Matcha is 100% pure green tea in powder form. Instead of steeping the leaves, you are consuming the whole leaf ground into a fine powder. You whisk the green tea powder in hot water and drink it all down!
Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis (tea) plant. The plants are shade grown for 21 days before harvest. After plucking, the leaves are lightly steamed then dried. The stem and veins are removed and the leaves are ground into a fine powder, which is matcha. Read more about how matcha is made.