The Perfect Matcha
Centuries of refining production techniques have created a catalogue of Matcha grades, each with its distinct characteristics. But not all matcha is created with equal quality, so here is how to make sure you are getting your money's worth.
Artisanal or ceremonial grade matcha, can be enjoyed purely on its own because of its sweet umami profile and is distinctly vibrant green with a fresh, buttery aroma.
It's easy to tell apart from lower grades which are normally brownish or yellowish green, and have a grassy scent, which are more suited for drinks and desserts.
Texture is also an incredibly important indicator of quality. A high quality Matcha should feel very fine and silky, almost like baby powder, with tiny powder particles. Lower quality Matcha will immediately feel coarse between the fingers and the powder particles are much larger in appearance.