Extraordinary care is given to the process from just picked leaf to finely ground powder. This special attention preserves the color of the immature freshly picked leaves and maximizes their fresh picked flavor. Super fine Green Tea powder results in all the goodness of whole leaf tea, restorative antioxidants, and cancer-suppressing flavonoids that Matcha is famous for. Shade grown the last 3 weeks before hand picking, flash frozen and freeze dried, then stone gowned just before shipping to preserve flavor and color. True to Summit’s DNA, we source this tea directly from the farmer in Ugi, Japan.