This is a first-class type of powdered extra-fine ground tea. Matcha is used at what is known as the Japanese tea ceremony during which the tea is whisked with a bamboo rod called a chasen in an original bowl called a chawan. Quality Matcha is always a pea-green extra-fine powder with a distinctive grassy aroma. The foamy infusion is a fresh green, with an unforgettable, very intense taste. We recommend that it be enjoyed after dessert or a Japanese sweet, but never on an empty stomach.