Matcha Latte is a blend of fine Japanese matcha, fruit pectin, and sugar. Matcha is made from fine young tea leaves, shaded for 2 - 3 weeks, then plucked, heated, dried, and ground into a powder. This blend makes a wonderful, sweet, rich drink, especially with milk or milk substitute.
The purpose of shading the leaves prior to plucking, is to raise the chlorophyll content, giving the dried powder its deep green color, and also increases vitamin and amino acid content. As one is consuming the actual leaf, as opposed to drinking the brew steeped from the leaf, caffeine intake is higher, but available nutrient count is also elevated.
The matcha used in our blend is a high grade, added to that is fruit pectin, as a thickener, and sugar. It makes a wonderful drink - not too sweet - and foams up very nicely (due to the pectin) especially when combined with steamed milk.