Frequently Asked Questions
What is Matcha?
If you are new to the whole Matcha scene, and are curious as to its origins and growing process, please follow the link below to get a deep insight into Matcha.
What are the health benefits of Matcha?
Matcha has been hailed as the new super food for a modern lifestyle. However, we know that there is a lot more to Matcha than just a passing fashion for those hipster types. The truth of the story is, Matcha has been used in Japan and China for thousands of years, and it has just taken us this long to catch up. Matcha is here to stay and the proven health benefits are what will ensure that Matcha becomes part of our daily lives for years to come.
How can I use Matcha?
Matcha is extremely universal, and its nutritional benefits can be consumed in a number of ways. Many people choose to mix our Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder with just hot water, as they feel it ensures maximum purity and effect. My Matcha way: I add a spoon to my milk in the morning and I froth that baby up. Adding a spoon to a smoothie can be a nice sneaky way to get your Matcha hit. I saved the best for last, Matcha can add some wicked colour and goodness to home baking, it used just be the Gourmets that cooked with Matcha, now it is an option for all of us Matcha enthusiasts. Keep an eye on our site for recipe up-dates and more ideas and exciting new ways to include Matcha in your diet.
Where does Matcha come from?
Matcha essentially means "Powdered Green Tea". It was a staple ingredient and sacred used by monks in both China and Japan. Japan was where Matcha first began to be used by the general population and has become an integral part of their society. Tea ceremonies are very popular and are a common ritual among families and friends. Many people believe that matcha is strictly a Japanese tea, however Matcha is grown in China also.
In fact, since the nuclear disaster in Japan, many European and US based Matcha suppliers like ourselves, have chosen to source Chinese matcha as there are many uncertainties around how the increased radiation levels affect Japanese produce.
Do we offer discounts for larger orders (Cafes/restaurants/etc.?)
We do offer discounts for larger orders. Many cafes stock our Matcha and we customise each of our discounts depending on quantity. Please drop us an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Send e-mails to: MatchaIreland@gmail.com