Important information about matcha Matcha is a fine powder made from green tea extracted from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, a plant that is used to make many other types of tea as well, such as: white tea and black tea. To obtain high-quality matcha, the aforementioned plant is grown in the shade, away from sunlight, which helps to: Slow down the growth process, and acquire a slightly dark green color. Stimulating the production of chlorophyll and some important amino acids inside the plant. Matcha tea differs from other types of tea in that it does not need to be filtered from the tea leaves. Rather, matcha powder is mixed with hot water to form a homogeneous green mixture, and then matcha is drunk warm.