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The ‘Uji’ Terroir

About Us

As a creative, entrepreneurial business, we love a challenge. And we find it really stimulating to look outside our boundaries and work with other like-minded companies and individuals.

 

We are honoured to have ongoing partnerships with a number of well-known brands to spread awareness and to build a community around artisanal matcha.

 




Matchæologist ®



Matchæologist® (抹茶オロジスト) is an artisanal Japanese matcha green tea brand that focuses on premium-quality matcha and contemporary matcha-ware products. We specialise in producing the purest and most potent form of green tea at the highest-end of the quality spectrum, or what we call 'artisanal grade' matcha.

Served by the world's leading tea sommeliers and highly regarded by tea connoisseurs, our range of matcha is acclaimed for its key differentiating characteristics — vivid pine green colour, refreshing 'oika' (覆い香) aromas and an exquisite savoury 'umami' (うま味) flavour profile — a result of the meticulous process that starts with manually extracting only the most tender, highly prized parts of the virgin buds of shade-grown tea trees, and culminates in artisan-roasting each batch to perfection, to bring out the finest nuances of flavour in every roast.

With the benefit of our years of experience, we provide unparalleled support, ranging from onboarding training and ongoing education to tea consultant services, including matcha master classes, workshops, and matcha tasting events.







Our Matcha



CEREMONIAL MATCHA:

The distillation of our master tea blenders' and farmers' generations of experience, our ceremonial matcha range is hand-picked from the topmost, virgin leaves of shade-grown tea-trees during the first harvest to create outstanding grades of matcha that rival fine wines with the sophistication and breadth of their flavours. Our ceremonial ranges are ideal for brewing on their own, with warm or ice cold water, or with small amounts of milk. The higher the grade, the sweeter, less bitter, and more umami-rich they are.



CULINARY MATCHA:

Our culinary matcha grade is a matcha of choice for leading baristas, chefs, pâtissiers, chocolatiers, food artisans and manufacturers. Suitable for use in beverages and dessert recipes, our culinary matcha boasts a vibrant green colour, mellow umami, and the robust intensity required to ‘cut’ through other complementary ingredients. It is perfect for all kinds of drinks and dessert recipes ranging from matcha lattes, cappuccinos, frappés, ice cream, chocolate, fresh or raw desserts, to baked sweets, bread and pastries.







Our Matcha Range



Profile: Misaki™ Matsu™ Meiko™ Midori™ Mirai™
Grade: Ceremonial Ceremonial Ceremonial Culinary Culinary
 
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Size Availability:
Size (20g tin)
Size (100g tin)
Size (1kg bag)
Size (7.5kg bag)
 
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Our Matcha-ware



Matchæologist proudly presents a carefully selected assortment of teaware products, curated and designed in partnership with the finest craftsmen across the world. Every one of our products is individually handmade, and every facet of each object has been designed to balance minimalist aesthetics with contemporary functionality, ensuring an optimal matcha-making experience for the modern lifestyle



Matcha Brewing Kit
£55.00 RRP


Full-Hand Chasen

Full-Hand Chasen
£16.00 RRP


Traditional Chasen

Traditional Chasen
£14.00 RRP


Cloud Glass Chawan

Cloud Glass Chawan
£14.00 RRP


Bamboo Chashaku

Bamboo Chashaku
£10.00 RRP






Contact



Matchaeologist Japan KK
(Asia Pacific)
Tokyo, Japan 107-0062
020 3514 5355


Matchaeologist LLC
(North & South America)
DE, USA 19958
646 844 8511


Matchaeologist Ltd
(EMEA & International)
London, UK N1 7GU
020 3514 5355