Rest assured about the quality of Encha. We only offer USDA-certified organic matcha grown in Japan. No pesticide, no synthetic chemical fertilizer, non-GMO. See Encha's annual organic certificate below.
We conduct annual radioactivity test. No radioactivity detected.
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I also thought it would be useful to share the 4-step framework I used to sift through all kinds of matcha in my research and tea field journeys before discovering Encha Organic Matcha. You can use it to sift through any brands or products you wanna try.
1. REAL matcha - no fake stuff
Real matcha differs from regular green tea leaves in two aspects.
2. PURE matcha - no additives
When you see a low price tag for matcha that is hard to believe, you have to read its ingredients carefully. They are often pre-mixed with refined sugar, milk solids, rice or, worse, synthetic ingredients. Google the names of popular cafe chains. Their green tea or matcha powder is often pre-mixed with refined white sugar. One day, I asked to try the dry powder itself in the location of that coffee house chain in my neighborhood. OMG, it tasted white sugar.
3. ORGANIC matcha - no pesticide, no synthetic chemical fertilizer, no GMO
Since you ingest 100% of ground-up leaves and there isn't even a way to rinse matcha powder, selecting only organic matcha is important!
4. HIGH-QUALITY matcha
Beyond being real, pure and organic, know the origin, judge the color, taste the product and read reviews.