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Why Matcha Should Be Organic?



Why Matcha Should Be Organic?

  Unfortunately, Japan is a big Agrichemical CountryYou may have a food safety image of Japan, but Japan is 3rd place in terms of the amount of agrichemicals used in the world.(No. 1. China: 17.8 kg/ha, 2. Korea: 13.1 kg/ha, 3. Japan: 12.1 kg/ha…8. USA:2.4 kg/ha    *kg/ha: the amount of agrichemicals per farmland hectare).Reference: Greenpeace  https://www.greenpeace.org/archive-japan/ja/news/blog/staff/blog/47468/Main Concerns for Non-Organic Matcha Matcha tends to have higher residual agrichemical levels compared with other loose leaf green teas. Before harvesting, green tea plants for Matcha are covered with a net to avoid direct sunlight. The shade-grown process of Matcha (it is necessary to increase ‘umami’) avoids the natural process for agrichemicals to be photodegraded and to be flushed out with rain. Unlike loose leaf...

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