The history of Matcha Tea
Matcha Tea is the powder extracted from the dry leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, which we know as Green Tea and was discovered for thousands of years in the South of China.
In 1191 AD a Zen Buddhist Monk brought it to Japan in the form of Tencha. At first its use was exclusive to the monks who took during meditation and quickly became also the favorite of the warrior class.
By the 16th century Matcha tea was already the center of the Japanese tea ceremony, a ritual that celebrates harmony, purity, tranquility and mutual respect.