Wako, translated "Peaceful Light" is the highest grade usucha matcha offered in our shop. To grow tea leaves from which to make high-grade matcha, the tea bushes are shaded from the sun 20 to 30 days before harvesting by screens called tana. The peaceful light created by the tana helps ensure the growth of the freshest leaves for matcha production. Wako is the finest ceremonial usucha available. Even people not accustomed to drinking matcha will remark at its smooth, rich flavor.