Manufacturing fine tea is a noble art. Many factors are deciding the quality of tea that a tea maker has to consider at every step. The impact of sunlight is one of them.

Compared to traditional green tea, the production of matcha requires the tea leaves to be protected from sunlight.


The shade-growing method was invented about 400 years ago when some producers noticed that fields that were shaded from the sun by their natural environment produced mellower flavors than the fields exposed to direct sunlight. By artificially shading their fields, the manufacturers were able to imitate nature and give their tea a mellow flavor.


These days when spring arrives, between 4 and 6 weeks before a harvest, the tea plants destined to become matcha are covered from direct sunlight. This method is done in different ways like a tarp or a few straw panels.

Tea experts believe that tea grown under such intense shade has increased levels of chlorophyll which gives the leaves the vibrant jade green color for premium matcha. And the amount of tea amino acid in the leaves dramatically increases, giving the tea a smooth and sweet character.

September 02, 2021


steve said:

Can I try a sample of both the ceremonial and culinary grades before I buy. I do not know which one is best for me.
Also, how many cups/drinks would I expect to get out of a 2oz tub?

Sarah said:

Hi, I would like to try a sample first before I buy, and what is the caffeine level? Thanks

Helen said:

Hi, I would also like to know what the caffeine level is. Thanks.

Robyn said:

I was curious to know if you had any samples of the matcha tea. I am eager to buy some buty but I would love to taste the difference between the two matchas. Thank you

Dawn Shields said:

I’m interested in purchasing your matcha powder, but I would like to know if the caffeine level is low, medium or high. Thanks in advance.

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