In China during the Tang dynasty (618–907), tea leaves were steamed and formed into tea bricks for storage and trade. The tea was prepared by roasting and pulverizing the tea, decocting the resulting tea powder in hot water, and then adding salt. During the Song dynasty (960–1279), the method of making powdered tea from steam-prepared dried tea leaves and preparing the beverage by whipping the tea powder and hot water together in a bowl became popular.
Preparation and consumption of powdered tea was formed into a ritual by Chan Buddhists. The earliest extant Chan monastic code, titled Chanyuan Qinggui (Rules of Purity for the Chan Monastery, 1103), describes in detail the etiquette for tea ceremonies.
Zen Buddhism and methods of preparing powdered tea were brought to Japan by Eisai in 1191. In Japan, it became an important item at Zen monasteries and from the 14th through the 16th centuries was highly appreciated by members of the upper echelons of society.
A growing interest in powdered tea and consumption of matcha globally has fuelled a growing resurgence in China where it has not been popular for some time.
When talking about matcha, or matcha green tea, people always think about matcha tea which comes from Japan. For a long time, many people believe that matcha originates from Japan and best matcha comes from Japan. However, they ignore the matcha development history. Along with the development of matcha including plantation, harvesting and production, Chinese matcha steps into public sight. More and more matcha blend products end consumers and producers would like to choose the matcha from China supplier and manufacturer.
Under this circumstance, Hefei Dielegance Biotechnology Co., Ltd., a company devoted itself to the natural and healthy products for humans, launches the matcha green tea powder project several years ago, including raw material selection, plantation survey, growth environment investigation, tea leaves picking, production, etc.