WICKED Tea's matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, matcha is unique to Japan. It is the heart of the Japanese way of tea and has been celebrated in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years. Fresh leaves from Grade A Chinese Tencha green tea are stone ground into a fine powder. Matcha, or 'powdered tea,' is traditionally delivered by bamboo spoon into a bowl of hot water, then whipped with a bamboo whisk into a frothy, rich brew sipped right from the bowl. Matcha Tea has proven to have 140 times more the antioxidant strength than regular green tea. A single serving of matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of regular brewed green tea. When you are making your regular cup of green tea you are only extracting a small portion of the high antioxidants. Having the tea leaves ground to a fine powder and ingesting them make this superior for optimal health.