The high content of chlorophyll, a green pigment that gives the green colour to leaves, is contained in matcha and it cleanses the body of toxins. The amount of chlorophyll in the leaves increases as a result of a special production method involving shading of tea plants three weeks before harvest. Thanks to that the real matcha from Japan has a beautiful intense green colour.
This is also how you detect the quality of matcha. If you compare our ceremonial and cooking grade matcha, you can see the clear difference in colour. Ceremonial matcha having more intense and clearer green colour – that is the chlorophyll.