Matcha powdered green tea is famed for the Tea Ceremony. Tea bushes of Matcha are carefully grown under the shade for about one month prior to harvesting in order to protect them from sunlight. This brings out an extraordinarily sweet taste with no bitterness. The manufactured leaves are ground like flour to produce a fine green powder. Matcha has a wonderful aroma, silky froth, and rich mellow taste.
Matcha is also popular as a food seasoning just like herbs. There are numerous recipes using this flavorful powder, the simplest of which is sprinkling some over vanilla ice cream.