From the Private Reserve, these Tencha Leaves are direct from the tea-fields of Uji, Japan.
Quality above all else, our loose-leaf tencha represents the savory and energizing complexion of matcha – all from the whole-leaf form.
What is Tencha?
Before matcha becomes matcha, it is tencha. The same careful labor, mindfulness, and hand-picked character of our Uji Matcha is poured into these Tencha Leaves – to be enjoyed as a more conventionally steeped tea.
Tencha is naturally high in antioxidants, L-theanine (the calming amino-acid) and has energizing levels of caffeine (about 30mg/g). Similar to Gyokuro, although Tencha leaves are not rolled during the drying process.
Matcha Experience in a Steeped Tea
Our Loose-leaf Tencha Leaves are a great segue for the conventional steeped-tea drinker to experience the power of matcha, and vice versa.
Vegetal flavors, full umami complexion, and the floral aromatics truly define this very-most premium Uji Tencha from Japan.
Typical Serving Size
3tbsp (7-8g) with 1cup (~250ml) of hot water (140-158F), brew 1.5 – 2.5min; about 14 servings in this 100g size product
Farm-direct, sourced exclusively from Uji, Kyoto region of Japan
Ingredients: 100% Japanese Green Tea Tencha Leaves
Why choose us?
The Matcha.com Guarantee
Like you, our co-founder Dr. Weil is equally picky about what he's putting in his body. It took years for matcha.com to create our matcha-growing collective in Japan to develop what our customers often call "The Purest and most potent matcha on the planet!
What makes our Matcha Best
It was pleasing to see growing awareness of matcha in America, but we were dismayed by the low qualities available when visiting cafés, tea shops, and restaurants. So, on our following trips to Japan, we purchased small tins of the quality tea to bring home, along with tea bowls, scoops, and whisks. Soon we were in the habit of drinking a bowl of matcha twice a day! Turning loved ones onto it, and leading a growing audience into giving it a try.
The Excellence of Uji-Matcha®
Our matcha is of exceptional quality, grown entirely on the pristine hillsides of Uji, Kyoto, where Japanese matcha originated one thousand years ago. Matcha from Uji is prized as the finest in the world. We are proud to be the only bulk source in the Americas offering 100% true, traditional Uji-matcha®.
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What Makes our Matcha Best?
Our matcha is primarily produced from tea leaves grown in the region of Japan known as Uji, Kyoto. Through an exclusive relationship with our tea-farm (Japan's oldest and most authentic), we're able to share the most exquisite matcha that Japan has to offer – grown on the purest, most carefully maintained land. And each year, the tea-master specially blends the best leaves into the matcha we enjoy today. Since most of this quality of matcha stays for enjoyment within Japan, we're honored to have the chance to share it with you.
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