Matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves that also are used to make gyokuro or kabuse. The preparation of matcha starts several weeks before harvest and may last up to 45 days, when the tea bushes are gradually covered to prevent direct sunlight. Our entire selection of matcha is slowly stone ground and are the highest koicha grades that focus entirely on the varietals used. Discover the differences between them and not ever worry about quality. We want you to be enchanted by the elegance and brilliance of Uji Matcha. There is no comparison.