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For about as long as there has been human civilization, there has been tea. Matcha tea has its origins in China and Japan, where it is still renowned for its great taste and numerous health benefits.
The History of Matcha Love
Matcha Love is a line of matcha products from Ito En, one of the leading tea companies in Japan. Originally known as the Frontier Tea Corporation, Ito En was founded in 1966 by the Honjo family. In 1969, the company took the leap from tea specialty shops to storefronts across Japan when they pioneered a new vacuum-processed packaging method. This system allowed them to sell their tea in small quantities without sacrificing quality.
In 2002, Ito En launched a North American office to sell their leaves, enhancing the appreciation of and market for authentic Japanese green teas across the continent.
Matcha Love Company Mission
Matcha Love and Ito En are dedicated to bringing ready-to-drink, high-quality matcha tea to a new audience in America. Matcha tea’s popularity transcends all ages and demographics in Japan, as the product is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Everything that Ito En sells is created with quality and ancient tradition in mind. They form relationships with farmers across Japan to ensure the continuity of tea harvesting. They also support environmentally conscious agriculture through a partnership with the Tea-Producing Region Development Project. Respecting the planet isn’t just the right thing to do - it creates stability for growers, so that people can enjoy great tea for generations to come.
Benefits of Matcha Love
It only takes one sip to know that you’ve made the right decision. Consumers are loyal to Matcha Love because it:
- Comes in convenient packaging
- Promotes bone strength and heart health
- Is grown consciously through sustainable agricultural practices
Top Matcha Love Products
However you want to Matcha, Thrive Market has you covered.
Matcha Love Culinary Green Tea Matcha Powder
Brew and cook exactly to your specifications with a jar of Matcha Love’s matcha powder. Matcha Love’s blend is milled from the whole tea leaf, making it great for cooking, baking, and smoothies. Each jar contains 3.5 ounces of sweet, natural goodness.
Matcha Love Organic Stone Ground Green Tea Powder
The Stone Ground Green Tea Powder represents the very top of the line in matcha tea. The leaves were harvested in the fields of Japan’s Aichi mountains and are Certified Organic. The tea is also filled with the L-Theanine amino acid that promotes relaxation.
Matcha Love Unsweetened Single Serve Sticks
It doesn’t get more convenient than this! Each of Matcha Love’s Serve Sticks is filled with matcha powder that mixes with either hot or cold water. This mix is rich in Vitamin C and filled with antioxidants. Each order contains 15 Serve Sticks.
Ideas and Trends for Tea Time
Take afternoon tea to the next level with these helpful tips from Thrive Market:
How Is Matcha Different From Green Tea?
While matcha and green teas may be close cousins - and both taste amazing - there are some key differences. Read on to up your tea knowledge.
13 Easy Matcha Recipes
Matcha doesn’t just have to be used as a tea. Discover trendy recipes for everything from cocktails, like the matcha mint julep, to matcha macadamia cookies. Pick up some Matcha Love Culinary Green Tea Matcha Powder and get cooking!
Throwing the Perfect Tea Party
Elevate any afternoon with this set of tea-party planning picks from Thrive Market. Learn all the rules of a traditional tea party, then decide which ones you want to put a modern twist on.