Matcha Green Tea
Matcha is made from green tea leaves that are ground into a fine powder. To make a cup of matcha, you simply whisk the powder with hot water and enjoy the bright green brew. Matcha was originally used in tea ceremonies in Japan, and has grown in popularity around the world. It is high in anti-oxidants and other healthy compounds, making it a winner for both flavor and benefits. The taste is much stronger than regular green tea, and the caffeine content is higher. This makes it a great choice for an energizing drink in the morning.
- ceremonial grade - This is the highest grade of matcha. It is made from very select leaves of shade-grown tea plants, giving it a rich and grassy flavor. Connoisseurs prize this tea for its incomparable balance of umami flavor and smoothness.
- flavored matcha - Flavored matcha is usually medium grade matcha, which is still a premium product. It is much more affordable than ceremonial grade and tastes delicious. There are so many flavors to try, we recommend getting a variety pack to try them all!
- organic matcha - Pure, organic matcha is grown with zero pesticides to ensure the safest product possible. However, many tea farms take great care to minimize pesticide use even if they are not certified organic.
- culinary matcha - The lowest grade of matcha is sold for cheap prices and is mainly used for baking and cooking. We don't recommend purchasing this type, since it can taste bitter. Medium grade matcha is still affordable and works well in recipes for a higher quality result.
Matcha Green Tea Caffeine:
Matcha has approximately 60-70mg of caffeine per 8 ounce cup. This is higher than an 8 ounce cup of regular green tea, which typically has around 20-30mg of caffeine. Matcha is still less caffeine than coffee, which averages around 80-100mg per 8 ounce cup. To summarize, matcha has the perfect amount to wake you up without overdoing it.
Choosing Your Matcha:
Many matcha varieties are sold in tins and bags, committing you to a larger quantity. Single serving sachets offers added convenience by allowing your matcha to remain fresh in individually sealed pouches. Now with more flavors of matcha available, the question is - what flavor will you choose?
If you are not sure, we recommend purchasing a matcha variety pack. Here you can try 16 different samples of matcha to find out your favorites. Each matcha sachet holds 3 grams of matcha, allowing you to make a full 16 ounces of tea.
Farm To Cup Direct Sourcing:
We source our organic matcha direct from a family owned tea farm that has many decades of experience. Each matcha is flavored with natural extracts preserving and unleashing the flavor and aromas from the original ingredient.
How To Prepare Matcha Green Tea:
There are many ways to prepare matcha, both hot, cold, as a latte or in a smoothie. You can also add it to baked goods for color and flavor. Traditionally, Matcha is whisked in hot water and drunk straight. Modern tea culture has moved towards matcha lattes as the preferred method. If you are new to matcha, lattes are the best choice to start. Mix the matcha in hot water first with a bamboo whisk or electric frother, and then add milk and sweetener. Read on for more detailed recipes.
Matcha Green Tea Latte: (for a 16 ounce serving and more caffeine)
Add 1x 3 gram packet of matcha to about 6-8 ounces of hot water and froth until dissolved.
Add in milk, soy milk, or almond milk and sugar. Froth until you have nice foam.
Pour over ice. (you can garnish with a little matcha, shaved chocolate, ginger or anything else!
Because our packets contain more matcha than other brands, this green tea matcha will provide even more caffeine than the standard amount.
Matcha Green Tea Banana Smoothie
Dissolve 1 packet matcha in 1/4 cup hot water.
In a blender, add 1 banana; 1 cup skim milk, soy, or almond milk; 1 tsp honey & cup of ice.
Blend until smooth. Enjoy!