Where to buy matcha green tea
Buying matcha green tea can be difficult depending on the country you live in, and not to mention expensive. If you live in Australia, a lot of the tea chains like Tea Too are just way too expensive. For something with so many health benefits, many people may not actually care whether their tea is cheap or not. But for most of us price is still a factor.
I've imported matcha a few times from Japan and mostly had good experiences. One key influence on price is the grade. The best type of matcha is "ceremonial" which is made from the finest leaves at the tip of the plant. You'll notice the difference with this kind of grade because it has a much brighter green colour and has a smoother taste. But this means it's more expensive. I've tried this once in Japan and it had an amazing taste, but since then I've mostly had medium to low grades (which is far cheaper to buy) and is still amazing to drink. Being direct from the source in Japan it hasn't gone through any re-packaging locally and is fresh and full of natural energy.
So what are your recommendations? Have you got any tips on where to buy matcha green tea? Comment below!
Update: you can now buy organic matcha green tea online on my website