Are you drinking real Matcha?

Matcha Green Tea Powder with Bowl and Whisk - Silver Tips Tea

You've heard about all the buzz around Matcha and you're ready to jump in.  But hold on! How do you know you're getting the real thing?  All manner of people and companies are trying to cash in on the Matcha phenomenon and you may end up in a powdery blur. Here are some simple guidelines to ensure you are getting the real thing:

First - origin:  It should be Japan.  Although China and Taiwan do produce matcha, the original Japanese Matcha should be in your cup.  Not only are the origin tea leaves perfectly suited to the manufacture of Matcha, green tea from this region...

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 Jul 13, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Matcha - a Superfood

Matcha Green Tea Powder - Silver Tips Tea

This is the heyday of  When we started our tea company over 20 years ago, Matcha was not even included in our tea catalogue. The only Japan teas we carried were the well-known Sencha, Bancha, Genmaicha, Gyokuro and a few others such as Houjicha.  About 4 years ago, the world of Japanese tea in the U.S. changed significantly.  Along came Matcha – a finely ground powder of specially selected tea leaves.  Never mind that it had been used in Japan for centuries.  It came into prominence here with an . Well-known media giants such as CBS news, The Huffington Post, Bon Appetit and trade magazines, began giving it coverage. It is now widely available by the pound, in smaller canisters, in to-go...

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 Jul 09, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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