Amura Naturals Matcha is from the Uji mountain region of Kyoto Japan, where the shade grown process of Matcha that we know today, began in the 16th century. Uji is renowned as the birthplace of Matcha and harbours ideal growing conditions (nutrient rich soil, misty climate, warms days & cool nights, hilly terrain)
Zen buddhist monks have known of the health benefits of Matcha for centuries and drank this tea before meditation to enhance focus for prolonged periods of time. As well, samurai warriors were known to drink matcha before combat to boost endurance and stamina.
The Matcha Tea Ceremony is viewed as a spiritual practice - of being present. The tea ceremony is also known as the 'way of tea' with 4 underlying principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. Want to learn more? Please read our Matcha Ceremony Blog post. Click here to view our beautiful artisanal matcha sets.
Not all matcha are created equal. Amura ceremonial matcha comes from carefully-selected young green tea leaves that are finely ground resulting in a vibrant emerald green colour and a smooth and creamy taste and texture. (lower grade matchas can be grainy in texture, brownish in colour and bitter). The smoother the taste and brighter the green, the better the quality of matcha. Our culinary matcha has a rich earthy green colour and slighty bitter taste - perfect for making lattes and refreshing cold tea drinks!