Lalani & Co Matcha Gold is grown on an organic family-run garden in Kagoshima, Japan. Single-origin matcha is hard to find. Most matcha is blended from various gardens.
We decided to make this matcha from a single varietal of tea called saemidori. The tea plants are covered, like you see in the picture, for 3 weeks to increase the L-theanine amino acid in the leaf (responsible for matcha’s mood lift effect).
Organic growing is also very important, so your matcha is free from pesticides.
This is a pure spring season matcha as the highest quality green tea in Japan grows in the spring. High quality matcha should be bright, vibrant, and rich in colour. The powder should be so finely milled that it wafts from the jar like smoke.