Only Japan’s elite tea farmers are blessed with the know-how of true Matcha production. The production of Matcha is without a doubt the most elaborate method of producing tea in the world.
Matcha grows only in shadowed tea fields. Four weeks prior to the harvest the tea fields are entirely covered by tarp shades. This special shading technique results into a 90% reduction of sunlight.
The plants, now growing almost in the dark, compensate for the lack of light by an intense production of chlorophyll making the leaves richer in amino acids, and resulting in a beverage with a sweet and delicately smooth flavor.