Crave green tea but want something different? Try a matcha tea. Matcha is a Japanese-style tea used during tea ceremonies. The powder is also often used as a flavor component in many modern recipes like mochi and green tea ice cream. Matcha is a type of green tea that requires unique farming and processing techniques. The tea leaves are shade-grown for some or all of their growing period. Avoiding direct sunlight produces more chlorophyll, giving this tea an exuberant green color. Once the buds are harvested, the leaves are dried out and ground into a very fine, talc-like powder. If you’re new to matcha tea, try out our Celestial Organic Matcha Green Tea. It’s part of our Teahouse collection and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.