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I just picked up some of this matcha from davids tea and really like it! However I am still wondering if it is first or second harvest and if there are pesticides sprayed on the plants since its not “organic”. I am assuming its second harvest and probably not pesticide free since it is significantly cheaper then other matchas I have seen at whole foods or teavanna. Does anybody know anything more about this matcha?
On the whole it is a delicious tea, great for adding to smoothies and good by itself. the only thing I dislike about this tea is the lack of information about it, since I feel as though matcha is more then what they describe it as. It could have just been the staff at the location I went to, so I e-mailed the company with a few questions, hopefully I can get a reply soon and I will post it here for everyone.
For anybody that cares this is the response from David’s tea regarding pesticides used:
" As for our matcha matsu tea, this comes from Shizuoka, Japan. I unfortunately don’t have a concrete answer for you on pesticides but we always make sure that we keep a close eye on our tea estates to ensure that all of our teas are of the utmost quality for consumption.
We may not bring back the exact organic matcha that we had previously but we are always on the lookout for good quality matcha, so hopefully we’ll have something for you soon ;) "
I don think I will be purchasing the matcha from David’s tea again and I have my eye on “DO Matcha” where they have been pesticide free for over 300 years in the same plot of land. At lease they have lots of information on their product. The taste is still great I just feel like if I am consuming all leaves I should try and be pesticide free, or at least be comfortably loaded with knowledge.
Hope this helps anybody with any questions!