Matcha tea powder is finely grounded young green tea leaves. Matcha is different from traditional green tea because the plants are covered for up to 30 days before harvesting. This increases the chlorophyll production and increases the amino acid production in the plant ultimately giving it its rich flavour. After handpicking the leaves are dried and grounded to a fine powder and are packed with loads of great nutrients and benefits. To get the full benefits from matcha you have to drink the powdered leaves.