matchayutea.com/collections/matcha