Matcha, Japanese

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Our matcha is imported in small batches direct from Shizuoka, Japan, to ensure its freshness. This pure green tea powder is perfect for traditional matcha preparation, as done in the Japanese tea ceremony. Alternatively it can be cold brewed by simply adding a spoonful to a water bottle and shaking it up. This antioxidant-rich tea is naturally packed with L-theanine, providing sustained energy and a calm focus. Matcha is tasty in green tea lattes & green tea smoothies, and will become a staple in your kitchen at such a great price!


  • High-grade Japanese matcha
  • Origin: tencha from Shizuoka, Japan
  • No sweeteners, preservatives, or coloring
  • Tin 3.5 oz ~ 100 servings
  • Mini Tin 1.0 oz ~ 28 servings
  • Bulk 1/2 LB ~ 225 servings
  • Bulk 1 LB ~ 450 servings
  • Caffeine: Medium

Alternatively, check out our Organic Matcha or quality Matcha Accessories.

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Price: $12.95

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Steeping Guide
1/2-1 tsp
Per 8 oz. water

Green Tea

  • Great source of EGCG Polyphenols
  • Uplifiting, Increases Mental Focus
  • Powerful Antioxidant, Anti-Aging
  • Increases Endurance
  • Increases Metabolism
  • Assists in Weight Loss
  • Reduces Cholesterol
  • Calorie-free, Fat-free, Gluten-free

  • Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants, and has been known to fight viruses and slow aging. Green tea aids in weight loss, reduces "bad" cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and is also associated with the prevention of cancer. Green tea is widely used as a natural preservative in food and cosmetics. It even looks fresh and healthy! Green helps overweight people shed excess fat without side effects. It may help modulate calorie and fat burning through the sympathetic nervous system, the adrenal glands and specific nerve chemicals. Green tea shows fat-burning properties beyond those explained by its caffeine content.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Cold Brew Tea
    Especially great if you’re on the go! Just add a 1/2 tsp of MATCHA to your water bottle, shake well, and off you go. Optional: Add a squeeze of lemon or lime.

    Add 1/2 tsp MATCHA to single serving yogurt. Mix in 1 TBS chopped walnuts and optional 1 tsp honey or agave.

    A healthy, filling, & delicious start to the day!
    INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt; 1 cup ice; 2 cups soy milk (unsweetened for less calories); 2 tsp of MATCHA green tea powder; 2 tsp of maple syrup (or to taste). Optional: Add half of a frozen banana to the mix. It gives the smoothie a little bit more body and complements the flavor.
    PREPARATION: Add everything to a blender (adding the matcha last to avoid it sticking to the sides) and blend until smooth. Very refreshing! Single serving.

    Refreshing and simple! No blender needed.
    INGREDIENTS:1 tsp MATCHA green tea powder; 2 1/2 cups hot water; 1/2 cup milk or soy milk; 4 tsp honey or agave (sweeten to taste)
    PREPARATION: Whisk the MATCHA powder, water, and milk together in a bowl until the Matcha appears to be dissolved. Sweeten with honey and continue whisking until the consistency is smooth. Chill in the refrigerator. Pour over ice to serve. Single Serving.

    Matcha Salad Dressing
    Surprise your family and friends with this easy homemade Matcha Vinaigrette - a wonderful antioxidant-rich combination of sweet and savory that will complement any bed of greens. Our favorite salad pairing for this dressing includes arugula, roasted beets, mandarin oranges, goat cheese, and a sprinkle of sliced almonds, just to get your wheels turning and your mouth watering.
    INGREDIENTS: 1 tsp MATCHA; 1/4 cup rice vinegar; 1 TBS honey; 1 TBS orange juice; 1/2 cup sunflower or grapeseed oil; 1 tsp finely minced shallots; Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste).
    PREPARATION: Simply whisk the matcha vigorously for 1 minute in the rice vinegar. Gradually whisk in the honey and orange juice, then slowly add the oil. Mix in the shallots and season with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste. Enjoy over your favorite mixed green salad or steamed greens!

    Vegan Matcha Gelato
    INGREDIENTS: 1 ripe avocado; 1 tsp MATCHA; 11.5 oz can Coconut Milk; 1/2 cup fat free half & half or coconut cream (for vegan version); 2 TBS Agave or Rice Syrup.
    PREPARATION: Place avocado and MATCHA in high speed blender and mash well on low, raising to medium speed. Whisk cornstarch into half & half or coconut cream. Heat coconut milk with cream/cornstarch mixture in saucepan until bubbles form on sides, just to boil. Add sugar or sweetener and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in Avocado-Matcha mash until completely blended. Chill covered, until cold, and freeze in an ice cream maker. Optional: Serve with roasted & salted pistachios on top. Yields 4 1/2 cup servings.

    Smoky Sea Salt Matcha Ice Cream
    Try this one for a seriously special splurge… it’s our favorite tea recipe yet!
    INGREDIENTS: 3 egg yolks; 1/4 cup sugar; 1 tsp MATCHA; 1/4 tsp smoky salt; 2 cups milk.
    PREPARATION: Beat the eggs with the sugar, until mixture whitens. Carefully blend in the MATCHA. Heat the milk in saucepan until bubbles form on sides, just to boil. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Blend into sweetened egg mixture. Chill covered, until cold, and churn in an ice cream maker. Optional: Serve drizzled with high quality olive oil and a pinch of large grain smoky sea salt. Yields 8 1/4 cup servings (this one’s so rich you won’t want to go big in serving size!)

    Matcha Meringues
    Here’s what you can do with your 3 leftover egg whites, if you go the sinful ice cream route. It’s the most basic french meringue recipe, and never goes wrong! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 tsp MATCHA; 3/4 cups powdered sugar; 3 egg whites; Pinch of salt.
    PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Mix MATCHA into powdered sugar until you get a consistent color green throughout. Beat egg whites on high until peaks hold their shape. Slowly add sugar/MATCHA mixture and continue beating until meringue batter is stiff. Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets (parchment paper or wax paper is good to use). Bake for 2 hours, or until hard and glossy, turn off heat and allow to cool in oven. Yields about 20 meringues.

    This recipe is from Chef Carol Wallack, owner of Chicago's Sola restaurant. We made it this past Christmas season and they were great!
    INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup each: semolina flour & all-purpose flour; 1/4 cup sugar; 1/3 teaspoon baking powder; Pinch of salt; 3 TBS cold butter, cubed; 1 TBS green tea leaves, finely chopped; 1 ½ teaspoons MATCHA green tea powder; Grated zest of 1 lime; 1/3 cup whipping cream
    PREPARATION: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder and salt in the mixing bowl of a standing mixer. Add cold butter; beat just until the flour mixture is crumbly. Stir in tea, matcha and lime zest. Pour in cream; blend well. Roll out the dough on floured surface to 1-inch thick. Cut into 1-inch circles with cookie cutter. Line a cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper. Place cookies on parchment. Bake until top is firm, 12 minutes per batch. Allow to cool. Prep: 20 minutes. Cook: 12 minutes per batch. Makes: 6 dozen delicious cookies!

    INGREDIENTS: 1 TBS MATCHA green tea powder; 2 cups flour; 1 TBS baking powder; ¼ cup oil of your choice (olive, macadamia, or our favorite, almond oil); 2 cups almond milk, ½ cup granulated sugar; a few pinches of granulated sugar and a small portion of oil to coat the top of the muffins. Optional: 1 cup blueberries or chocolate chips.
    PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tins. In a medium size bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Slowly add wet ingredients, mixing well. Fill muffin tins ¾ full and top with blueberries or chocolate chips, if desired. Bake 20 minutes. Using a pastry brush, coat the top of each muffin with oil, and sprinkle on a pinch of granulated sugar. Bake an additional 2-3 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy!

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    I like the flavor of this matcha, it's very good. I couldn't get over the fact that it didn't blend nearly as well as the organic matcha and was chunky :( Unfortunately, no one likes chunks and residue. Go with the organic!!—Miss N. This tea is so good,I put it in everything,from hot tea to cold lemonade,it tastes so good and refreshing!—DangerousReader23
    I am new to matcha but did a lot of research before I bought. This matcha is SO green and smells so strong and amazing. I could smell it through the tin before I even opened in from the tin. I made my first soy latte with it and it's very good. Will be buying again. Plus, the tin is so adorable, I'm in love with the matcha and the packaging! —taylor
    Really, really cute tin. My only complaint with the packaging is the fact that the matcha comes in a little plastic baggie stuffed in the micro tin (cannot speak to the other sizes), so it's painstaking labor to pour the tea directly into the tin. But, if you're okay with the plastic bag, then it shouldn't cause this issue for you. The color is bright and the smell is characteristically grassy. I felt that the tea brews well and a little goes a long way. I mean 1/8 teaspoon gives you a decent cup. I enjoy the flavor, and I did not especially notice grittiness. The powder isn't 100% soluble, but that's because it's ground up tea leaves, not sugar.—Elizabeth
    You will not be disappointed with this tea. It is so easy to make and taste great !! Will be ordering more —Neet
    By the time the tin was empty I was so glad to have this gone. My initial impression was overly optimistic. Sorry if I mislead.—Gloria
    While I generally don't drink a lot of tea, green tea has always been one I enjoyed. Unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I found it to be very gritty and as funny as it might sound, I felt like I was drinking liquid spinach. While I love spinach, I don't necessarily want to drink it. After a few tries, I gave this to my co-worker who loves it.—mzdov
    Though I did not find that this matcha foamed well and was slightly gritty, the flavor was okay. It is less expensive then other low end matchas and a suitable substitute.—Gloria
    I really like green tea lattes as a tea treat, but I'm still deciding on this one. —Casey
    I received a small tin of this with the matcha fitness set. This is my first matcha experience and on first taste I didn't think I liked it. I gave it another try and started to fall in love. I can't even describe how amazing I feel. I admit I knew nothing about matcha until now but I'll never be without it again. I love that I can just add to cold water and drink too. Now I just order water at restaurants and mix in my matcha. I immediately reordered but I'm worried I'll run out before it arrives!—Angie
    I love this matcha! I shake it up with some cold aloe water and there's no need to add anything else. Really delicious and a great pick me up in the middle of the day. It mixes really well with no clumping and doesn't taste like dirt.—Alida
    Matcha was brought to my attention for the first time in an article I read online. After doing some searching and reading reviews I decided to try the Matcha powder from The Tea Spot. It is definitely a shock going to my morning cup of coffee to a cup of matcha but I quickly adjusted to the difference. I am trying to stay away from the cream and sugar of coffee and find the matcha to be quite refreshing, especially on these hot southern Louisiana summer days. I have a 24oz water bottle that I fill with water, ice, and 2 teaspoons of matcha powder,and one sweet n low, then shake. The powder does tend to settle at the bottom if you do not drink it quickly which is why I got a bottle specifically for my morning drink. The matcha has a pretty good flavor, I just find it more suitable to my pallet with a sweet n low for a subtle hint of sweet. One thing I have noticed is I can not drink it on an empty stomach or else it makes me nauseous, I don't know if any one else has experienced this but it is definitely an issue for me. Over all though I have enjoyed my 8 days of morning matcha and just ordered the 1/2lb bag because the tin only lasted 8 days with the recipe mentioned above. —Hailey
    We have tried matcha in the past and were excited that we could get several teas in this "one stop shop". I was, however, not very pleased with this matcha. This tea seemed to lack flavor from our previous experience. I do not think we will re-order. —Jo. Po.
    This tea is amazing! Truly the best green tea experience for me- EVER! Will be ordering more soon!!—Sarah
    A sweet and delicious tea full of antioxidants that gives me just the energy I need to keep going —jill
    I have been enjoying this in the morning and getting a wonderful, non-jittery, non-speed like burst of energy. I couldn't be happier. Love it!—Kim
    I just got this tea the other day,I have an online cupcake business and have an order for mini cupcakes for a Art reception,I use only high quality ingredients and this matcha green tea fits the bill,I did a test run of cupcakes and they turned out wonderful! I definitely would buy this tea again,it's worth the extra dollars to get a good product to infuse into my cupcakes!—Angelika (Black Tie Cupcakes) Yannuzzi
    i wish i liked this matcha as i ordered the 1/2 lb size based on the mostly positive reviews. Unfortunately, it does not foam well and leaves a gritty layer in the tea bowl. very different from other matcha that i have used. disappointing.—VEA
    I first was introducted to matcha via a chain tea store in the mall. Their matcha would clump up and isn't as smooth. I love the tea spot's matcha, and will continue to order their match and other products! You can tell what good quality it is when you drink it!—Emily
    I don't like the taste of green tea but this matcha green tea is very good! I will be reordering. You get free samples with order too! Thank You!—Debbie Woten
    This green tea powder preparation is slightly a bit more sensitive. In other words, the temperature of 155 F works well to obtain a healthy frothy breakfast drink. I usually use a tiny threaded, stainless steel strainer to the powder into a ceramic bowl. I add a few ounces of the hot water, and lightly whisk air into the mixture with the whisk. This makes larges bubbles into a froth and drink and whisk. I hope you enjoy this awesome and healthy matcha!—Mrs. Jay Schild
    This matcha is very good. You can tell it's high quality based off it's scent and color. This matcha is a lovely bright green, and has a fresh almost grassy scent. My only complaint is the packaging! I lost a good amount of my matcha trying to open the tin it comes it. To be able to pull the lid off the matcha ends up flying out all over!—Holly Raiche
    I was pleasantly surprised by this tea. I am used to matchas from Uji, so this matcha from Shizuoka was a nice change. I wasn't expecting such a pronounce sweetness but it was sweet with a full mouth feel which was nice and with a somewhat "chewy" finish. Afterwards I did experience umami which was very enjoyable. Did I like this tea, yes. Would I recommend this tea, probably not. I have to admit, there are other matchas out there that are better, especially if you are not used to preparing matcha properly or how matcha is suppose to taste. This one takes a little more effort to get the proper foam consistency. Even if you make usucha (thin tea) it's a little too thin to get the foam and if you make koicha (thick tea) it gets a little gritty with still little foam.—Richard A. Kogok