Collection: Shop our matcha powders and matcha accessories

Discover a variety of matcha powders and matcha accessories in this unique collection. We selected the most superior ceremonial matcha, latte grade and artisanal teaware from Japan to elevate your tea routine. 

matcha powder and accessories

Learn the fundamentals of matcha powder

Matcha powder is essentially made from powdered tea leaves, but there are a lot of steps that need to be taken in the production process to ensure that the matcha tastes good.

In order to produce a smooth and naturally sweet matcha tea, the tea plants need to be shaded for 3 weeks prior to the harvest. Then, the top 3 leaves of the tea plant are selected, as these have the best flavor. The stems need to be removed from these leaves before they are ground into a fine powder. To produce a premium matcha, the leaves need to be ground in a large granite mill, which takes a full hour just to produce 50 grams of precious green matcha powder.

We source our matcha powder and accessories from reputable Japanese farmers and artisans

Our matcha powder and accessories are ethically sourced from small farmers and artisans all across Japan. We meet each of the farmers we work with in person to learn about how the teas are made and the exceptional level of care taken during  their production. The farmers we work with produce teas without the use of pesticides or chemicals

what does matcha powder taste like

What does matcha powder taste like?

In one word, "singular". The flavor of matcha is unique, and unlike anything you have likely taste before. The consistency is thick and milky, and the flavor has notes of steamed vegetables and even a hint of seaweed. This may sound off-putting at first, but once you develop a taste for it, you will begin to crave the powerful flavors of matcha tea!

Our matcha powder is 100% pesticide free

When we source matcha, we make sure to only work with farmers that produce a pure powder without pesticides. When we visit the tea fields, we like to see all the steps farmers take to not only produce great tasting matcha, but also do so without harming the local ecosystem. These pesticide free matcha fields are abuzz with activity, with different types of insects, birds and even mammals making themselves feel at home between the rows. 

  • ceremonial grade matcha powder

    Ceremonial grade

    Ceremonial grade matcha is meant to be drunk plain, without adding milk or sugar. This matcha powder will undergo the full production process, and as a result it will have a natural sweet and smooth flavor with less bitterness.

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  • latte grade matcha powder

    Latte grade matcha

    This matcha powder is a less expensive version and it is intended to be mixed with milk and sugar. These matchas are usually made from later harvests, so the nutrient profile is lower. They have a powerful flavor to them that is a nice compliment to some oatmilk and sweetener.

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  • japanese tea accessory chasen

    Whisk

    The bamboo matcha whisk or chasen is perhaps the most recognizable matcha utensil. This whisk is made out of a single piece of bamboo and the 100 small bristles move through the water to aerate the tea, creating a nice foam on top. Although this tool has been used for hundreds of years, it is still the best when it comes to creating nice foamy bowls of matcha.

  • matcha sampler with chawan

    Chawan

    The chawan or matcha bowl is the second most famous of the matcha utensils. This bowl is designed with steeper sides to make it easier to whisk the tea without spilling. It also is made from a thick clay that can keep the matcha warm for a longer time as long as you preheat it beforehand.

  • chashaku with matcha sampler

    Chashaku

    This bamboo spoon is specifically designed to scoop matcha powder. It has more of a vertical design, making it easier to get the tea out of cylindrical containers like the matcha tin or the tea caddy (natusume)

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Watch how make the perfect bowl of matcha step by step

  • Step 1 - Get ready to sift

    Place a metal sifter over a bowl (an optional step to remove clumps)

  • Step 2 - Sift the matcha sample

    Take out 2 grams of matcha powder from the tin and scoop it into the sifter

  • Step 3 - Push the remaining matcha

    Use the chashaku spoon or a regular spoon to push the matcha powder through the metal sifter and remove the clumps

  • Step 4 - Check the sifter

    Tap out the metal sifter to make sure all the matcha powder ends up at the bottom of the bowl

  • Step 5 - Pour a tiny bit of warm water

    Pour in a tiny bit of warm water, just enough to mix the matcha into a paste (another optional step to remove clumps in the tea)

  • Step 6 - Mix the matcha

    Mix the matcha into a thick paste or “koicha” and make sure to smooth out any clumps that form

  • Step 7 - Add 100ml of warm water

    Add in 100ml of warm water (subtract the amount used to make the paste) at a temperature of 140-175 degrees fahrenheit

  • Step 8 - Gently mix the matcha

    Mix the matcha powder into the bowl so it is all combined with the water and make sure to  scrape off the sides and the bottom of the bowl with the bamboo whisk or chasen

  • Step 9 - Whisk the matcha

    Whisk the matcha with quick, zigzag motions using your wrist. Once you get the technique down, you should be able to produce a bright green foam on top of the tea in a matter of seconds

  • Step 10 - Enjoy your matcha

    Serve your matcha tea and enjoy!

History of Matcha Powder

Matcha powder was actually the original way tea was consumed in Japan. This is a holdover from China, where tea leaves were compressed into bricks to be ground and mixed into water. The status of matcha powder was really elevated due to its use in the Japanese tea ceremony, the ritualized preparation of matcha tea according to a strict set of rules and principles.

Matcha Powder Health Benefits

There are lots of health benefits associated with matcha powder, and most of these stem from the fact that you are consuming the entire tea leaf rather than just an extraction. This means you are getting more caffeine, more theanine and more antioxidants compared to virtually any other tea type!

Frequently Asked questions

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Delivery

We currently offer free delivery options for everyone around the world. For certain orders, we also provide free express shipping, which usually arrives in just a couple of days. If your order is time sensitive, make sure you have one of the faster delivery options selected at checkout.

Teas and Teaware

Have questions about any of our products? You can either ask our customer service team, or refer to the hundreds of videos we have on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok for more information.

Order issues

While things usually are sent out quickly and efficiently from our E.U and U.S distribution centers, there are some delays due to customs, holiday traffic and weather. We can provide you with tracking information when you order so you’ll know where your tea is at all times!

Payments

We currently accept payment by major credit card, paypal, apple pay and bank transfer. If you have any questions about your preferred payment method, please be sure to reach out to us and we can figure something out to accommodate you!

Returns & Refunds

While returns are very rare at Nio, they occasionally do occur. We want everyone to be satisfied with the tea they get, so we would prefer to offer a replacement tea rather than leave someone with a tea they don’t like. Please be sure to reach out to us and we can solve whatever issues you might have with the tea you ordered.