Koicha is a excellent-class type of powdered, extra-fine ground tea. It is used for what is known as the Japanese tea ceremony Chanoyu “Thick Matcha” during which the tea is whisked with a bamboo tool called a chasen, in a handcrafted bowl called a chawan. Quality Matcha is always a pea-green, extra-fine powder with a distinctive, grassy aroma. The foamy infusion is fresh and deep green with an unforgettable, very intense taste. Its health benefits are endless! We recommend that it be enjoyed after dessert or a Japanese sweet but never on an empty stomach.