how much caffeine is in matcha?
There is typically 30mg per 1g serving of matcha. A regular cup of coffee typically contains 70-75mg of caffeine.
can I drink matcha more than once a day?
We recommend you only drink matcha once a day as one serving provides you with lots of benefits. You can drink it more than once if you like but if you have any concerns about how much tea you can drink, please ask your doctor.
can I add matcha to other teas?
We wouldn’t recommend you adding matcha to any other teas – only because it would not taste very nice at all! You can add matcha to hot water, hot milk, cereal, porridge, yoghurt and smoothies… just not tea or coffee.
can I add matcha to coffee?
We wouldn’t recommend you adding matcha to coffee – it wouldn’t taste very nice. If you want to make a matcha latte just add ½ a teaspoon of matcha to an inch of hot water, whisk until smooth and top up with hot frothy milk. Add honey or sugar to sweeten if required! It’s a good alternative to having a coffee latte because matcha gives you a slow release of energy for 4-6 hours rather than the rush of energy (followed by a crash) that you tend to get with coffee. We love how green it looks too.
how long will a tin of matcha last?
One 30g tin has 30 servings, so it’ll conveniently last you one whole month if you take it once a day - which is what we recommend.
how long does matcha last in the fridge once it's been opened?
Matcha doesn't go 'off', similar to a vegetable it will lose it's nutritional value over time. Be sure to keep it in the fridge after opening!
can I drink matcha whilst pregnant?
Matcha does contain caffeine which is usually limited during pregnancy. One serving of matcha contains 30mg of caffeine and by comparison a regular cup of coffee contains 70-75 mg. If you have any concerns please consult your doctor.
can you reassure me about the safety of your matcha?
We are aware that some of you may be concerned about the sourcing of our matcha since the tragic earthquake disaster in March 2011. The Nishio region is over 600km South of Fukashima and, as well as strict testing by the Japanese Authorities before it leaves the country, our matcha is tested twice more for radiation levels before it reaches our shelves.