I've added a link and some info off of another website. There is a company that imports this type of tea, and they sell it in boxes of 10 Sleeves. 1 sleeve per cup. It typically sells for @$14-16 a box, and 2 boxes do not come even near what 1 kilo would cost.
The Tea I am looking at comes from Japan. it is organically grown. Normal grade is $28.50 a kilo, and top grade is $56 a kilo. 1 kilo = 2.2 lbs. Top Grade has a better taste and a slight sweetness to it, while normal grade tastes closer to grass. The Matcha Tea from Richi, that I've been drinking is closer to normal grade than top.
10oz. of Matcha Tea from Amazon Prime is $22.80
Matcha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The health benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.
One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content.
For maximum nutritional benefit, matcha tea is unparalleled.
A cancer-fighter, a fat-burner, and much more, matcha leaves other green teas far behind
Every day, countless people throw away valuable antioxidants and minerals. While seemingly unimaginable, thats exactly what happens when you brew a cup of green tea because water can only extract a fraction of green teas benefits. The majority actually remains unused, trapped in the tea leaves. In reality, the only way to truly take advantage of green teas full potential is to consume the entire leaf. But that doesnt mean you need to start eating tea leaves. The simplest solution is to just enjoy a bowl of matcha. Because matcha is straight, stoneground tea leaves, matcha provides you with green teas powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can. In fact, to even begin to match the potency found in a single serving of matcha, you would need to drink at least ten cups of brewed green tea. When it comes to helping you achieve and maintain optimum health, matcha is without equal.
Amongst its many benefits, matcha...
Is packed with antioxidantsincluding the powerful EGCg
Boosts metabolism and burns calories
Detoxifies effectively and naturally
Calms and relaxes
Enhances mood and aids in concentration
Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
Fights against viruses and bacteria
Is rich in fiber
Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Does not raise insulin levels