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seeking Japanese matcha

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I was thrilled to find Cindy's Planet, the cafe in Chinatown that offers an array of hard-to-find Asian drinks, including green tea made with matcha (the powdered tea used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony).

Where can I buy matcha in larger quantities? The local Japanese markets (like Yoshinoya in Central Square Cambridge) have precious tiny tins of it for a lot of money, but is there a cheaper way?

And, does anyone know of other cafes that serve matcha?

Thanks.

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  1. On the Internet. If you want their Web pages, I can post here.

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    1. re: Hiko Ikeda

      Yes, please, would love to know the URL's. Thanks.

      1. re: david

        New York City has a Japanese grocery story that sells many types of Japanese tea.

        People who live in New England can order most of the store's items by mail.

        Link: http://www.katagiri.com/

        1. re: Hiko Ikeda

          Although San Francisco's Japantown has three Japanese grocery stores, only one of them has its Web site.

          Anyway, I think that all items on the list are shipped to Boston.

          Link: http://www.maruwa.com/index_e.html

    2. i havnt been able to find high quality green tea in
      any stores but i often order tea from two online
      sites and they both have matcha
      http://www.japanesegreenteaonline.com/
      http://www.o-cha.com/