Matcha and Matcha are not the same. One can find many products in the European market, which are called “Matcha”, but do not contain any. It is therefore important to us to inform about fake matcha and show you how to find out about the quality difference with the Matcha Stroke test.

Because Matcha is not a protected term, numerous competitors also offer inferior, industrially milled teas as “Matcha”. However, we describe such products as “Fake Matcha.” By using the “stroke test”, the quality of Matcha can be easily tested by yourself. High quality Matcha is also recognized by its color. High quality Matcha powder is bright emerald green. If the color is yellowish or even brownish, then the product has no convincing quality and the base usually no pure noble tencha leaves.


Matcha tea has different qualities and prices. Authentic Matcha comes originally from Japan and is traditionally ground in stone mills. Noble Tencha green tea leaves are shaded before harvest and have an increased amount of chlorophyll, amino acids and antioxidants.