Matcha was introduced by the Buddhist monks at the beginning of the first millennium and was the first type of tea consumed in Japan. Less than an hour from Tokyo, the Shizuoka Prefecture is the largest tea growing region in Japan. Originally, the dried leaves were cut up and then ground between millstones. Today, the best Matcha’s are often produced from shade-grown leaves.
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
1.25 ounces (35.4g) yields approx. 15 cups of tea