Common Questions About Matcha
What shipping method do you use?
We ship USPS First Class, which takes 1-3 days domestic.
How long is your handling time?
Packages usually get shipped out the same or next business day.
Do you ship outside of the U.S.?
Absolutely, but the shipping rates and time will vary depending on market rates. Customs may apply.
What is matcha?
Matcha is a green tea that has been specially grown and processed into a fine powder
Where does this matcha come from?
Our matcha is harvested from the hillsides of Uji, Kyoto; the birthplace of matcha!
Is your matcha tested for radiation?
Our matcha is grown in Uji, Kyoto. Uji, Kyoto is in the southern regions of japan and is over 350 miles south of the Fukushima Power Plant. Our supplier in Japan has an independent lab that tests the finished product for radiation before it leaves the country.
How many grams are in a serving?
1 serving has 2 grams, but you can go as high as 4 grams if you like the extra caffeine.
What does matcha taste like?
Deep umami flavors and a balanced bitter profile. It’s hard to put into words quite honestly… other than tasty!
Is your matcha Organic?
Our matcha is organic! We are JAS Organic certified and we are currently waiting to get USDA Organic certified.
What grade of matcha is this?
Premium (1 level under Ceremonial Grad)
How much caffeine is in a serving of matcha?
1 serving (2 grams) has about 50mg of caffeine
Where does your collagen come from?
Our collagen is harvested from fish
Can you taste the collagen in the matcha?
Nope! Our customers can confirm that our collagen mix tastes only of the deep umami flavors in matcha.
What does collagen do?
Builds Bone Strength
Improves Skin, Hair and Nails
Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Improves Wound Healing and Reduces Scars
Reduces Inflammation and helps with joint pain
Superior Protein Source for Weight Management
How do I matcha?
How do you prepare matcha?
- Add 1 serving of matcha to a bowl or mug
- Pour hot water (170°F) into bowl
- Whisk or stir until fully dissolved
- Add sweetener if preferred
- Enjoy :)
Where do I store matcha?
Keep your matcha well sealed in a cool place, preferably the fridge.
Is your tea GMO free?
Yes, our product does not contain any GMO’s.
How is matcha different from green tea?
With matcha you are ingesting the entire leaf, not just the infusion. This is like eating vegetables over vegetable broth. As a result, and because of its processing method, drinking 1 cup of matcha= 12 cups of green tea in terms of nutrition.
Does matcha contain gluten?
No, there is absolutely no gluten in our matcha
Why is your matcha less bitter than other matcha brands? Do you have additives?
No, (well, at least for our Original bag) this is the beauty of a good quality matcha. It is the product of the way our matcha is grown, harvested and processed. Young leaves are picked at first flush, and only the top leaves are used for premium tea. These small leaves are cleaned, stored slightly above freezing, then stone ground into naturally vibrant green powder.
Is your matcha addictive?
Chemically, nope… If feeling good and energised is addictive to you, then yes.
How does your matcha make you calm?
The L-theanine amino acid in matcha increases alpha waves in the brain helping you to feel calm, alert, and mentaly focused. It also decreases the absorption of caffeine by the body, maximizing the duration of the calm energy.
Is your matcha vegan?
Our Original bag is 100% pure japanese matcha - making it vegan. Our collagen bags do contain fish.
There are several sources for collagen. Ours is marine-based. Bovine is derived from cattle cartilage while marine is made from the skin of fish that would otherwise get thrown away. This makes our collagen pescatarian and sustainable!