The rise in popularity of matcha tea shows no sign of slowing down – in fact, online searches for matcha tea have increased by more than 25% in the last three years alone – and more and more tea drinkers are discovering this unique type of tea, recommending it to their friends, and enjoying each cupful.

So what is it? Well, matcha leaves differ from normal tea leaves in structure, so instead of being crushed and used to infuse hot water, they're dried and finely ground so they mix seamlessly with water and, ideally, frothed, giving a smooth, creamy texture to match its unique flavour.

Win a year's supply of matcha tea and accessories from Pure Leaf

Pure Leaf's authentic matcha has been at the heart of the tea's rise in popularity. And to ensure the best tasting tea, Pure Leaf picks its matcha leaves in shady tea gardens in Kagoshima, Japan, and uses them in its Pure Matcha, Matcha Mint and Matcha Ginger variants. Each one combines the authentic taste of green tea with the smooth flavour profile loved by us here in the UK. Smooth, delicate and delicious, it's the matcha for the people that don't like matcha – and it's even Taste Approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute, too. You can drink Pure Leaf's matcha mixed with hot water and frothed, or with milk – hot or cold.

If you want to taste it for yourself, look no further – we've got a year's supply of Pure Leaf's matcha teas, along with accessories, for one lucky winner.

The prize

  • 4 jars of Pure Leaf Original Matcha
  • 4 jars of Pure Leaf Matcha Mint
  • 4 jars of Pure Leaf Matcha Ginger
  • Accessory hamper including whisk, bowl and frother

To enter, just answer a simple question.

Find out more at pureleaf.com/uk, on Facebook at facebook.com/PureLeaf, on Instagram on @pureleaf_uk or buy at MorrisonsOcado or Amazon.

The question is: Where in Japan is Pure Leaf's matcha tea picked?

Competition closes: 2nd December 2018

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