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When you consider the powerful flavor and energizing effects of a quality cup of matcha tea, it is hardly surprising that it has remained a popular traditional tea since the 11th century. Matcha is derived from green tea leaves, but unlike other green tea, these leaves go through a special preparation process and are ground into a fine powder. This powder provides a more concentrated tea brew, providing a strong, appealing flavor that is both refreshing and invigorating. Matcha powder is the only tea used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, and is served in countries around the world, both as a delicious tea, and as an ingredient in a number of culinary dishes. It’s also commonly combined with Genmaicha to create a popular blend in Japan.