Japanese organic Matcha loose
This lovely smooth, vegetal powdered tea is not the ceremonial grade and therefore is more affordable. It is however still organic. Our ceremonial grade, organic Matcha is available here. This Japanese Matcha is produced from tea bushes which are covered and therefore is partially grown in the shade. This increases chlorophyll levels to produce a sweet, mild tea. The leaves are stripped of veins and stalks before drying. The resultant Tencha leaf is then powdered in stone mills to form Matcha. As drinking Matcha involves drinking the whole leaf (as it is a powdered tea), rather than being just an infusion, the caffeine content is high (126 mg per 100 ml. after 30 seconds infusion). It is extremely healthy, being very high in antioxidants. The cup is vegetal, sweet, mild and smooth. Infuse one teaspoon per cup for two to three minutes with water that has cooled to about 80 degrees.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
This organic Matcha has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
Japanese matcha loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our tough resealable packets contain a moisture barrier to ensure freshness is maintained and are specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
You may order our full-colour, 33 page new tea guide, available as a clickable pdf for download. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.