Matcha dates back more than a thousand years to a time when dynasties ruled China and Shogun clans ruled Japan. The origins of Matcha can be traced to the Tang Dynasty in China, which spanned the 7th – 10th centuries. During the Tang Dynasty, harvested tea leaves were steamed to form bricks which made transport and trade easier. Tea bricks were then roasted and pulverized and the resulting tea powder was mixed with hot water and salt. Now a trendy ingredient, Matcha can be found in lattes, cookies, cheesecakes and even some savory recipes like a marinade for chicken and beef.

Nikken’s Matcha Green Tea dressing portrays the grassy, vegetal notes of a true Matcha powder that is also light and earthy, making it perfect for a strawberry or greens salad. Nikken’s 8770 Matcha powder, made from ceremonial grade Matcha Green Tea of the highest quality, is perfect for pastry Chefs and high-end restaurants. Matcha Ceremonial Tea is a reflection of harmony, grace, and respect. The traditional Japanese ceremonial matcha ritual is much more than a pause for refreshment – it is a spiritual experience that recognizes the special nature of the present moment.

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