FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What grade of Matcha is this, and how do I use it? This is Classic Ceremonial Grade Matcha, which is meant to be prepared as tea. The traditional preparation is to simply whisk the Matcha powder with hot water, then enjoy. What’s the difference between Culinary and Ceremonial grades? Simple: Culinary grade is meant for mixing into recipes as an ingredient, while Ceremonial grade is meant to be prepared traditionally as a tea (just mixed with hot water and whisked). Ceremonial allows you to enjoy the true taste of Matcha, as the Japanese have for centuries. Does it contain caffeine? Yes, each half-teaspoon (1g) serving contains roughly 34mg of caffeine, about 1/3 a cup of coffee. However, Matcha also contains L-Theanine, which has a calming and leveling affect, so it doesn’t make you feel jittery or wired like coffee does. What are other health benefits? – Boosts metabolism and helps burns calories – Calms and relaxes you from stress or anxiety – Rich in antioxidants (137x the amount in conventional green tea!) Can I still use Ceremonial Grade in recipes? Of course! Many iced tea and cocktail recipes even specifically call for Ceremonial Grade Matcha. Where does this Matcha come from? Our Matcha is grown by Nagata Chaen, a single estate, organically focused family farm near the city of Uji in Kyoto, Japan. What if I don’t like it? If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase for any reason, just email us and we’ll refund your order in full, no questions asked.