frequently asked questions
Matcha green tea is one of the great ways to increase metabolism. This tea goes well with lots of different diets. However, we recommend consulting with a certified dietician if you have problems with metabolism or struggle with obesity.
1g matcha contains approximately 35mg of caffeine, which is why it is best to consume matcha during the first half of the day. Due to the simultaneous presence of L-theanine, caffeine found within matcha powder is being released gradually, which guarantees a constant flow of concentration and doesn’t result in a sudden decrease in energy after a couple of hours. Its effect is most noticeable during the first 2 hours after matcha consumption.
Our Samurai‘s matcha is Premium Ceremonial grade, which means that Premium grade refers to a blend of first and second harvest green teas. Because it consists of at least some first harvest matcha, its flavor is milder (less bitter) and its color will be a richer green compared to other matchas. Also, you may hear: ceremonial, and ceremonial blends (both of them are pure ceremonial matcha, but slightly different, blended with premium culinary grade) There is also culinary grade which is divided into a premium, cafe, ingredient, kitchen, and classic. The main difference between Ceremonial and Culinary grades is that the Culinary, or food, grade is lower quality matcha tea. While you can drink this grade, it’s better not to since its strong and slightly bitter taste is intended to be combined with other ingredients used in food and beverage recipes. This lower-priced food grade will also smell like fresh grass and should have a soft feel to it. And while its green color isn’t as vibrant, it’s still fairly bright green.
It‘s hard to believe, but yes. Matcha and green tea deliver high amounts of polyphenols. Polyphenols – also known as antioxidants – are chemical compounds that reduce oxidation, which causes damage to the tissues and propels aging processes.
Several factors are constituting the final price for matcha. Such factors are demand, limited production, certification in Japan and Europe, transport, duties, the cost of production, and special packaging. Although a daily matcha cup costs approximately 40 cents, it‘s up to you to decide whether it‘s expensive.
The first try of matcha can remind of a taste of fish, grass, ocean, or seaweed. It is so due to the characteristic umami taste. For beginners we suggest buying Premium Ceremonial grade – it has less bitterness, slightly sweet. Another solution is to add plant-based milk to the matcha drink.
Our ceramic bowls don‘t require a special ceremony of cleaning. You can easily wash it with a sponge and washing-up liquid or just put it into a dishwasher.
Yes! Matcha has lots of antioxidants and minerals. Of course, it‘s better not to overdose and drink responsibly because matcha has caffeine too.
We recommend matcha consumption within a max 1 year from opening, as after such time they may lose their color, flavor, and other properties.
Yes, but it can change matchas‘ taste. It‘s really important, that your bowl would be flat and without corners because you need to whisk all powder with water without any clumps.
Our bowls are handmade and ceramic. They are made by using old Japanese traditions and all of them are slightly different.