The Matcha House
Leading Matcha Supplier in Europe since 2009
Health beneficial Japanese green tea is grown in beautiful natural settings using the chashou technique
The Matcha House is a company specialized in the import and distribution of high quality Matcha green tea. The company was founded in Barcelona by Yoko Yakushiji, a Japanese woman with an official title of Japanese Tea Advisor. The Matcha House offers a wide range of possible grades, from ceremonial grade to culinary grade to meet the needs of matcha tea lovers and more demanding chefs. To ensure the greatest possible freshness of Matcha, each month realizes air shipments from its Matcha factory in Japan. In this way, the company offers a totally fresh product that keeps intact all its organoleptic properties. The entire range of Matcha teas is cultivated and packaged by Aoi Seicha in the city of Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, with whom the company has an agreement for more than 10 years. For more than a decade, The Matcha House has strived to provide a first-class service to its customers and the result of these are the excellent valuations that the company has both in product quality and in the excellence of its service. A good part of the success among the company's clients is due to the excellent relationship it has with Aoi Seicha who provide the highest standards of quality and food safety in the entire manufacturing and packaging process. The main activity of The Matcha House is the sale and wholesale distribution of Japanese green tea with both its own brand and the private brands of its customers. Likewise, its entire range of teas is available online for the private client, as well as a wide variety of utensils and instruments for tea preparation. The company periodically organizes tea tastings and training courses and workshops on the Japanese tea ceremony.
New Matcha Tea Plantation in Nishio
The Matcha House team started its tea business with only 3 points of sale in Spain.Today, 10 years later, we have a network of more than 100 selected establishments where you can taste and buy our teas. Our partners, friends and tea enthusiasts have been the key to our successful expansion throughout Europe. To them, we would like to send our most sincere gratitude and recognition for your constant support and encouragement. April 20th, 2019 is a very special day for us. We have made the celebration of our 10th anniversary coincide with the inauguration of our new tea plantation in Nishio, Aichi, Japan. This tea field is different from the rest and very special for us: all these tea tree shrubs were planted four years ago and have not yet given their first harvest. This year, we will premiere a first harvest that will be very special to coincide with our 10 years of life. This tea plantation extends along the Yahagi River and it is one of the newest tea plantations in Nishio. If you have the opportunity to come over to Nishio, you will easily find our plantation indicated with a signbord with our company name. Nishio is a region famous for its specialty in Matcha and more than 90% of all tea leaves grown in the Nishio region is Tencha, the main ingredient of Matcha. The Nishio tea plantation is huge and Matcha de Nisio is an excellent example of a regional brand. Now a small part of these plantations contain our young tea trees that will soon produce a part of our teas. In particular, we would like to thank AOI SEICHA for the constant and strong support it has given us during these 10 years. The team of AOI SEICHA has always been by our side teaching us all the secrets to obtain a Matcha tea of the highest quality, from its harvest, to the production, packaging and distribution. And this year, thanks to AOI SEICHA, we have launched this new tea plantation. We are ready to share and celebrate great news with all of you who support us. We will do everything possible to provide our best service so that you can enjoy our best teas continuously and this year we hope we can share pleasant and commemorative moments with all of you. Thank you for your continued support..
Great care is taken to produce Japanese green tea with aroma and flavor of the highest quality
Powdered fine green tea
Matcha is a fine powdered green te commonly used in "sadou" (the tea ceremony). The young tea leaves are shaded from direct sunlight and steamed in the same way as for Gyokuro, then turned into Tencha (non-ground leaves) by drying without rolling, and finally, ground in a stone mill. Its elegant aroma and concentrated sweetness make matcha a sheer pleasure to drink, and as the powder is dissolved in hot water, all of the tea's beneficial nutrients can be taken in. Matcha is perfect for drawing out the flavors of Japanese confectionary and cuisine.
The most commonly enjoyed variety of Japanese green tea is Sencha. The freshly-picked tea leaves are steamed and then dried as they are rolled. After the leaves have been shaped, they are blended to achieve the best flavor for the consumer. In general, Sencha is green tinged with yellow and has a well-balanced combination of aroma, um, mi and bitterness, providing you with a feeling of luxury that increases with the grade of the green tea.
Refined green tea
The finest grade of the Japanese green tea, gyokuro, is sweet with a unique and mildly astringent aroma and mellow umami. The tea leaves are cultivated using the "ooishita" method, which involves shading the young tea leaves from direct sunlight for around 20 days after they first start to appear. This distinctive process inhibits astringency, producing tea leaves with large amounts of "theanine" an amino acid that enhances umami.
Roasted whole leaf green tea
This fragrant and refreshing Japanese green tea is made by roasting Sencha or Bancha over a high flame. The roasting process diminishes the tannin and caffeine content of the leaves to suppress astringency and bitterness and draw out fragrance. Hojicha is a warm brown color and since it has somewhat a mild flavor, is popular with children and the elderly. Low in caffeine, Hojicha is also the green tea of choice for infants in Japan.
Green tea with roasted rice
Genmaicha is a rich-flavored Japanese green tea made by mixing roasted rice with Sencha or Bancha. Before being blended with the tea, the rice is steeped in water and steamed then roasted at a high temperature and the popped rice stands out white amongst the tea leaves. Genmaicha allows you to enjoy the special savory fragrance of the roasted rice together with the refreshing taste of Sencha or Bancha. Because of its low caffeine content, Genmaicha is recommended for all ages, from children to the elderly.