MATCHAandMORE is pleased to offer matcha/green powdered tea produced by Koyama-en and Shorai-en. The careful blending of different plant varieties grown on different types of soil is the key to the art of creating unique blends of matcha, whose quality remains consistent over time. The tea is shipped fresh directly from Japan and mailed to you; please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. MATCHAandMORE prices are based in part on the 100 day moving average of the Japanese Yen to the USDollar.

MATCHAandMORE's matcha is free from radiation.
Koyama-en tea company had radiation tests done on samples of the May 2011 crop of tea leaves taken from 3 areas in Uji, Japan (about 500 miles from the disaster area). The results were NEGATIVE for iodine 131 and cesium 134 and 137. Click on these links to see copies of the test results (certificate1, certificate2, certificate). They will continue to monitor the health and safety of their tea.

MATCHAandMORE offers a selection of utensils for the study of chanoyu/The Japanese Way of Tea. Each item has been selected for its value and quality by Joyce Kubose, an instructor in chanoyu in the Chicago area.
MATCHAandMORE recommends books and places to study chanoyu. Chanoyu is a spiritual practice based on integrating the principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility into one's everyday life through the simple act of making and sharing a bowl of tea.