Matcha is a very high quality green tea that has been ground to a very fine powder. It is mainly grown in Japan. Here you will find out more.
In our blog entry you will find everything you need to know about Matcha preparation
Our matcha comes from Japan, from the prefectures of Kagoshima, Aichi and Miyazaki.
No, the prefectures where our Matcha and Benifuuki are grown are up to 1600 km away. Every delivery is strictly controlled.
Yes, and these differences are very serious:
With Matcha from Japan, the tender top sprouts are picked during harvest and gently steamed as quickly as possible and then gently dried. This is similar with Matcha from Thailand, Taiwan, Korea or China, only there the tea leaves are not gently steamed to stop fermentation, but the tea leaves are heated in large pans over the fire. This procedure destroys most of the important ingredients.
Matcha from Japan is traditionally obtained from the green teas Tencha and partly from Gyokuro through further processing. For further processing, only the leaf parts and not the stems or veins are used. Tea that was not made from Tencha is called Konacha (Japanese 粉 茶, powdered tea). Tencha (Japanese: 点 茶 whipped tea) is usually a young tea that is shaded about three to six weeks before harvest. As with other shade teas, more caffeine, amino acids and certain bitter substances develop in the plant. Matcha from Thailand, Taiwan, Korea or China is usually Micro Cha. This is “Matcha” made from whole tea leaves (with stems and veins), from (unshaded) Sencha, or from (half-shaded) Kabusecha. Strictly speaking, this is not real Matcha, but tea powder.
With Matcha from Japan, in the subsequent processing step, the Tencha is gently and slowly ground in granite or stone mills to prevent the temperature from rising above 30C ° (otherwise the important ingredients are destroyed) until a very fine and bright light green powder is created . This step takes a lot of time - about only 30 g in an hour (!) - and also explains part of the high manufacturing costs. Matcha from Thailand, Taiwan, Korea or China is mostly ground in industrial metal mills, these become too hot and destroy other ingredients.
According to EU law, we are not allowed to provide information on health effects. Please find out about it elsewhere.
Preferably airtight in a refrigerator. This is how flavors and nutrients are retained the longest.
Our products have an expiration date of usually more than 1.5 years. After opening, the longer you keep Matcha, the more the freshness of the powder will suffer. A guideline is around 30 days. During this time you can store matcha without losing freshness if stored appropriately.
Yes, Matcha is 100% vegan.
Yes, matcha is 100% gluten free.
Matcha is grown by only a few tea farmers in Japan. The manufacturing process is very complex and the tea is only harvested once a year. For e.g. 30g Matcha, the tea leaves have to be ground in special granite mills for one hour. Furthermore, only about 4% of Japan's total annual harvest is exported.
Yes. The capsules can be opened without hesitation (unscrew the capsule) and the contents can either be whipped or poured into a drink. For example, some customers put the capsules including the capsule skin in the smoothie mixer. The capsule dissolves in liquid and can also be drunk.
Yes, our Nespresso® Capsules fit in every Nespresso® Machine. We recommend draining once after a prepared coffee (without capsule). This allows the taste of the tea capsule to develop optimally.
Yes, the Nespresso® Machine brews at about 80 degrees. Ideal for our matcha caps!
You can find information about our shipping and payment conditions here.
If you have placed your products in the shopping cart and then click on "Checkout", you will be taken to the page where you can enter your customer information. On the right side you will find a field above that says "Discount". Enter the code there and click on "Apply".
You will receive the voucher with the confirmation email for your registration. Please confirm the registration in the first step, then you will receive the confirmation email with the voucher.
The shipping costs are only displayed after entering the address data.
No, there are no restrictions here.
You can find the invoice in our dispatch notification email. There is a link there where the PDF invoice can be downloaded.
In principle, every voucher or discount code can be redeemed once and cannot be combined with other vouchers or codes.
If you don't want to re-enter your address information every time you make a purchase, you can create a user account. For this you have to register once and can then manage your address data and view your previous orders. Before placing your next order, you simply log in and you can process your order process more quickly without entering your data again.
Click on "Login" in the top right corner of the main menu. If you don't have a user account yet, you can register here. Click on "Register" and fill out the form. You will immediately receive a confirmation by email.