Uji Matcha is produced from Gyokuro grown in the Uji region of Kyoto, Japan. There are no preservatives or additives of any kind. Imported directly from Japan to preserve peak freshness. Featuring rich and refined flavour, exceptionally fragrant aroma and lush deep green color, Uji matcha (powdered green tea) is ideal for tea drinks and as ingredient for both Japanese and Western-style confectionery. The primary constituent of green tea is catechin, which makes green tea astringent.