Hint: Parts of the leaf are removed & it undergoes a special production process.
We are going to tell you all about this process a little further down the page. Additionally we are going to answer a variety of matcha related questions. If you want to fill in some gaps in your matcha knowledge - this would be a great place to start.
And if for any reason you have an unanswered question, please let us know here. There is a good chance someone else has your same question. But unless we randomly think of it, we can never answer it.
Premium Drinking Matcha
Premium matchas are a slightly lesser quality than Ceremonial matchas, being harvested just a little later in the season. While they are still very nice, the do lose some of the complexity that a ceremonial matcha would have. They generally are a little more bitter, and as a result are commonly blended with sweeteners or creams, in order to round out the overall flavor. This matcha works wonderful for matcha lattes and other blended matcha drinks. This is what will be commonly found in many cafes.