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Premium Matcha Traditional Set

Premium Matcha Traditional Set

Regular price $81.00 USD
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This Set provides the Traditional Tools needed to make Matcha, just as it is done in Japan. 

Included: 

  • Organic Premium Matcha 
  • Bamboo Whisk (100 prong) 
  • Bamboo Tea Measuring Scoop 

THIS ORGANIC PREMIUM MATCHA POWDER:

  • Won Gold (1st Prize) in the 2022 Golden Leaf Tea Awards in the Ceremonial Grade Matcha Category.
  • This Tea is Ceremonial Grade Quality which means it is high enough quality to be used in Japanese Tea Ceremony. 
  • Brilliantly green in colour, the aroma is earthy with a rich scent of fresh leaves. The Taste of this Premium Matcha is delicate and smooth without any bitterness and will melt in your mouth. High grade Matcha such as this has a light sweet finish. 
  • Made from 2023 first harvest tea leaves grown in Kagoshima.

    STORAGE SUGGESTION

    For long lasting freshness, we recommend storing Matcha in the fridge either in the resealable pouch it comes in or an air tight & light proof storage jars. 

    The Bamboo Whisk / Scoop

    A Bamboo whisk (Chasen) is traditionally used in Japanese Tea Ceremony to blend Matcha tea powder with hot water. 

    This 100 prong Zen style whisk will delicately froth your Matcha into a foamy finish. Packaged in a 100% plastic free cardboard tube.

    The Bamboo Scoop allows you to easily measure the right amount of Matcha to use.

     

    How to Make Matcha

    1. Soak your Bamboo Whisk in warm water for a few minutes to allow the prongs to spread out and soften (optional)

    2. Take the Bamboo Tea Scoop and measure out two scoops of Matcha into a fine mesh tea sieve placed above a bowl or cup. 

    3. Add around 1/4 cup of hot water (no hotter than 80 degrees) to the Matcha Powder.

    4. Use Bamboo whisk to dissolve the Matcha into the hot water by moving it back and forward using a zig zag action 

    5. Top up with more hot water if desired and whisk again to achieve a frothy foam on top.

    Health Benefits

    The health benefits of drinking antioxidant-rich Matcha Green Tea are many.

      Matcha Health Benefits

      It provides: 

      • a natural energy boost which keeps you going all day
      • feelings of calm, keeping anxious thoughts & stress away
      • improved focus and concentration
      • detoxifying which helps fight free radicals and effects of ageing
      • help with a healthy immune system
      • boosted metabolism and help with weight loss

      Let's break it down in a little more detail below so you can see how Matcha can transform your mind and body for the better.

      PROVIDES NATURAL ENERGY 

      Coffee vs Matcha Caffeine Energy Levels Graphic

      • Matcha does contain caffeine which provides energy, but only 1/3 of the amount found in coffee. Matcha provides a slow steady release of caffeine into the blood stream, sustaining you over several hours. This is the key difference between Matcha and Coffee as the latter gives a sharp spike of energy but then drops quite suddenly, causing you to crave more. Matcha is a much more effective way of getting the energy you need without the nasty side effects or cravings of Coffee. 

        CALMING & REDUCES ANXIETY

        L-theanine and Serotonin and Dopamine

        • Matcha contains an amazing amino acid known as L-theanine that positively affects alpha waves in the brain, helping you feel relaxed and reduces feelings of anxiety or stress. Matcha also increases dopamine and serotonin levels which positively improves your mood, making you feel happy.  

        IMPROVES FOCUS & CONCENTRATION

        L-theanine & Caffeine Graphic

        • The combination of caffeine and L-theanine found in Matcha has been shown to improve memory retention and help with faster reaction time. Matcha helps you feel more productive and keeps you focused and concentrate on the task at hand. 

         

        DETOXIFYING & ANTI AGEING 

        Matcha Detoxifies and is Anti Ageing

        • In the week's leading up to tea harvest the plants that become Matcha get covered in shade to block sunlight and increase chlorophyll production. Chlorophyll can help improve liver function, which can help increase your body’s ability to flush out toxins. Chlorophyll has also been shown to help with the excretion of heavy metals, dioxins, and other persistent chemicals.
        • Matcha also contains Catechins, which are potent cancer-fighters counteracting the effect of pollutants, chemicals, UV rays, and radiation.
        • Matcha contains the vitamins A, C, K and B complex that help with renewal of skin cells. This helps reduce the the signs of premature ageing and promotion of supple and smoother skin. 

        HELPS BOOST IMMUNITY

        Matcha boots immunity

        • Matcha contains one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants, higher than blueberries, chia seeds and other superfoods you may be familiar with. The antioxidants help fight free radicals in the system to keep your immune system fighting fit and healthy.
        • Matcha is the best natural source of the plant based catechin EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) which helps the body produce T-cells that fight pathogen and virus. Read more about it here

        BOOSTS METABOLISM & MAY AID IN WEIGHT LOSS

        Matcha helps with weight loss increases metabolism graphic

        • That wonderful EGCG plant compound helps here too! In conjunction with caffeine found in Matcha it can assist with boosting metabolism which in turn increases your body's ability to burn calories. 
        • Matcha also helps your body absorb and use the fat in your body as an energy source when working out.

        Ready for Matcha to help you reap all these health benefits? 

        Simply click HERE to browse our Matcha collection. 

         

        Certified Organic

        Our Matcha is Japanese Certified Organic (JAS) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan.

        This means the farms we source from are committed to producing Matcha Green Tea without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

        Australia and Japan recognise equivalence under the JAS organic standard.

        Zero Waste Packaging

        HOME COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING:

        Home Compostable Packaging Matcha Yu Tea
        • Being as eco-friendly as possible is so important to us which is why all of our tea comes in Econic Certified 100% Home Compostable Packaging.
        • This triple barrier packaging is ideal for storing Matcha as it protects it from exposure to air, heat and light that can make Matcha appear dull and bitter.
        • Econic® packaging is made from three compostable films derived from sustainably-produced wood pulp and GM-free corn sources.
        • The three films are laminated together to provide the barrier properties required to lock in the taste and freshness of coffee and dry foods.
        • You can put your used Econic® bags in your own home compost or worm farm, containing heat, water, oxygen, soil and micro-organisms.
        • They can also be disposed of in a commercial composting facility if you have one in your area.
        • Compost trials have shown that Econic® bags can break down into small fragments in as little as 15 weeks
        • Tip - cutting the bag down into smaller pieces before putting in your compost allows it to break down quicker. Our labels are also 100% home compostable so you do not need to remove them prior to composting. 
        Home Compostable Packaging Matcha Yu Tea

         

        Learn more in our Interview with Owen Embling, owner of Econic Pack where we source our bags.

        How long does it take to produce a home compostable bag? 

         If a product's packaging says compostable, is it really home compostable?

        Econic home compostable packaging

         

        SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

        Matcha Yu Tea cares deeply about plastic pollution and along with our own efforts to reduce waste via our packaging, we choose to be a business supporter of the Australian Marine Conservation Society We support the incredible work they do to protect the ocean, in particular reducing the amount of single use plastic waste that enters it. 

        Australian Marine Conservation Society Business Supporter

        Shipping, Packaging & Returns

        WE SHIP WORLDWIDE (rates determined at checkout)

        AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING

        FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL ORDERS OVER $99 AUSTRALIA WIDE*

        (*This excludes Bowl and Box Sets. Due to the heavier weight of these items, the usual free shipping threshold (AU $99) does not apply.The shipping rate is a flat rate of $19.95 AUD)

        • If your order is under 150 grams (eg. one bag of tea): You can select Standard Post with Tracking (Australia Post) = $7.95 AUD. 
        • For any other orders (apart from those containing Deluxe Gift Box): You can select Flat Rate Courier Service with Tracking (Sendle) = $11.95 AUD

        This includes a cardboard box or home compostable satchel, plastic-free packaging and carbon neutral delivery to your door.

        You will also be supplied with a tracking number and email updates of the progress of your shipment. We use Australia Post or Sendle to send out our orders across Australia.

        Processing of order: 

        If your product is in stock, we will post to you by the next business day. 

        If the postal address provided is a PO Box or Locker, please note that Sendle cannot deliver to these type of addresses. In this instance, Australia Post will be used with tracking. 

        • If you select the Australia Post Express Service (tracked):

        Shipping rates are:  Under 500g: $15.95 AUD / Over 500g: $19.95 AUD

        It can take approximately 1-4 business days for Metro and 4-6 business days for Rural to receive depending on where you are located. 

        INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

        We use Australia Post Standard Post with Tracking Service to send out our orders across the World. If your product is in stock, we will post to you by the next business day.

        Shipping times vary according to the country you reside in however you will receive a tracking number by email to keep up to date with when to expect your order.

        International shipping rate is based on delivery location and order weight and is calculated at checkout.

        If your product is in stock, we will post to you within 2 business days after placing the order. 

        Australia Post International delivery zones | Estimated Time frame

        • Zone 1: New Zealand - 8 -12 business days 
        • Zone 2: Asia Pacific - 6-10 business days
        • Zone 3: US & Canada - 6-10 business days
        • Zone 4: UK & Europe - 8-12 business days
        • Zone 5: Rest of World - dependant on location.

        Please note the above time frame is an estimate only and is subject to unforeseen delays.

        Sendle is Australia's First 100% Carbon Neutral Delivery.

        Sendle 100% carbon neutral delivery

        How do they offset?

        Sendle has partnered with South Pole Group to offset the emissions of every parcel that is picked up and delivered with Sendle. Each year, Sendle's community of business owners have been given the opportunity to direct their impact by choosing the projects that offset Sendle's carbon emissions. Projects they currently support can be read about here  

        Packaging

        As a business, we feel have a responsibility to Planet Earth by supplying our products in the most eco-friendly option available. That is why you will find no plastic packaging in your order. Tea Shakers are packaged in cardboard and our Tea comes in home compostable packaging. 

        Depending on the product ordered we use Home Compostable Satchels, Cardboard envelopes or Mailing boxes that provide cushioning protection to post our products to you. These can be reused by yourself or recycled in your kerbside bin.

        Rest assured, you will not receive any excessive plastic packaging, yet your order will be safely and securely packed with paper packaging. 

        Returns

        Our desire is that you will be completely happy with your purchase but if for some reason you are not satisfied with the product, please contact us at hello@matchayutea.com to let us know how we can help. 

        Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

        To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

        Once open our Teas are exempt from being returned. We are happy to report we haven't had anyone disappointed with the quality of our tea so far! 

        Only our accessories are eligible for return (subject to review).  

        To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

        Refunds (if applicable)

        All transactions are final. No refunds can be made for change of mind. 

        If you are returning faulty or incorrect items, once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

        If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. The Shopify payment transaction fee we incur is non refundable and will be deducted from final refund amount. 

        If your order is lost in transit and we can determine it is the postage carrier's fault, you may be eligible for a refund.

        Please contact us at hello@matchayutea.com to determine whether you are eligible. 

        Late or missing refunds (if applicable)


        If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
        Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
        Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
        If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at hello@matchayutea.com.

        Exchanges (if applicable)

        We replace items if they are defective or damaged.

        Or if the product received is not what you have expected, please send us an email at hello@matchayutea.com so we can discuss further. 


        Shipping

        You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

        Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

         

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        Australian Marine Conservation Business Supporter

        We are proud to be a business supporter of the Australian Marine Conservation Society and the incredible work they do to protect the ocean, in particular reducing the amount of single use plastic waste that enters it.