Matcha is consumed as a part of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha is made with ground Gyojuro leaves that have had all the stems and veins removed before being stone ground into a fine powder. When you drink Matcha, you consume the leaves. Matcha contains higher concentrations by volume of beneficial catechin polyphens and vitamins. Natural/unsweetened Japan's best Green tea made form single buds that are only picked in April and May.