All our matcha grades are exclusively made for Matcha Moments© and only use selected tea leaves.
In contrary to many other matcha providers that cover their plants with only one layer of shade, the tea leaves used for Matcha Moments© receive a double layer of shade, creating up to 95% darkness. This does require a much more intensive and careful cultivation of the tea plant but pushes the plants to produce an exceptional amount of Chlorophyll, L-Theanine and immunity-boosting antioxidants. It also gives the matcha its unique umami flavor profile.
After the destemming and deveining, the soft and sweet parts of the leaves are being very gently ground by a traditional stone mill into our vibrant green matcha powder. This time-consuming activity, which takes 45 minutes to grind 30 grams of matcha powder, is done very gently to avoid scorching of the leaves. The other benefit of stone-milling is that the powder dissolves better in water.
So what is the difference between our range of grades? While all grades are packed with nutrients, the difference is mainly noticeable in flavor profile and color. Find out by clicking on one of the grades below: