Matcha Tea Australia - A Guide to Buying the Best Matcha Tea

Matcha tea in Australia has reached record levels of demand. Australia is going crazy for matcha as more and more people come to know about Matcha’s incredible health benefits.

$40 Matcha vs $25 Matcha - A buyers guide

In this video guide we demonstrate the difference between our ceremonial grade matcha ($35 - $40 value) vs an ordinary everyday matcha ($20 -$25 value) 

Purematcha Australia is your exclusive Australian supplier of the best organic Matcha tea’s direct from Japan.


We have built strong relations with a family run tea farm in Uji, which is in the Kyoto region of Japan. 

Uji is recognised around the world as the birthplace of matcha in Japan and is also renowned for producing the highest quality Japanese Matcha teas in all of Japan. 


Map of Uji region in Japan

Purematcha tea's are sourced direct from an Organic farm in Uji, Japan.  

Our Purematcha Japanese tea farmers follow 300 year old traditional methods for cultivating and harvesting Matcha tea. This means that the Matcha we supply to everyday Australian’s is the genuine article and the crème de la crème. 


Where can I BUY Matcha Green Tea?

Finding matcha today is far easier than a few years ago. Matcha powder and even matcha tea bags can easily be found in Coles and Woolworths. 

Ever tried a Starbucks matcha latte? Well these days there are cafes that are dedicated to matcha. .Check out this list of Matcha cafes in Sydney

WHY should i buy from purematcha?

Organic Matcha Australia

For starters our green tea’s are organically certified as per the JAS standard. Meaning that there are no traces of chemicals or pesticides used to cultivate and harvest the tea. 

The farm we buy our matcha tea only use natural fertilisers to harvest the tea. 

Safest Matcha to drink - Independently tested in Australia 

Secondly, the safety of our range of green tea’s is very important to us. To back that statement up, we sent our range of Matcha teas to ARPANSA for Radioanalytical tests.

All tests passed with flying colours having registered below levels of detection

Radiation tests

Cesium 134 (<2 Bq/kg): Not Detected ✓

Cesium 137 (<2 Bq/kg): Not Detected ✓

Sample test date: 13th August 2019.

Report reference: FA19-089 

In addition to testing for radiation levels in our tea, we often get asked if our matcha tea has been tested for Heavy metals such as lead in matcha tea. 

We used Australian Government agency (National Measurement Institute) to test for traces of Heavy Metals in our Matcha tea. Again, all tests passed with flying colours. 

Total recoverable trace elements by ICP

Arsenic (<0.05 mg/kg): Not Detected ✓

Cadmium (0.02 mg/kg): Well below guidelines ✓

Lead (0.08 mg/kg): Well below guidelines ✓

Mercury (<0.01 mg/kg): Not Detected ✓

Sample test date: 30th June 2020

Report reference: N20/015248

Testing agency: NMI (National Measurement Institute)

Official documentation is available by request.

All grades covered.

Matcha comes in two main grades of quality. We sell both culinary grade matcha and ceremonial grade matcha.

Our Kozan-Ji matcha tea is a high quality culinary matcha and is ideal for cooking, baking, creating matcha lattes and adding into your smoothies.

The tea leaves used in our Kozan-ji matcha are machine picked making the cost of the matcha more suitable for everyday culinary use. But don’t be fooled by the culinary label.

This is still a great tasting matcha and has a well rounded flavour making it good enough for drinking Matcha Tea.

Our Eisai matcha green tea is the highest quality matcha that we sell. It is a ceremonial grade matcha meaning that only the youngest baby tea leaves are used to make this matcha.

Tea farmers hand pick the leaves and the tea leaves are then de-vined, steamed and grounded down to an ultra fine powder using traditional stone mills.

Unlike the matcha varieties tea found in Coles and matcha in Woolworths, our ceremonial grade matcha is so high in quality that there is next to no bitterness. When whisked it froths up very quickly to produce a nice consistent vibrant green creama.


The flavour profile is full bodied with a velvety texture. Our Purematcha EISAI ceremonial grade matcha has a lingering sweet aftertaste and is the most simple cost-effective way to seriously improve your health and well-being.   

How fresh are Purematcha teas?

Each year the matcha tea harvest begins in April/May.

The first flush, is defined as being the very first plucking of the tea plants’ harvest season; the leaves plucked in the First Flush are always the most tender and of the highest quality. 

The baby tea leaves are de-stemmed & de-vinned, steam dried and then refrigerated for storage. The tea leaves are only ground down into matcha when we place the order with the farm.


This makes our Purematcha teas supremely fresh, meaning that you’re getting the most out of the nutrients that Matcha is famed for.

Each Purematcha pouch is stamped with a 12 month expiry which in effect indicates the date the tea leaves were ground to matcha and packaged (12 months prior to the date stamped on the pouch). 


Which cultivar is used in Purematcha culinary grade matcha?

Purematcha’s Kozan-ji Matcha is made from the Yubukita cultivar, the most widely grown cultivar in Japan accounting for 77% of all tea plants in Japan. 

Yabukita can be easily recognised by its long, straight, intense green leaf. Yubukita is popular amongst tea growers because of its high yield and its distinct umami flavour. It is frost resistant and can also be cultivated in different soils and climate. 


Which cultivar is used in Purematcha ceremonial grade matcha?

EISAI ceremonial grade matcha comes from the Okumidori cultivar. This Uji grown cultivar is often reserved for the highest quality green teas because of its well rounded and naturally sweet umami taste. 

When brewed, the texture is velvety, smooth and has a very rich creamy finish. 

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