The Way of Tea

Learn about the history of matcha and its journey through the centuries

Matcha tea

Origins of Matcha

Nowadays, you may know about matcha through its variety of forms. From the original tea to baked goods to cosmetics, matcha has become a household name, and rightfully so. With multiple health benefits and easy accessibility, matcha has withstood the test of time because of its versatility. The origin of matcha dates back centuries and we’re going to share its story with you.

The tea ceremony requires years of training and practice… yet the whole of this art, as to its detail, signifies no more than the making and serving of a cup of tea. The supremely important matter is that the act be performed in the most perfect, most polite, most graceful, most charming manner possible.

– Lafcadio Hearn

Preparing matcha for the tea ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony

At Yum Matcha, we value the significance of the ceremonial grade matcha tea used during the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Japanese Tea Ceremony is an important part of the history of matcha, but there is more to the ceremony than just that. As a matter of fact, the Japanese Tea Ceremony is also known as “The Way of Tea.” Participants worshiped purity, harmony, and mutual tolerance and designed the ceremony to represent these values.