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Category: Matcha

Tips for a Frothier Matcha Top!

Tips for a Frothier Matcha Top!

In this post for TChing, (First Experiences with Matcha) , Michael Haavaldsrud touches on a few of the difficulties we all face when dealing with Matcha for the first (or second! Or even third!) time.Truth be told, it’s not the easiest, most intuitive tea to prepare...

The Essential Guide to Matcha: What Is Matcha?

The Essential Guide to Matcha: What Is Matcha?

A Blog Series for Serious Sippers! In this blog series, I will answer the question “what is Matcha green tea?” and help you discover how to find genuine matcha, how best to store it, and the ways to prepare this vivid green health elixir from Japan. The recent boom in...

Matcha From Morning ‘Til Night

Matcha From Morning ‘Til Night

It is possible to consume matcha-flavored, matcha-infused, supplemented-by-matcha products from morning til night.  I know because I tried.One might think that to procure all these matcha-flavored, matcha-infused, supplemented-by-matcha items, multiple trips and...

Get Merry With Matcha This Holiday

Get Merry With Matcha This Holiday

Finalist in the 2019 Writers Contest - Health & Well-Being Category See the Writers Contest rules and full ongoing list of finalists Are you struggling with the proverbial question of ‘should you be naughty or nice’ this holiday when it comes to how much you can...

Matcha for your FACE!

Matcha for your FACE!

Drum roll, please! Chiki Tea has partnered with 11:11 ANGEL ORGANICS, a new start-up skincare formulator; and now after two years in development we can unveil our luxurious Matcha Rejuvenating Cream for him and her!  GRACE for her and AGENT 88 for him combine the...

MCT Your Matcha Latte!

MCT Your Matcha Latte!

Have you ever been to a foreign country and felt completely out of your comfort zone? Well, that was me in Austin, Texas; standing in front of the milk aisle at Sprouts Market!  I haven’t lived in the US for 12 years and have just moved to Austin to spend part of...

Lazy Sunday Matcha Pancakes

Lazy Sunday Matcha Pancakes

Finalist in the 2019 Writers Contest – Cooking With Tea Category See the Writers Contest rules and full ongoing list of finalists Just yesterday I was in a conversation with a matcha lover in the US who was confused about grades of matcha and how to use them. She...

Matcha Myth Busters! – Part 1

Matcha Myth Busters! – Part 1

Matcha is often misunderstood if people aren’t familiar with it. I was recently hanging out in Austin, Texas -- the health capital of the state -- and talking tea with the locals. While a lot of folks in Texas have heard of matcha, more often than not I was repeatedly...

Baking with Matcha 101

Baking with Matcha 101

Return to T Ching Classics: Halloween Over the weekend I held a Matcha Masterclass for baking with matcha. It was a mother-daughter class inspired by the many mothers here in Kobe, Japan, who kept asking me how to boost their children’s health with matcha when they...

A Chiki Little Matcha Bar Opens

A Chiki Little Matcha Bar Opens

It’s the next chapter at Chiki Tea. Two years ago we closed our Japanese green tea café (link to video) in sleepy Nakatsu on Kyushu island, with a plan to move to the mainland and set up shop again. Well, here we are! This weekend our little pop-up Matcha bar will...

Energy Boost with Matcha

Energy Boost with Matcha

With busy lives and demanding jobs, everyone is constantly seeking for energy boosters in order to get through the day. Caffeine is the one that helps us stay awake and gives us enough energy to focus on our obligations, but usually, people overuse it in the form of...

Why is the Matcha in London so… Bad?!

Why is the Matcha in London so… Bad?!

This month one of my co-founders, Alex, is in London, scoping out the Japanese green tea scene. We’re exploring the idea of opening a Chiki Tea café over there. Over the last few weeks, Alex has had the arduous task of sampling various Matcha drinks around the centre...