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About Way of Tea


Way of Tea specializes in providing customers with only the very best ceremonial grade matcha. Opened in 2010 as a companion website to the main Way of Tea website, the Tea Shop features a wide selection of premium Usucha (thin tea) and Koicha (thick tea) matcha produced in Uji, Japan by Marukyu-Koyamaen. 

Understanding the product labels

By shopping at Way of Tea you have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you'll get when you open a canister of matcha. We provide detailed information on the grade and quality of the matcha allowing you to make an informed decision on what matcha to purchase. In the lower right of the product images are circles denoting the grade and quality of the matcha. Matcha suitable for Koicha have a dark green circle with a "K" in the center while usucha matcha have a light green circle with a "U" in the center. The Koicha and Usucha varieties are then ranked separately from 1 to 4 in terms of quality, with 1 being the very highest quality. Urasenke favored matcha is denoted by a small gold circle in the lower right with either a "Z" (for Grandmaster Zabosai) or "H" (for Grandmaster Hounsai) in the middle. If you have questions about any of our teas, please contact us at .