Serve Matcha to Your Customers
Are you a cafe, juice bar, bakery, or any other type of shop looking to serve matcha and/or matcha infused recipes? We've got you covered! Our 1lb bulk bags are the perfect size for food service.
Have more questions? Need recipe ideas? We've got you covered there too. Email us here anytime.
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Tell us about your business and interest in matcha and we'll send you a free set of all of our matcha grades to try.
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Basic Culinary Matcha - 1lb Bulk Size
Most commonly used for: supplements, commercial food production, smoothies, baked goods
Sourced from third harvest tea leaves, this grade is our most cost effective. Astringent in flavor but still rich in nutrients, it’s great for supplements and commercial food production. Many customers also use this grade in smoothies and baked goods.
Classic Culinary Matcha - 1lb Bulk Size
Most commonly used for: smoothies, baked goods, ice cream, lattes, beauty and skin care treatments
Sourced from second harvest tea leaves, this is the go-to grade for smoothies, ice cream, and many baked goods. Its bolder flavor profile make it well suited for blending into other strong flavors. Some customers also use this grade for beauty and skin care treatments like facial masks and scrubs.
Premium Culinary Matcha - 1lb Bulk Size
Most commonly used for: lattes, blended drinks, smoothies, baked goods (basically any recipe)
Sourced from a blend of first and second harvest tea leaves, its flavor profile is closer to a Ceremonial Grade, and in fact a number of our customers enjoy it on its own as tea. This grade is the favorite among cafes and chefs for blending and cooking, and we especially recommend it for recipes where the matcha flavor is more at the forefront, like in lattes.
Classic Ceremonial Matcha - 1lb Bulk Size
Most commonly used for: traditional matcha tea (usucha), iced matcha tea, lattes, blended drinks
Sourced strictly from first harvest tea leaves, this grade has a sweeter, more subtle flavor profile. It is suitable for traditional preparation as tea (either hot or iced), and is great for everyday enjoyment. Many customers prefer this grade for making lattes and blended drinks as well.
Premium Ceremonial Matcha - 1lb Bulk Size
Most commonly used for: traditional matcha tea (usucha), iced matcha tea, thick matcha tea (koicha)
Sourced only from the most selectively picked first harvest tea leaves, this grade is for the connoisseurs. Our expert tea masters painstakingly ensure only the best leaves are used to give this tea wonderful flavor and depth. Customers almost exclusively use this grade for tea preparation, either as thin matcha (usucha) or the more luxurious thick matcha (koicha).
Matcha Latte Mix - 1lb Bulk Size
This presweetened mix makes it quick and easy to prepare delicious matcha lattes (hot or iced) or blended matcha frappes. No clumping! Just add milk (regular, almond, coconut, soy, or any other). Also great for other sweetened blended drinks like matcha lemonade.
Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Matcha Green Tea
Frequently Asked Questions
What is matcha, anyway?
Matcha is the most premium variety of shade-grown Japanese green tea leaves that are ground into a fine powder. For centuries, monks have enjoyed matcha to support wellbeing and concentration during meditation.
Each half-teaspoon (1 gram) contains about 1/3 the caffeine of a cup of brewed coffee. However, matcha also contains L-Theanine, an amino acid with a calming and leveling effect (no jitters!). Matcha is also rich in antioxidants, boasting over 14 times the antioxidant activity of blueberries on a per gram basis.
Why does matcha seem more expensive compared to other teas?
First off, matcha is much more concentrated than regular loose leaf tea. A standard serving is just 1 gram (1/2 teaspoon). This means a little matcha goes a long way, so the price per serving is actually quite reasonable.
More broadly speaking, matcha production, especially organic matcha, is extremely limited. Shade growing practices that boost nutrients and flavor also weaken the tea plants, and a longer recovery period is needed before they can be harvested again. Many farmers pick matcha leaves entirely by hand, and closely supervise the growing, harvesting and sorting of matcha leaves. Once harvested, further production requires several processes including steaming, drying, de-stemming, sorting, grinding and packaging. All in all it takes a lot of effort and cost to produce even a small amount of matcha.
You say you charge a fair price. What do you mean by that?
Many brands in the U.S. charge artificially high prices for imported matcha, capturing a huge margin for themselves by exploiting the fact that matcha is not yet well understood here. We don't play that game. We promise to always charge fair prices based on the actual production costs involved, and to always pass along significant price breaks as you order larger quantities. By expanding our partnerships with the best organic farms in Japan, we are always working to be able to price our products even more competitively.
Where does your matcha come from?
Our tea is sourced primarily from the Uji region (Kyoto Prefecture), which sits on the southeast border of the city of Kyoto, and is the oldest and most premiere matcha growing region in Japan.
As demand for our organic matcha has increased, we’ve begun to partner with additional tea farms in promising regions. The Kyushu region in southern Japan has an ideal growing climate and is quickly becoming a hub for organic farming - in recent years it has produced very high quality tea leaves. We now incorporate tea leaves from this region along with tea leaves sourced from Uji, though blending and grinding still remain strictly with the masters in Uji.
True, authentic Japanese matcha that is certified organic is still in scarce supply (Japan is only so big!) — and we have been carefully forming partnerships with the preeminent farms to be able to supply the best quality organic product here in the U.S. at fair prices.
Why do you sell only organic matcha?
When it comes to matcha, organic is extra important! Because the green tea leaves are ground into a fine powder that gets ingested whole, there is no opportunity for the end consumer to rinse off the residues of pesticides or fertilizers.
What is the difference between Culinary Grades and Ceremonial Grades?
These are the two broad categories of matcha: Culinary Grades are more affordable and meant for mixing into recipes as an ingredient, while Ceremonial Grades are more expensive and suitable to be prepared traditionally as tea (just mixed with hot water and whisked).
Which grade is right for my business?
Depends on what you are looking to make! If you are doing baked snacks, ice cream, or simply adding matcha to smoothies, then you’re probably fine with our Classic Culinary Grade (or Basic Culinary, if budget is tight). If you are making lattes or other blended drinks, you’ll probably want to go with our Premium Culinary Grade, or even step up to our Classic Ceremonial. If you are preparing matcha as traditional tea, you’ll definitely want to use either our Classic Ceremonial Grade or Premium Ceremonial Grade.
We also offer a pre-sweetened Matcha Latte Mix which is extra convenient for lattes and blended frappes.
To help you decide, we’d be happy to send you a free sample set, just fill out this form.
What are the most popular matcha recipes served by cafes?
Matcha lattes, matcha-based smoothies, matcha juice blends, boba matcha milk tea, and traditional matcha tea are the staple beverages. For food, it’s matcha green tea ice cream, matcha donuts, matcha muffins, and matcha energy balls.
The possibilities are endless though! Check out the “Recipes” tab on this page for some cafe-inspired creations. We’ve also posted a ton of ideas to our Pinterest page.
How much matcha do I use per serving?
A standard serving of matcha is just 1 gram (1/2 teaspoon). Many cafes will provide a “double” serving in their beverages, using a full teaspoon (2 grams). This is similar to how most cafes use a “double shot” of espresso for their blended coffee drinks.
For baking recipes, the rule of thumb is 1 Tablespoon of matcha per 1 cup of flour. But many recipes will vary on this.
What tools do I need to prepare matcha?
Having good measuring spoons (1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 Tablespoon) will be helpful for any recipe. A bamboo whisk or electric frother whisk are key for preparing traditional style matcha tea or lattes, and a small mesh strainer is helpful for sifting. Shakers and blenders are also useful!
Good airtight canisters that are easy to open and close are also helpful for day-to-day service. Many cafes will transfer small batches of matcha to such a canister, so they can keep the big 1lb bag in the refrigerator or freezer to maximize freshness.
How long does matcha stay fresh?
We put a “Best By” date of 18 months from the date of grinding on each pouch. The vast majority of pouches reach our customers with well over a year left before that date. Matcha doesn’t “spoil” however, if kept sealed and stored in a cool, dry place…so the date is more of a suggestion for freshest taste.
After opening the pouch, we recommend trying to use up the matcha within 2-3 months.
What’s the best way to store matcha?
The best method is to keep it sealed tight (the original zipper seal pouch it comes in works well, or you can transfer to another container as long as it’s air tight)…then store it in the refrigerator or freezer. Basically, you want to make sure to avoid heat, light and air, so keeping the matcha in the airtight sealed pouch in the refrigerator helps with all three!
Many cafes keep the 1lb bags in their refrigerator or freezer, and transfer small batches at a time to a more convenient canister for day-to-day use.
How much caffeine is in matcha?
Each half-teaspoon (1 gram) serving contains about 25-35 milligrams of caffeine (1/3 the caffeine found in a cup of brewed coffee). However, matcha also contains L-Theanine, an amino acid with a calming and leveling effect (no jitters!).
What are the other health benefits of matcha?
Matcha is one of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants on the planet. These compounds help fend off free radicals, the molecules that nutritionists believe are responsible for accelerated aging, tissue damage, and inflammatory issues. One antioxidant found in matcha, EGCG, has been shown to help support metabolism and aid in weight loss.
I’m concerned about radiation and lead, is the matcha tested?
Product safety is the most important issue for Jade Leaf Matcha, and we take every precaution to ensure it.
Each crop is tested for contaminants by the farms, and then we test the imported matcha using two independent laboratories here in the U.S. - Anresco Laboratories and Certified Laboratories. We have the labs perform radiation tests and use a gross Alpha/Beta/Gamma test that comprehensively detects radiation contamination (as opposed to testing for just the most common radioactive isotopes, which is all most brands do). All crops have passed these tests with no traces of contamination.
We additionally test for the full spectrum of common heavy metals (Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, and Mercury) as well as Fluoride to ensure all of our crops are absolutely safe to consume.
Ok I’m ready - how do I place an order?
Simply click the “Order” tab on this page (or click this link), and choose which 1lb bags you would like by clicking Add To Cart. You can check out with a credit card or PayPal. Make sure to create an account so that you can save your shipping details for future orders!
What does shipping cost?
Shipping on all orders of our 1lb bags is free!
Are there any bulk discounts?
Our 1lb bags are already set at wholesale prices, but we do offer volume discounts for ordering more than one bag at a time:
- 2 bags: 5% off
- 3+ bags: 10% off
- 10+ bags: Email us
Volume discounts are automatically applied at checkout.
What if I have more questions?
Get in touch with us directly! Email us here or call 1-415-815-8061.