How is matcha different from regular green tea leaves?
Matcha plants are shade-grown for three weeks prior to harvest, preserving the maximum amount of chlorophyll in each leaf, and increasing the content of amino acid, L-theanine.
Matcha is very high in chlorophyll, which is known for helping to support the immune system and circulation.
Unlike steeped green tea, with matcha you are consuming the entire leaf and all its benefits. The nutrients in matcha are easily absorbed by the body and it’s perfect for use in lattes, smoothies, and baking.
Which Matcha Grade should I choose?
If you’re enjoying your matcha the traditional way (with water only) then you will love our Ceremonial Grade for its smooth, mellow flavour with no bitterness.
For a more economical option, choose our Latte Grade, this will give you a slightly bolder matcha, which can also be enjoyed with water only.
If you always enjoy your matcha made with plant-based milks, then our Latte Grade is best for you. Our Culinary Grade can also be enjoyed for use in lattes as a more economical option.
If you are using matcha as an amazing superfood in your smoothies, juices, and culinary creations (or for its brilliant green colour; think green coconut cream icing!), then our Culinary Grade is best for you. Its bolder flavour will hold its own when used with other ingredients, especially when adding sweetness.
Shipping: when, where, and how much?
We courier New Zealand-wide, within 1-3 days of placing your order.
We offer a flat rate free of $3.50 and free urban shipping in New Zealand with orders over $50
Matcha seems expensive - how long will one pouch of Matcha Matcha last?
Matcha may seem expensive but a little goes a long way – one serving is approx. one gram (1/2 tsp), or up to two grams (1 tsp) if you like a stronger flavour. That means up to 60 servings per pouch. Far more economical than coffee capsules!
What milk should I use for my Matcha Latte?
We think plant-based milks make the best and most delicious matcha lattes. Our favourites are fresh almond milk (we like homemade or Carew Kitchen) and coconut milk. Oat, rice, and soy milk also work well. We usually use a milk/water combination depending on how you like it. For example, we use ½ almond milk ½ water, or ¼ coconut milk, ¾ water for a perfect latte; creamy but not too rich.