FAQ Ask Tea, We Answer!

FAQ Ask Tea, We Answer !

What is Matcha?
Matcha translates as Ma = Powder and Cha = Tea, so literally meaning Powdered Tea. Matcha is the powder of the Green Tea Leaf. You can read more about What is Matcha here.

What is Matcha Oishii ?
Oishii in Japanese means tasty or delicious. Perfect translation: Delicious Matcha! Matcha Oishii sourced directly from our tea farm in Uji, Kyoto to you. Sharing with you Premium Authentic Japanese Green Tea Matcha. For more information, please visit About Us.

Which Matcha Oishii Grade should I get?
Our Premium Organic Ceremonial Matcha, used in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, is perfect for drinking, pure and alone. Of course, you can use it in many different ways like Matcha Mint Lemonade, Matcha Drinks, and even Matcha Latte.

Our Premium Organic Classic Matcha is intended for mixing - in smoothies, lattes, baking, and cooking. Perfect for your morning oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes, check out our recipes for more ideas!

What does Ceremonial Matcha mean?
Ceremonial is a term used to indicate that the matcha has such a pure taste that it can be consumed just with water, just like it is done in the Japanese tea ceremony. So, essentially drinking pure as tea, with just water. 

Is Matcha Oishii Organic?
Yes both of our Ceremonial Matcha and Premium Classic Grade are 100% organic with Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) certification. Matcha Oishii is completely pesticide free in all of our versions.

Additionally, all of our teas are certified organic as well, and our Houjicha too.

What else can I do (besides drinking) with my Matcha Oishii?
Matcha goes and mixes with almost everything! Perfect for matcha breakfast bowls, matcha cookies, matcha salad dressings, matcha cocktails, and even matcha detox masks... It is truly amazing all the ways you can blend this powerfully healthy matcha into your life. Check out our recipes and Sign Up to our Newsletter to receive delicious and creative ideas to use your Matcha Oishii.

What temperature of water is right for Matcha? What is steaming water? 
The right temperature of the water for matcha should be around 70 to 80 Celsius. As otherwise, the tea will burn and will become bitter. So, it is best, to always prepare matcha tea with water below 80 degrees C, and above 70. If you do not have a temperature regulated kettle, when you see that the kettle is blowing off steam, that is the right moment to turn the kettle off. That means steaming water, never boiling water for matcha tea.

Is Matcha Oishii pesticide-free, radiation-free, lead-free, heavy metal-free, non-GMO, and certified organic?
Yes to all of them! And, we carry official JAS organic certification.

Does my Matcha Oishii contain additives, preservatives, sugar or artificial colors?
No, no, no and no. Our teas are 100% natural, pure Japanese Matcha green tea, just that.

How long can I enjoy my Matcha Oishii for?
Matcha Oishii should be consumed within 12 months after purchase (unopened).
Once opened, it should be consumed within 3 months while continued to be stored properly.

How do I store my Matcha Oishii?
Keep it in a cool and dark environment, and keep the bag/tin tightly sealed after opening it.

How many times can you enjoy Matcha Oishii 30 gr tin?
It should last approx 30 servings, depending on use.

How many times you can enjoy Matcha Oishii 100g bag?
Although this depends on each use, the bag holds 100 servings, size of 1g (1/2 tsp). Each for beverages like lattes, smoothies, etc... You may use it faster if using for baking or other recipes.

Is your Matcha from Japan?
Yes! Matcha Oishii comes straight from Uji, Japan. We personally know our farmers directly and have been friends with them for over 15 years. For more information About Us, please check our About Us section!

How much Matcha should I add to my tea? 
It depends on how strong you like your Matcha. Usually, 1-2 Chashaku Bamboo Matcha Scoops are enough per cup. 

How many grams in a teaspoon of Matcha or How many grams in a Matcha scoop? 
If you are using a regular spoon, we recommend you use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Matcha which are about 1-2 grams of Matcha. If you are using the traditional chashaku bamboo matcha scoop, it is 1 gr per scoop. 

How many nutrients & antioxidants are in Matcha Oishii?
Per 100 gr of leaves: 

Vitamin B1 (mg) .60
Vitamin B2 (mg) 1.32
Vitamin E (mg) 28
Vitamin A (microgram) 29,000
Vitamin C (mg) 60
Theanine/Amino Acids (g)  30.5

    The concentration of Antioxidants: 1.5 gr in 100ml of water! Higher than acai berries!

    Does Matcha Oishii have caffeine?
    Matcha contains about 72mg of caffeine per serving (about 1 teaspoon).
    However, that caffeine is inhibited by quality matcha's high concentration of the amino acid L-theanine. Monks in Japan have described the feeling of matcha's caffeine as "calm alertness", as Matcha Green Tea's Energy can last up to 6-7 hours after drinking a cup of pure Matcha.

    Can children drink Matcha Oishii?
    Please ask your General Pediatrician.

    I haven’t received my shipment. How do I track it?
    All orders are sent within 1 working day. A tracking number has been sent to your email address. Didn't receive it? Please contact us.

    International Shipping (if applicable)
    Customers are responsible to pay for duties / customs taxes after parcel arrives in country of destination. 

    My credit card has been charged but I haven’t received a confirmation email. What do I do?
    There is no need to worry, please contact us and we will send it right away!

    How do I post a photo to Matcha Oishii social media?
    You can find us on Facebook as MatchaOishii and Instagram #matcha_oishii.

    If I am pregnant or have a medial condition, can I still drink Matcha Oishii?
    Please consult with your general doctor regarding your condition and any medical concerns.

    Do you ever run contests?
    Yes! Keep an eye on our newsletter and social media channels!

    Does Matcha Oishii organize Workshops or Samplings?
    Yes! Stay tuned in our social media channels or contact us to inquire!

    Does Matcha stain teeth?
    Of course not! Green Teas do not stain teeth, so Matcha does not either.

    Is the packaging of Matcha Oishii eco-friendly?
    Yes! we use recycled materials in our packagings and inks that are friendly with the environment. Besides we are BPA-free!

    Do you offer plastic free packaging?
    Yes! We can do plastic free and compostable packaging upon request.

    Do you have a Rewards program?
    Yes! On the bottom left part of our website you will find the Matcha Coins Rewards Program, please create an account and start getting Matcha Coins for each purchase, sharing on social media and others, have a look online!

    Not the answer you were looking for?
    You can always contact us via messenger or drop us an email and we will reply as soon as possible!  

    Have a Matchastic day! 

    Does Matcha Oishii do private label?
    No, we don’t offer private label services.