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  • Different Grades of Matcha
  • Michelle Puyane
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Different Grades of Matcha

Different Grades of Matcha
Matcha is a high quality green tea powder. It is traditionally used in chanoyu, also known as Japanese tea ceremonies.

Chalait matcha comes from the rolling hills of Uji, which is Japan's oldest and most celebrated tea growing region. In fact, the green tea processing method, in practice today, originated here in the 18th century. 

It's a well-known secret that the finest matcha comes from the Uji tea fields in the Kyoto prefecture. Uji has the perfect conditions for producing high quality green tea with its misty climate, rich soil and a wide range of temperatures between day and night. 

What are the different grades of matcha?

Everyday Ceremonial Grade

Everyday Grade Matcha is our entry ceremonial grade matcha. Everyday Matcha is the perfect go to for those new to matcha and looking to start exploring its great tastes and numerous benefits. The flavor profile is smooth and mellow with the taste of bittersweet chocolate and slight sweetness.

Taste Profile: Nutty, Cacao Nibs, Honeydew

matcha latte

Top Ceremonial Grade

Top Grade Matcha is perfect for special occasions or for matcha connoisseurs who want to treat themselves to the delightful flavor profile of a premium ceremonial grade matcha. With this premium grade of matcha, the rich aroma and smooth sweetness is more pronounced along with a deep earthiness for added complexity. This premium matcha green tea is ideal for Koicha (thick tea) and Usucha (thin tea).

Taste Profile: Floral, Cream, Sweet Rice

Recommended Use: Traditional Preparation

Reserved Grade Matcha


Reserved Grade Matcha is super premium matcha found in Uji, Kyoto..

It has a deep emerald colour and is complex and sweet in a subtle way. On the nose it is incredibly fragrant with a distinct freshness and a hint of seaweed. You should expect no bitterness whatsoever when drinking this matcha. The flavor is savory and nutty with a sweet finish. The texture is soft with a velvety mouth feel.

Taste Profile: Floral, seaweed, nutty

Recommended Use: Traditional Preparation

Culinary Grade Matcha

Culinary Grade Matcha is matcha used mainly for cooking and baking purposes and not recommended for drinking. It is also the cheapest type of matcha you can find.

It is much more bitter than the other matcha grades but it will surely balance out nicely if used in sweet pastries!

Recommended Use: Cooking/Baking

matcha chocolate


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  • Michelle Puyane
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