Matcha to Go from Aiya


Today I am reviewing Matcha to Go from Aiya!! When I first opened the stick-pack (easy to use, and perfect for while on the go), there was a very earthy scent. There was a scent that I couldn’t quite place, but after a while I realized that the scent reminded me of seaweed.

Once I stirred and let the tea cool for just a bit, that allowed the earthy matcha scent to become pleasantly strong.

To me the taste is a bit bitter and very much like the scent. However, I figured, from the dark green color, that this would be the case. I know that ceremonial matcha is different from my personal favorite (the kind filled with sugar, a thick latte), so I will try adding a bit of sugar to see if that will make a difference.

Once the sugar was added, that helped!! It’s more mellow, and the slight seaweed taste was no longer there. This tea is, what I would call, a ceremonial matcha (from my own experience) tea, bitter without sugar and more mellow with; it’s also much thinner than the thick latte kind. It’s healthier too. *wink* In fact, Matcha to Go won the Clean Choice – Clean Eating – Award in 2015!!

You can drink this tea hot or cold, so if you love a matcha smoothie, I think it’s worth a try.

It’s not a hot tea for me, though I am interested in trying some Matcha to Go in a smoothie!! If you prefer stronger flavors, healthier tea, some caffeine and a quick pour and stir or shake (I recommend doing so with quite a bit of speed, as I noticed I had some powder left in my tea), try Matcha to Go and let us know what you think!!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green/Matcha
Where to Buy: Aiya


All of Aiya’s Matcha is produced in the Nisho region of Aichi prefecture, Japan, where the finest Matcha has been grown for over 800 years.

Each box of Matcha to Go contains ten-4 gram single-serving sticks.

Ingredients: Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea, Non-GMO Soluble Corn Fiber (Dietary Fiber)

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!



Hello!! I'm Angie, a 27-year-old tea lover from Utah, where I live with my gorgeous best friend, wife and soulmate Jen!! Jen and I have two kitties, two birds, one snake, two fish and one bunny. They're our babies!! I love my little family so much. ♥♥♥ Speaking of my little family, I talk about them on my blog, A Life More Kawaii. Kawaii is Japanese for cute, and I love everything cute (and I love a lot that's kowai, as well, which is Japanese for scary). I am studying Japanese, while also gaming (my favorite hobby), watching anime, reading manga and generally being a huge geek.. I have a passion for MANY geeky subjects. I am also an artist, a blogger as I mentioned, a lover of nature (especially camping), and everything magickal. You'll find all of the above, plus other interests (like fashion, and shopping), what I support, and so much more on my blog. Please, come visit!! I started loving tea only a few years ago, because my wife (also a tea lover) thought I might like this delicious peach mango white tea and I DID. Now I'm addicted!! There's so much to try and new flavors are constantly being dreamed up and made, so I hope you'll visit often, and read and enjoy my review posts as well as the other sisters' posts!! Sit back, read, and enjoy a cuppa~.

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