- ▼What is matcha?
- Matcha is 100% pure ground green tea leaves. Nothing else.
- ◄What does matcha taste like?
- Matcha tastes fresh and green – similar to green tea, but more earthy and robust. The flavour strikes an appealing balance between subtly sweet and mildly bitter.
- ◄Does matcha contain caffeine?
- Yes, all tea contains caffeine naturally. One serve of matcha (2g) has roughly 70 mg of caffeine compared to 100 – 200 mg of caffeine in a single cup of coffee. Matcha also contains the amino acid L-theanine, famous for its calming and relaxing effects. For this reason, matcha is considered both a relaxant and a stimulant. And, unlike coffee, matcha shouldn’t leave you with the jitters you can get from coffee.
- ◄Is your matcha organic?
- We offer a range of both conventional and organic matcha.
- ◄Shouldn't all matcha be organic?
- Great question. We covered this question in one of our blog articles. Read it here.
- ◄Where is your matcha grown?
- We source our conventional matcha from the Nishio region, Japan. Our organic matcha comes from the Kagoshima region, Japan.
- ◄How do I prepare matcha?
- Learn how to prepare the perfect bowl of matcha here
- ◄Do I really need a whisk (chasen) to make matcha?
- For a traditional preparation we recommend a bamboo whisk. It enhances the whole experience and also produces more frothy goodness. If you’re looking for a more modern approach, why not try one of our electric matcha whisks.
- ◄Why is matcha more expensive than other tea?
- Matcha is serious business. The process from farm to cup requires significant expertise, care and knowledge, involving traditional cultivation processes which date back more than a century. The leaves are shade grown, hand-picked, steamed, de-stemmed and slowly ground into an ultra-fine powder at a rate of only 30 grams per hour. Additionally, most of the matcha produced in Japan actually stays in Japan, with less than 10% exported, which makes demand higher than some other teas.
- ▼How should I store my matcha?
- Matcha should be stored in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place — like your refrigerator.
- ▼What are the health benefits of matcha?
- You can read all about the health benefits here.
- ◄How can I identify a good quality matcha?
- There are some key things to look for when buying matcha.
Origin — Japan Aroma — fresh, grassy, sweet
Colour — rich vibrant green
Price — You tend to get what you pay for
Taste — smooth, subtly sweet with a slight astringency and minimal lingering bitterness.
If you'd like to kow more, we wrote a blog article about it here.