MATCHA 101

MATCHA 101

The Beginner’s Guide to Green Tea Powder

Don’t know matcha? You’re gonna love it. Energizing, detoxifying and dreamy as a latte, matcha is made from finely ground green tea leaves — so with every sip, you’re consuming all those full-leaf benefits. It’s surprisingly fast and easy to make. And from Matcha Boosted loose leaf to sophisticated Ceremonial, there’s a matcha for literally everyone.


A matcha for everyone

pure matcha

Like keeping things simple? Try a traditional matcha. Like all of our matchas, they’re sourced from Nishio, Japan — a place with an 800-year rep for producing the world’s finest.

grand cru matcha

This stone-ground matcha is the perfect balance between creamy and grassy.

ceremonial matcha

Sweet, smooth and luxuriously creamy, this is our highest grade matcha.

matcha matsu

This fresh, grassy matcha powder makes the ultimate green tea latte.

flavoured matcha

We have the best selection of matcha this side of anywhere. Our flavoured matchas are made with a sweet base of coconut nectar or cane sugar — perfect for green tea lattes with a little burst of flavour.

peach matcha

This energizing fruity blend will make you rethink your morning smoothie.

maple matcha

An all-natural matcha green tea with a sweet drizzle of rich maple.

vanilla matcha

With its creamy vanilla twist, this matcha powder is one of our faves.

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miracles of matcha

  • High in L-theanine, an amino acid thought to keep you calm and alert
  • Helps kickstart your metabolism
  • Detoxifying and packed with antioxidants
  • Super energizing
  • Made with the full green tea leaf, so you ingest every last nutrient

how to make matcha

Froth it up

Make the frothiest matchas and lattes with a specially designed frother.

Keep it traditional

Make sublimely perfect matcha the traditional way — with a specially made bowl and bamboo whisk.

Matcha to go

Shake it til you make it with our easy-to-use Matcha Maker.

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how to drink matcha

Matcha three ways

Whether you’re a total purist or a fruity latte lover, we’ve got what you need.

Hot

Make matcha like a pro with this classic recipe.

Step 1:
Add 2 Matcha Spoons of matcha to a bowl.

Step 2:
Gradually add hot water and whisk in an M shape until frothy.

Step 3:
Pour matcha into a mug and get sipping!

Iced

Stay cool with a refreshing iced matcha.

Step 1:
Add 2 Matcha Spoons of matcha to a bowl.

Step 2:
Gradually add hot water and whisk in an M shape until frothy.

Step 3:
Pour matcha into a mug filled with ice. Cheers!

Latte

Cozy up to a creamy green tea latte, hot or iced.

Step 1:
Whisk milk in a milk frother or small saucepan over medium-low heat.

Step 2:
Meanwhile, whisk matcha and hot water in a bowl.

Step 3:
Pour matcha into a mug (or ice-filled mug for an iced latte), add frothed milk and top with extra foam. Voila!


Matcha recipes

matcha hot chocolate

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Soft Serve Matcha Ice Cream

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Matcha Shots

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Matcha Smoothie Bowl

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Spicy Matcha Popcorn

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matcha hot chocolate

This fudgy latte combines the richness of cocoa with the delicious benefits of matcha.

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Matcha Ice Cream

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Matcha Shots

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Matcha Smoothie Bowl

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Spicy Matcha Popcorn

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Go green

Matcha boosted teas

Not ready to go full matcha? With a healthy dusting of green tea powder, our Matcha Boosted loose leaf teas make it easier than ever to start sipping all those delicious benefits.

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Get the scoop on the benefits of matcha

Ever tried a green tea latte? Then you’re already a matcha fan. This superstar green tea powder is popular for lots of reasons — think fresh flavour, energizing kick and bigtime benefits for your mind, body and mood. Because you’re ingesting the entire leaf, you get every last nutrient and antioxidant green tea has to offer. And matcha is super versatile. We especially love it on its own, as a green tea latte, added to cakes and smoothies and sipped as a fresh and fruity iced matcha. Whether you like yours sweet or neat, matcha is one trendy superfood everyone can get behind.

The story of matcha

Matcha is just now becoming popular in North America, but it’s actually ancient — Buddhist monks first brought it to Japan thousands of years ago. Green tea powder was traditionally prepared and sipped as part of zen tea ceremonies to aid in meditation. Turns out those monks were onto something — scientists have since discovered that green tea leaves contain large quantities of L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that promotes feelings of calm and mental alertness. Even if you’re not into the whole traditional tea ceremony, we love the satisfying ritual of making our own matcha and savouring every sip — it’s like a delicious exercise in mindfulness.

The best matchas ever

All of our matcha is sourced from Nishio, Japan — the region known for producing the world’s finest matcha for the past 800 years. It’s a labour of love that starts with shading tea plants for up to three weeks before plucking, which increases chlorophyll and gives the tea leaves a vibrant green colour. The leaves are then steamed, dried, deveined and carefully stone-ground to a fine powder — ready to be whisked into hot water and enjoyed.

And because we believe there’s a matcha for everyone, we offer a range of grades and flavours, from sweet Vanilla Matcha to fruity Peach Matcha to ultra-premium Ceremonial Matcha, the exquisitely creamy version used in traditional tea ceremonies. Our flavoured matchas are made with a sweet base of cane sugar or coconut nectar — perfect for green tea lattes with a little burst of flavour. Prefer to keep things simple? Try classic Matcha Matsu or go luxe with Grand Cru Matcha or Organic Ceremonial Matcha.