Riching has been one of the best matcha factory in China, we introduce Japanese matcha production technologies and develop our own matcha tea grinding technologies. At present, Riching matcha factory can supply different grades matcha: culinary grade matcha, premium grade matcha, ceremonial grade matcha. To meet our clients’ higher requirements for coffee shops and bakeries, we develop TOP matcha series.
As the leading matcha supplier, we have passed EU and USDA organic certifications for matcha tea powder and instant tea powder. We look forward to be your reliable matcha supplier in China and 100% support your business.
We are professional matcha factory all over the world. Riching matcha conform or exceed the food standards and we will be happy to support you if you have more strict requirements.
MATCHA VS GREEN TEA
People often ask what is the difference between the Matcha and the green tea besides the matcha been consumed as the whole grounded powder. The true unique practices in Matcha farming, shading the growth and the removal of the stems.
In early spring, Riching farmer chooses strongest growing Green Tea plant for Matcha and is shaded for slow growth about 3 weeks. In shading, a natural wonderful process occurs which is the plants grow more Theanine. Theanine helps our minds feel calm and focused.
All matcha from Riching matcha factory need shading before production.
The Benefits of Matcha Tea
Riching produce 100% pure matcha tea powder because it is very effective in offering all the nutrients — L-Theanine, catechins and EGCG into our body.
L-Theanine is a unique free amino acid in tea. Theanine and caffeine combination caffeine in matcha have anti-fatigue effect and help our mind feel calm and alert at the same time, that helps our improved mental focused.
EGCG has effects of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
We shade organic matcha tea plant for slow growth about 3 weeks before harvest, so that the tea plant grows more theanine.
Matcha Tea Source and History
Matcha Originates from Japan? No! Riching Matcha is Revitalizing the Beautiful but Forgotten Chinese Matcha Tradition
Matcha (抹茶) is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves shaded from the sun before harvest. Many consumers believe matcha originates from Japan, but this is a misconception. In reality, matcha has its roots in China, dating back to the end of the Sui and Tang dynasties. It flourished during the Song Dynasty. The practice of matcha preparation was later brought to Japan by the monk Eisai. By the Ming Dynasty, as brewed tea gained popularity in China, the art of Chinese matcha gradually faded, leading to a historical gap.
From the 21st century onwards, China has seen significant advancements and innovations in matcha processing techniques, including steaming, drum roasting, hot air, and more. These methods result in a matcha with a lasting aroma and a fresh, mellow taste. Catering more to Chinese palates, Chinese matcha has gained global popularity due to its diversity and inclusivity.
The Riching Matcha Estate
At Riching Matcha, our tea gardens are meticulously maintained. Rows of tea plants are spaced 1.8 meters apart, with each row measuring 50 meters in length. This precision allows harvesting machines to collect leaves efficiently, filling a bag per row. Shading, a critical technique in matcha cultivation, is meticulously managed. The process from picking to grinding involves several steps – weighing, storing, cutting, roasting, winnowing, drying, grinding – all performed on an automated production line, ensuring consistent high quality.
Matcha’s Journey into Chinese Consciousness
Matcha truly entered the Chinese market with the introduction of Starbucks’ Matcha Latte in 2010. Before this, domestic production was mostly coarse green tea powder, far from genuine matcha standards. The market was largely dominated by Japan until the 2011 nuclear incident in Japan, which led many businesses to turn to China for matcha. This shift, coupled with our existing exports of matcha and mulberry leaves to Japan, convinced us at Riching Matcha to focus heavily on the matcha market.
Since 2018, we have entered a golden period of development, reaching a peak in 2020. Our tea garden area expanded from 800 to 5500 acres, with a production of over 700 tons and a value close to 100 million yuan. We have partnered with renowned Chinese brands like Holiland, HEYTEA, and Ancient Tea.