SONO ORGANIC categorizes powdered tea products as triturated tea leaves. Therefore Matcha, powdered Sencha, and powdered Houjicha fall into this category. In Japan, we call Funmatsucha powdered Sencha. And here we highlight the major difference between Matcha and powdered Sencha. Powdered Sencha has more catechin and vitamin C than Matcha. And Matcha has more amino acids, chlorophyll, and caffeine than powdered Sencha. Powdered teas can be used in a variety of ways, including steeped in drinks and in cooking. Also, it because the whole tea leaves include some components such as Beta-carotene, Vitamin E, chlrophyll they are safe to ingest. Powdered tea products are especially sensitive to temperature, humidity, oxygen, and sunlight. Please store in a refrigerator, and consume within 2 weeks.