Ceremonial powdered green tea from Japan used in tea ceremonies. This matcha comes from the mythical region of Uji, near Kyoto (the former capital of Japan), and more precisely from Ujitawara, hometown of Nagatani Soen, inventor of the sencha tea style. Its powerful and tasty emulsion offers a velvety texture and a slightly bitter-sweet flavor, with notes of oily grass and snow peas. Matcha is made by whisking the tea in a bowl of hot water and drinking it unaltered. Matcha is high in caffeine, nutrients and anti-oxidants.