Matcha green tea powder is a special type of green tea produced with exceptional care and tradition. All our matcha is hand-picked and stone-ground to produce an extraordinarily smooth, high-quality matcha powder. Freshly ground for us right before being packed in air-tight tins and shipped from Japan, our 100g tins of Matcha Wakatake are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, Matcha Wakatake is a vibrantly green tea powder with that characteristically sweet and fresh grassy taste associated with premium matcha powder.
Traditionally prepared hot in a bowl with a chasen (bamboo matcha whisk), matcha has become most recently popular prepared in other forms (including our locally famous iced mango matchas!). If you are looking for matcha to enhance smoothies, baking, or cocktails; as a matcha latte; or to shake up as an iced matcha at home, we recommend using the Matcha Wakatake. We recommend our Matcha Wako and Matcha Unkaku ceremonial grade matcha powders for traditional preparation.
Our producer of Matcha Wakatake, Marukyu-Koyamaen, first began producing tea in the Genroku period (1688-1704) in Ogura, Uji. Over the centuries, Marukyu-Koyamaen has stayed true to their tradition and their mission of growing and producing exceptionally high-quality Ujicha (Japanese green tea). Still family-owned, Marukyu-Koyamaen remains highly esteemed and now ranks among the foremost producers of fine teas in Japan, winning many national prizes.
Matcha Wakatake comes in a 100 gram tin, or about 50 servings. Refill this tin for 10% off in store.
The traditional powdered ceremonial Japanese green tea, matcha has recently gained popularity in the west as a "super-food". As opposed to other teas where an infusion of the leaf is drunk, with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed. This, of course, means more antioxidants and more caffeine. Our Matcha Wako is enjoyed in thin tea preparation and is the second highest of the ceremonial grades (usucha, thin grade). It arrives vibrantly green and freshly sealed in airtight 20 gram tins which yield 12-14 servings.
Our matcha is freshly ground for us in Japan right before it's shipped from our award-winning producer, Marukyu-Koyamaen. Incredibly, Marukyu-Koyamaen began producing tea during the Genroku period (1688-1704) in Ogura, Uji. Part of the venerable tradition of Japanese green tea production (Ujuicha), over the ensuing centuries the quality of their tea has only increased. Still family-owned, their high standards are consistent from cultivation to the final product, forming the bedrock for their highly regarded reputation as one of the foremost producers of fine teas in Japan.
Matcha is a special type of Japanese green tea: a precious, jewel-green powder stone ground from hand-picked, high-grade Japanese tea leaves. It is traditionally whisked with hot water in a bowl to make a rich, healthful drink.
Our producer, Marukyu-Koyamaen, first began production of tea in the Genroku period (1688–1704) in Ogura, Uji. Through subsequent generations, the quality of the tea increased, thus establishing the venerable tradition of Ujicha; by the eighth generation, the market had been extended to all of Japan. A standard of high quality, consistent from cultivation to the final product, was achieved, and the company — still family-owned — remains highly esteemed. Marukyu-Koyamaen now ranks among the foremost producers of matcha in Japan, and has won many national prizes.
This superior grade can be used for thin or thick style matcha; for thin, use ~2g matcha and 1/3 cup hot water (190°F) per serving, and whisk vigorously with a chasen for about 20 seconds. Experiment with the amount of water to find your favorite formula.
Iced matcha served with a choice of honey syrup has become quite popular at our tea bar. We particularly recommend trying the iced matcha shaken with our mango infused honey, which makes a harmonious and delicious compliment to the green flavor of the matcha.
This set includes: one cocktail shaker, 100 gram tin of Matcha Wakatake, and one traditional matcha scoop. Save $5 on buying these items as a set!
This is the perfect gift set to introduce that friend or relative on the wonderful benefits of high quality matcha. For proper preparation of hot matcha, we include a jade matcha tea bowl, bamboo matcha scoop, matcha sifter, matcha chasen (whisk), and a 20g tin of our highest quality Matcha Wako. In purchasing this gift set you will save $9 from the retail price.
The traditional powdered ceremonial Japanese green tea; matcha has recently gained popularity in the west as a "super-food". As opposed to other teas where an infusion of the leaf is drunk, with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed. This, of course, means more antioxidants and more caffeine. Our Matcha Wako is enjoyed in thin tea preparation and is the second highest of the traditional grades. Prepared hot, this tea is wonderfully smooth, with sweet marine notes, it will give you an umami experience. Wako arrives vibrantly green and freshly sealed in airtight 20 gram tins which yield 12-14 servings.
Each bowl is hand-thrown and glazed; variations in shape and color should be expected as each is a unique work of art.
This traditional bamboo whisk is an essential tool for the preparation of Japan's famous ceremonial powdered green tea, matcha. Each whisk is made from a single piece of split bamboo and fashioned individually by hand in Japan.