Organic Matcha Latte powder by Matcha Organic Japan, combining finely ground matcha with a little sugar. Just mix it with hot or cold milk for a delicious matcha latte. First-harvest tea leaves are used. The tea farmer who produced the tea is presented on the packet.
- Taste: ★★★
- Astringency: ☆☆☆
- Fragrance: ★★ ☆
Matcha is finely powdered green tea, which is mixed into water or milk, as opposed to sencha, which is steeped and served without the leaves. Matcha requires careful cultivation and preparation techniques, including shade growing, hand picking, de-stemming and de-veining of the leaf, as well as fine grinding.
Matcha Organic Japan is a farmers' cooperative. It was started in 2016 when a group of five entrepreneurial tea farmers acquired abandoned tea plantation land on the outskirts of Shimada City in Shizuoka Prefecture. The vision is to cultivate organic matcha for local and international markets, and thereby to revitalize the local tea industry. The focus is on Kawane area, which is one of the three major regions of Shizuoka mountain tea production.
The first tea was harvested in 2017 and since then the company's tea production area has expanded. In 2019, the MATCHA MORE tea cafe was opened serving teas and products from the region.