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Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea Powder: Culinary Quality

This green tea powder is designed to be used in recipes. Compared to ceremonial matcha that one would drink, culinary-quality matcha is punchier: more bitter, astringent, and overall better suited for mixing with other flavors and ingredients. If you’ve got visions of green tea pastries dancing through your head, this is the matcha powder for you.


What Is Matcha?

Matchais another very popular drink in Japan with a long history. It's a green tea powder used in everything from lattes to simple tea drinks. You'll find matcha as a mixable powder or a prepared tea at Japanese grocery stores.


Green tea has been a popular drink in Japan since the 8th century. It wasn't until the 12th century that matcha powder became a popular version of preserving tea. When drinking matcha, expect a slightly bitter flavor and a bright green distinct color.

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