get to know our matcha

Our core ingredient is proudly organic, ECOCERT-certified, and ethically-sourced from the birthplace of matcha:  Kyoto, Japan.

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“宇治茶 (Uji-Cha)” Matcha

Ethically sourced in Uji, Kyoto, Japan

Our star ingredient is our organic matcha, 

which is sustainability harvested from our

partnered harvest in Uji, Kyoto. From its anti-

inflammatory elements to its rich

antioxidants & age-fighting properties, 

matcha has been used for its 

health benefits in Japanese culture

as far back as the 13th century.

Our matcha is always organic, pesticide-free,

and true to our roots in Japanese beauty culture.

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matcha quick facts

  • The vivid, dark green color of matcha comes from “Shita-Saibai” harvesting, which is a cultivation method that began in Japan in the 13th century
     

  • One of matcha’s many antioxidants include catechin, an ingredient known to prevent signs of aging, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancers
     

  • Our matcha, Uji Matcha, was considered among the highest-tier of gifts to give in the 14th century when Japanese tea ceremonies began a rise in popularity

packed with
superfoods

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MATCHA

Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and anti-aging properties

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CHIA SEED

Contains omega-3 fatty acids that help restore your skin's moisture barrier

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QUINOA

Full of B vitamins, which help repair age spots and inflammation

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AÇAI

A superfood rich in amino acids that promote cell turnover

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SAKE

Produces kojic acid, a compound which brightens, tightens, & hydrates skin

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RICE EXTRACT

Contains vitamin E & ferulic acid, both of which contain anti-inflammatory properties

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SHEA BUTTER

Boosts collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

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PETROLATUM

An emollient that provides a strong hydration barrier to lock in moisture

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CAMU CAMU

Contains 30x more vitamin C than an orange and helps even out skin tone

Where our matcha
is harvested

To bring you the highest-quality matcha,

we’ve partnered with a harvester in 

Kyoto, Japan who has been in the Uji

matcha industry for over 350 years

 

We’re committed to the best matcha

for your skin, your health, and your 

wellness routine.

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take a deep dive 
into our 
ingredients

Head to our blog for
even more on our ingredients

ALWAYS CRUELTY-
FREE.

No matter the ingredient, we promise to leave

animals out of our testing process. The world could use a little more kindness,

and at Kitao Matcha,

we believe that includes being kind to

everyone, even our animal friends.

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