Culinary matcha is a grade of matcha that's designed to be used in cooking and baking. It is a finely stone ground powder obtained from the second harvest of specially shade grown tea leaves from Japan.
This grade of matcha has a bolder, more robust flavour and more bitter notes as compared to ceremonial grade matcha. It is slightly less vibrant green than ceremonial grade matcha but the colour and flavour when blended into recipes shines through other complementary ingredients.
The sky's the limit when it comes to the uses of matcha. A few ways in which culinary matcha can be used are in ice creams, cakes, gelatos, chocolates, pancakes, waffles and the like. However, for drinking as tea, we still recommend our Ceremonial Grade Matcha.
Storage advice: Matcha should either be stored in the freezer, if you plan on not opening it for a while, or in the fridge, once it’s opened. In both cases, store in an air-tight container away from light. Improper storage can affect the vibrancy, colour, and taste of Matcha.