At Matcha Matcha, we’re all about giving you a coffee alternative that doesn’t leave you feeling wired or jittery. We all know the love-hate relationship with coffee - the comforting morning ritual that often leads to an energy crash and jitters. Our founder understands that dilemma all too well. She, like many of us, cherished her morning coffee routine - a moment to pause before the day’s chaos but coffee’s drawbacks were undeniable and she found herself searching for a better alternative.
That’s when she found matcha, the vibrant green tea powder celebrated for its health benefits, steady energy boost and artistry of preparation. Yet, she found not all matcha is created equal. Some are fantastic, while others are 'meh' (at best). Whilst talking to others she realised she wasn’t alone in her quest for top-notch matcha that she could make at home, and that’s where Matcha Matcha was born.
Our Promise: Quality is Key
Our matcha is sourced in Uji, Japan, a region commonly known as the birthplace of matcha. We use only the first flush of shade grown tea leaves which are hand-picked, steamed, dried and stoneground. To read more about this go to the ‘Our Matcha’ page.
The Matcha Experience: A Simple Pleasure
We believe in the artistry of matcha preparation, which is why we consider Matcha Matcha as not just a product, but an experience. Every sip is a moment to yourself, a chance to slow down and enjoy the art of ritual. Whether you want a morning boost or a moment of calm in the afternoon, Matcha Matcha is here to enhance it.
Join Our Journey
Whether you're new to matcha or a seasoned pro, join us on our journey to elevate your daily routine. Experience the goodness of matcha with Matcha Matcha - where ritual, health and taste come together.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder made from ground green tea leaves. Our matcha leaves are 100% shade grown, hand picked, steamed, dried and then stone ground into a fine powder. Matcha has a rich umami flavour with a hint of sweetness.
Where does your Matcha come from?
Our matcha comes from the Uji region of Japan, an area commonly known as the birthplace of matcha. Its perfect combination of climate and terrain produces some of the highest quality of matcha in the world.
How do I prepare Matcha?
1.Add two scoops of matcha using your Chashaku (bamboo spoon) or one teaspoon of matcha to your Chawan (or a small bowl).
2. Add 30ml of hot water (ideally 80 degrees) and whisk using your chasen (bamboo whisk) thoroughly until there are no lumps. You can also use a small electric whisk or milk frother here if preferred. If sweetening add a touch of honey (or preferred alternative) at this stage and mix again briefly.
4. If enjoying cold, pour your milk over ice and add the matcha mixture. If not, heat or froth your milk and pour over the matcha mixture. You can use your milk of choice, we love oat milk!
For more ideas on how to prepare matcha, visit our Instagram, TikTok or blog.
What does ceremonial mean?
Matcha comes in different grades, the highest quality grade of matcha is known as ceremonial. Ceremonial grade matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves that are carefully ground into a fine powder, resulting in a vibrant green colour and a smooth, creamy texture. It is characterised by its rich flavour, with a delicate balance of natural sweetness, unami and slight bitterness.
For our ceremonial grade matcha we use the first (spring) harvest of tea leaves for the highest quality experience.
What are the benefits of drinking Matcha?
Studies have found several benefits to drinking matcha:
1. It is antioxidant-rich: matcha is known for its high concentration of antioxidants, in particular catechins. These antioxidants help neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, which if not neutralised, can lead to oxidative stress and damage to cells.
2. Focus and alertness: matcha contains caffeine and provides a sustained release of energy without the jitters or crash, we like to refer to it as green caffeine.
3. Boosted metabolism: Studies have shown matcha helps to increase your metabolism and fat oxidation.
4. Nutrition: matcha contains vitamins A, C and E, as well as trace minerals such as zinc and selenium. It also contains fibre, chlorophyll and other beneficial plant compounds.
5. Antibacterial properties: studies have shown matcha has antibacterial properties, which help promote oral health, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Is Matcha a good alternative for Coffee?
Yes! Matcha contains caffeine, which will help improve concentration and alertness, but it also contains L-theanine which has been shown to promote relaxation and mental clarity, resulting in a state of calm focus.
See the ‘benefits of drinking matcha’ FAQ for more reasons to switch coffee for matcha.