A perfect morning tea, our Superior Grade Matcha is made from stone-ground shade-grown Japanese Gyokuro green tea leaves. It is packed with antioxidants and chlorophyll. It's health benefits include cancer prevention, anti-aging, weight-loss, and improving mental clarity.
In the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the method of making tea by whipping the powder of dried tea leaves and hot water together in a bowl became popular. Preparation and consumption of powdered tea was formed into a ritual by Chan Zen Buddhists. The Chan monastic code, entitled Chanyuan Qinggui (Rules of Purity for the Chan Monastery, 1103), describes in detail the etiquette for tea ceremonies. Although powdered tea has not been popular in China for some time, there is now a global resurgence.