Discover the world of matcha

Matcha tea inspires us with much more than just its intense green color: it is versatile, tastes creamy-sweet and gives you a real power boost: because matcha helps you to improve your attention and is therefore a great alternative to coffee. To produce matcha (Japanese for 'ground tea'), tea leaves are still meticulously ground in a time-consuming process in granite mills, making matcha an authentic premium product. Find out all about the green wonder from Japan here!

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Matcha tea: a pick-me-up from Japan

We take you into the fascinating world of matcha! For centuries, Buddhist monks have valued the green powder, which is said to have healing properties. This is just one of the many reasons why matcha tea is an integral part of the traditional tea ceremony in Japan and is now attracting more and more enthusiasts worldwide. Not just any green tea is suitable for matcha, only so-called shade teas, which are shaded for up to 5 weeks before harvesting. The result: a vibrant green color and a unique taste on the palate. You too can easily prepare the green drink at home.

This is the effect of matcha

Why should you swap your coffee for matcha today? Matcha takes you on an enjoyable journey with its sweet and creamy taste, but that's not all: the caffeine contained in matcha gives you a real energy boost. Matcha helps you to improve your concentration and alertness. Matcha is therefore a great alternative to coffee. Try the unique effect of matcha!

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Matcha is that easy!

With the right matcha accessories, you can make your own matcha tea at home in no time at all. You will need a bowl, a traditional broom ('chasen'), a tea strainer, a bamboo spoon ('chashaku') and, of course, matcha powder!

1. First boil water - it should be between 60 and 80°C. Heat the matcha bowl beforehand and dry the broom in it for half a minute.
2. Heat the matcha bowl beforehand and warm the whisk in it for half a minute, then dry the bowl.
3. Sieve two heaped bamboo spoons of matcha into the bowl.
4. Pour about 100 ml of water into the matcha powder until the bowl is about a quarter full.
5. Then whisk with the whisk until foam forms.
6. As soon as the powder has completely dissolved and a nice, frothy surface has formed, you can enjoy your matcha.

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Recipe for hot days: Iced Matcha Latte

Matcha can not only be enjoyed warm, but also cold! We'll show you how to make a delicious iced matcha latte to cool you down on warm summer days. You will need: 300 ml milk (alternatively oat milk), 1 tsp sugar and 6 g matcha powder (e.g. our MAHŌ MATCHA N°308).

  • Fill your glass with ice cubes
  • Sift your matcha and then pour it into a milk frother with all the ingredients
  • Stir everything well with a spoon and froth all the ingredients well
  • Pour the drink over the ice cubes

Now you can enjoy your matcha iced latte!

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Frequently asked questions

What is Matcha?

Matcha (“ground tea” in Japanese) is a unique type of green tea. The tea leaves are ground into a fine powder in traditional granite mills. Unlike other types of tea, matcha is not filtered. The powder with all its valuable ingredients is enjoyed whole. The tea leaves are shaded for up to 5 weeks before harvesting, which gives the green drink its typical sweet taste.

Is matcha the same as green tea?

Matcha is steamed like green tea in the Japanese tradition, but is then finely ground in granite stone mills. Only shaded tea leaves, such as Tencha, are used to produce authentic Matcha. Before harvesting, the tea plants are shaded for up to 5 weeks, which gives matcha its slightly sweet taste.

Can I prepare matcha without a whisk?

A number of utensils are important for the optimal preparation of matcha - including the matcha whisk (Japanese 'chasen'). It ensures that the matcha powder does not clump together when it is whisked and that you get a nice, frothy drink.

When should you drink matcha?

We prefer to enjoy our matcha as a morning ritual or at lunchtime. Matcha is the perfect way to get through the day!

Which matcha is suitable for matcha latte?

There are varieties that are particularly suitable for baking and cooking, such as our MAHŌ MATCHA N°308.

What does matcha taste like?

High-quality matcha tastes juicy green and aromatic umami, which is typical of teas from Japan. Matcha fans also appreciate the creamy-sweet taste.