Matcha Musings

Want to know our 5 New Year goals to kick off 2020?

A big welcome to 2020! (and yes, we're already at the end of Jan, I can't believe it!) 

It's not just the start of a new year but a new decade, how special is that?

I absolutely love the endless possibility that accompanies the beginning of a new year, the chance for a fresh start, the chance to be willing and open to the universe that this year will be amazing!

Have you set any goals or intentions for the year ahead?

Here are 5 I would like to share that I am personally working on this year.

 

2020

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The differences between our Premium and Everyday Matcha and which one is right for you?

The differences between our Premium and Everyday Matcha and which one is right for you?

 

We regularly get asked by many people what the difference is between our Everyday and Premium Matcha Green Tea so let's break it down here and find out exactly what those key differences are! 

There are several factors to consider with Matcha .... there is such a HUGE array of choice out there and they certainly all vary in terms of quality and price. 

It is so important to us to provide you with high quality, superior tasting Matcha that is also affordable. Let's find out which type of Matcha is right for you! 

 

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10 Matcha cafes to visit in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan!

If you're a Matcha lover like us, the vast choice of Matcha flavoured treats to be found in Japan can be quite overwhelming.

So many things to try, so little time! Rest assured, it's a good problem to have! 

On our recent travels that took us to Tokyo and Kyoto, we tried to visit as many places on our Matcha cafe wishlist as possible.

While we were at it, discovered a whole lots of new ones to boot! BONUS! 

We're delighted to share a few with you now and we hope you add them to your list too. 

 

Rocca and Friends Truck Kyoto Matcha Latte

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The story behind Matcha Yu Tea - blending a love of Japan and tea

This is the story of how I fell in love with Japan (and Matcha).

Almost 10 years ago, I made a decision that would change my life forever. I decided to pack my bags, hop on a plane and experience daily life in Kyoto, a magical ancient city of Japan.

Japan was a place I had been fascinated by ever since 13 year old me took my first Japanese class at high school.

Since then I had travelled to Japan for holidays but something deep down was telling me to take a leap of faith and experience living there once and for all.

 

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Visiting our Award Winning Matcha Tea Farm in Uji, Japan

With the trip to Japan but a distant memory, it's time to reminisce and share what wonderful experiences I had while there.

Very much a standout was the tea farm visit in Uji. Uji is a quaint town about 20 mins by train south of Kyoto (if you were travelling to Nara you would pass through it)

In Uji you can wander through a street called Byodoin Omotesando and literally smell the aroma of Matcha Green Tea in the air ahhh!

But more on that another time!

The main reason for visiting Uji was to meet the family behind the Tea Farm our Premium Matcha is sourced from and witness Ichibancha (or first harvest) that takes place in May each year. 

 

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