This matcha is harvested and produced from spring buds and tender young tea leaves. Our matcha tea plants are grown in partial sunlight (i.e. they are covered with a canopy) a few weeks each spring, boosting the amount of clorophyl in the leaves; hence the very high concentration of anti-oxidants. After harvest, the tea is meticulously ground into very fine particles and shipped to Two Hills, where we keep it in a temperature controlled room. It is perfect for making matcha lattes, frappes, ice cream and smoothies.