We recommend matcha to be taken one hour after eating. So, the best times are mid-morning and mid-afternoons. We don't really recommend drinking matcha in an empty stomach because it may feel a little strong to some people.
Can Matcha Tea Keep Me Awake?
Yes. Matcha contains a different kind of caffeine than coffee. This caffeine releases into your bloodstream quite slowly and keeps you energised for long hours. After drinking matcha, you can stay awake and energised for up to 6 hours. Unlike coffee, matcha doesn’t pump up your energy and then bring it down suddenly. It contains L-theanine which calms your mind, soothes your stress and helps you stay focused. So you can expect a state of alert calmness when you drink Matcha.
I Want To Reduce My Coffee Intake. Can I Do That By Drinking Teaologists Matcha?
Yes. In fact, a Teaologists matcha smoothie for breakfast can be a great way to do this. Find out more.
Any Suggestions on How to Best Consume Matcha?
Our head tea taster Drew recommends drinking matcha the traditional way. To get more out of your matcha, add a dash of lemon juice or any citrus fruit juice to it. This will boost the health benefits of your matcha.
For lots of matcha recipes, click here.
If you have a Nutribullet, here are some matcha smoothie and shake recipes that you can make in 5 minutes in your Nutribullet.
What’s the Recommended Way to Store My Matcha?
The best way to store matcha is to refrigerate it. Keep it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge away from any strong smell.
What Is The Difference Between Matcha And Regular Green Tea?
Lots! We’ve written a few things on the differences between matcha and regular green tea. Please read:
Green Tea Vs. Matcha Tea – The Differences Explained (In Pictures)
Is Matcha Tea Healthier Than Green Tea? – Teaologists Answer
Why Losing Weight With Matcha Tea is better than with Green Tea
Where Do You Deliver To?
We deliver to all over the world for free except Asia and Africa.
Is There Anything I Should Avoid Adding To My Matcha?
We recommend you don’t mix Matcha with these things:
Boiling water – Will ruin the taste as well as the efficacy of the nutrients
Ginseng – Matcha is quite an efficient energy booster. It doesn’t need help from an external source
Wheatgrass – For the same reason as above.
Are Special Utensils Needed To Make Matcha?
Yes. The traditional matcha-making method suggests that you use a bamboo spoon (known as Chashaku) to scoop out the matcha, a sifter or sieve to sift the matcha (learn why) a bamboo whisk (Chasen) to mix the matcha with water, and a ceramic bowl (Chawan) to mix the matcha in and drink it from. The bamboo whisk tends to get brittle and eventually breaks if not stored properly. But if stored properly, it lasts a long time. To store it, you need a whisk holder. We house some of the best matcha teaware in the entire UK.
Where Do You Source Your Matcha From?
Our matcha comes directly from Kyoto, the region that grows the finest quality matcha in Japan. We source it from a private family tea estate in Uji, Kyoto.
There is Cheap Matcha Available in Shops around My Area. Isn't That Other Matcha Just As Good?
Sadly, no. Here’s an easy way to determine the quality of matcha. Pay attention to its colour. Good matcha is always of dark green colour. We’re talking Forest Green. Lighter shades of green do not indicate high quality. The lighter the colour of matcha, the poorer its quality. Cheap matcha found in local shops is often of lighter shades of green and thus, is not high quality matcha and will not be as good in terms of taste, flavour and health benefits.
Why Is Matcha Relatively Expensive Than Other Green Teas?
Matcha is grown in only one place in the world - Japan. And Japan exports only 1% of its matcha. Naturally, the supply is limited. In addition, the process of matcha production is very elaborate. It demands intense labour and takes a lot of time to complete. To give you an idea, just learning to maintain the grinding stones that are used for milling the tea leaves into powder takes a decade!
The price of matcha has a close association with the field where it was grown, the experience level of the farmers who cultivated it, and the leaves that were used. Not all tea leaves are fit to be ground into quality matcha. Only the finest and youngest leaves are because quality matcha is always the greenest in colour and the softest to the touch. Cheaper grades of matcha are usually made from older tea leaves and thereby, not as green and coarse to the touch. It goes without saying that they offer little to no health benefits.
To make high quality matcha, the veins and stems are removed from the tea leaves which is a complicated process. Cheap grades are often made by grinding leaves with the stems and veins. This leads to reduced nutritional benefit.
To produce matcha, the tea plantation needs to be covered for weeks with bamboo mats or tarps, something heavy that does now allow sunlight in so as to increase the chlorophyll production in the leaves. The high amount of chlorophyll gives the leaves the bright green colour and boosts the benefits of matcha’s antioxidants, helps detoxify the body, and boosts digestive health. However, the covering of the tea plants results in the tea plants being weak and they take time to recover before they are ready to be harvested once again.
How Long Will My Pack Of Matcha Last?
It depends on what you’ve bought. If you take half a teaspoon once a day, the 40g pack should last up to a month. However, if you’ve bought the 5g sample pack, that should last between 3 and 7 days. Once a pack is opened, it is recommended to consume it within 2 to 3 months.
Is Teaologists Matcha Organic?
Yes, 100%. Teaologists matcha is cultivated under the diligent supervision of our legendary tea master who ensures the finest flavour, brightest colour and the best health benefits of matcha by covering the tea plants for as long as possible. Our matcha –
- Contains more antioxidants than Kale, Spinach and Acai Berries
- Contains 15 times more weight loss catechins than regular green tea
- Boosts your metabolism by up to 40%
I am a business owner and I’d like to stock or promote Teaologists Matcha. Is that possible? If yes, then how should I go about it?
We always welcome conversations with business owners and bloggers. You can get in touch anytime with ideas, requests or suggestions at email@example.com.