Matcha Green Tea powder is one of the healthiest beverages in the world. Matcha is essentially Tencha Leaves that are stone ground immediately before shipping. It is used in Japan’s traditional tea ceremony and was previously made from the leaves of very old tea bushes – over 100 years old. Matcha is also used extensively in the making of traditional Japanese confections and various savory dishes. Another unique feature of Matcha is that unlike Sencha and other teas, when one drinks Matcha the leaf is fully consumed.