*Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha PowderLifetime Warranty
Ceremonial-Grade Encha is ground from premium, first-harvest leaves, which are the most tender, plucked each spring from our farm in Uji, Japan. It’s best suited for the ceremonial style of drinking matcha, with water only. The taste is smooth, full-bodied, delicately grassy, and never bitter.
About Ceremonial Grade Matcha
Ceremonial grade matcha powder is the highest grade matcha green tea coming from the tea leaves grown on our organic farm and taken from the first harvest. The first-harvest leaves are the youngest and most tender which also gives them a deeper and more vibrant color due to the higher concentration of chlorophyl. This premium process makes our organic Japanese matcha powder the best ceremonial grade matcha, ideal for mixing with hot water alone.
Our ceremonial grade matcha powder is designed with the highest standards in accordance with the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, called chanoyu. Our traditionally-cultivated Japanese matcha powder is meticulously made in stone grinders for the finest quality texture and flavor, and the most authentic experience of any other matcha powder.
Matcha is grown all over Japan, however the best organic matcha is grown in the Uji region of Japan which is located between the two ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara in Japan. Uji, Japan has the ideal climate and geographical location, where it gets hot and sunny summers and very cold winters, ensuring the perfect conditions for our highest grade Japanese green tea leaves.
Matcha powders can only come from a special green leaf called tencha, which goes through an extensive growing process before becoming our finest organic ceremonial grade matcha powder, and delivered to your door.
At Encha we strive to provide you with the most premium, high-quality matcha powder, that comes from hand-picked matcha tea leaves; traditionally cultivated, never using pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Our mission is to give matcha lovers and matcha newcomers a rich, complex flavor that is enjoyable and affordable, providing you with the all the benefits and Zenergy that only the best matcha powder can offer.
How to Use Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha
To make a traditional ceremonial matcha, add 1 teaspoon of Encha Ceremonial Grade Organic matcha green tea powder into a 5oz of hot water (160 degrees fahrenheit). Using a bamboo matcha whisk, add water gradually and continue to whisk until the tea is aerated and fine, and a creamy foam starts to appear on the surface. The matcha tea is now ready to be served and enjoyed. For a matcha latte, just add milk or use our latte-grade matcha and add your choice of milk or milk-substitute. For the best results and flavor when cooking or baking, we recommend using our culinary grade matcha powder.
Health Benefits of Matcha Powder
Starting your day off with Encha Ceremonial Grade Matcha has many health benefits and is an even better option than your normal tea or coffee. Matcha powder has been shown to be very rich in antioxidants, in fact it contains more than 10 times the amount of antioxidants of brewed green tea.
Studies have also shown matcha tea to increase brain function due to the high levels of caffeine in combination with a compound called l-theanine, which promotes alertness and focus while preventing a "crash" in energy levels. Finally, matcha has also been shown to promote heart health and enhance weight loss, so why not add a cup of Encha matcha to your daily routine? Or drink matcha lattes!
Ceremonial vs. Culinary Matcha Grades
The difference between ceremonial grade matcha and culinary matcha powders can be found in the way they are harvested, as well as the way they taste and look. Japanese ceremonial matcha powder is the highest grade. It is only taken from the premium first harvest leaves which gives it a more vibrant green hue and a less bitter flavor making it perfect for enjoying according to the ceremonial tradition, with just hot water. Culinary matcha on the other hand is ground from premium second harvest leaves giving it a more earthy flavor with a nutty finish, making it most suitable for cooking, baking, and smoothies. Culinary grade matcha powder has a less vibrant green color, however, the health benefits are equal across all matcha powder grades.
Many expensive matcha powder brands claim to have ceremonial grade powder, when in fact they aren't even shade-grown or using the youngest tea leaves, meaning, you could be paying for ceremonial grade matcha powder and receiving the equivalent of culinary grade matcha.
How to Brew
There are several ways to brew matcha. While there’s nothing wrong with simply blending it in your liquid of choice, many prefer to enjoy it using the traditional method.
Here’s how to brew matcha the traditional, ceremonial way:
Start by sifting the matcha powder through a strainer of some kind, if possible. Matcha tends to clump very easily, so sifting it will ensure better mixability.
Next, whisk 1 teaspoon of Encha (about 1 scoop) into 5 ounces of hot water. Rather than using a circular motion, you’ll want to whisk vigorously from side to side.
Now, just add more water, milk, or liquid of your choice.
That’s it! Now you’re enjoying matcha the ceremonial way that dates back thousands of years.
Ceremonial-grade matcha is designed to be used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, called chanoyu. It should be extremely high-quality, but Encha’s founder Dr. Li Gong quickly discovered that this wasn’t always the case with leading matcha powders on the market.
After falling in love with matcha and the associated tea ceremony, Li Gong tried various ceremonial-grade matcha powders from other premium brands. He found most of them lacking in quality, vivid color, and flavor. In particular, many were missing that delicate grassy note, indicating that they had likely been grown using synthetic chemical fertilizers.
This sparked our founder’s research journey across Japan. Ultimately, he was able to discover the one organic matcha farm that could deliver true ceremonial-grade matcha that satisfied his standards.
Our ceremonial grade sooth, full-bodied, delicately grassy, and never bitter. Sure to delight any matcha connoisseur.
Our latte-grade matcha has an earthy taste with a smooth, velvety consistency. No need to add sugar when combined with your milk of choice, our matcha powder for latte is slightly sweet and always delicious.
It’s vegetal and earthy, with a subtly sweet, nutty finish. It’s perfect for cooking, baking, or adding to smoothies.
Shipping and Returns
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Since organic matcha is a food item, we cannot accept returns for opened packages.
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Started drinking Macha tea six years ago. I drink two or three cups every day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Love its freshness and smoothness. You can’t go wrong with this, It is truly a five star brand.
This matcha is the perfect morning and afternoon beverage. I love to drink it with a little oat milk and the slightest touch of plant-based vanilla creamer. The nearly floral flavor of the ceremonial matcha with the oat milk is delightful!
I was unable to drink it
It was not palatable to me.
Encha Ceremonial quality has gone down
I used to love Encha Ceremonial Matcha, but the last 2 packets I ordered were not up to standards. There was no sweet vegetal aroma, the color was pale yellow green, and there were far too many clumps. My daughter in Washington feels the same way, we both buy other brands now
Encha 5 stars
I love your matcha. I drink it everyday! Thank you
My favorite matcha!!!
This is my favorite matcha and I have been using it for years now, it’s given me so many positive experiences. Thank you encha!
A good "first time' experience -
I'm new to using matcha and am happy to say that I'm really enjoying Encha's ceremonial matcha. Its become an everyday habit to add it to my coffee each morning. I find myself relying on its worthwhile benefits.
Love love love this matcha!!! Amazing taste and quality. Fantastic company and customer service. Nikki is fantastic.
My morning elixir for health and vitality!
I add 2 teaspoons of Encha Matcha ceremonial green tea every day into my morning green smoothie. I just can’t start the day without it and is my go to morning ritual. Encha matcha green tea just enhances and adds the right flavor balance to the smoothie.
I've never had Encha matcha that was bad. Always a good thick foam, good tasting, and a reliable matcha. I've purchased many, many times and appreciate this company. My wife has had the same experience.
Smoothest matcha I’ve ever had
Loved it. Super smooth. No “dirt” taste. Already on my 3rd bag. Need to order more soon!
Look no further!!!!
After trying many, many different brands of matcha, I've found the ONE. I have purchased from Encha for about 3 years now and will never switch! My personal preference is the ceremonial grade matcha. I've tried the latte grade as well but prefer that earthier, grassier taste. It tastes great hot and cold. Encha is the best!! And their customer service is amazing.
Best matcha ever
This is the highest quality matcha! The flavor and bright green color are hard to beat. Love this product and will continue to use this for my health and happiness:)
I really enjoy this ceremonial grade. I use it in my daily smoothie and occasional matcha latte….yummy!
another glowing review
I've been drinking Encha's ceremonial grade matcha for many years. It is always delicious and never bitter. In these trying times, rife with political, economic and emotional upheaval, having a cup of matcha makes it all go away. For a for minutes anyway...