How to Store Matcha

April 29, 2020 2 min read

What is the best way to store matcha?

Storing Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha can start to degrade over time and is very sensitive and fragile to the elements. For best results we recommend to keep your matcha dry, cool, out of direct sunlight and away from any strong odors. 

We recommend storing in the fridge or a cool dry cupboard, in airtight packaging. All our products come in either a resealable tin or bags that are airtight. If transferring your matcha make sure you use an airtight container such as a tea caddie with a sealable lid.

Some people do store matcha in the freezer although we have found it isn’t necessary, and the sudden change in temperature from freezing to room temperature can have negative effects on matcha’s freshness.

Below are our rules to keep our matcha tasting its absolute best.

Sunlight / Heat

Heat and humidity and sunlight can affect the lifespan of your matcha. We recommend storing matcha in a dark place, either a cabinet or the fridge, away from any heat sources.  

Airtight / Oxygen 

Catechins are an antioxidant found in matcha that are studied for their health benefits. When matcha comes in contact with oxygen, oxidation occurs, destroying catechin and other nutrients.  For this reason it’s important to keep your matcha in an airtight container.

Airtight Matcha Tin

Keep Matcha away from Odor / Smells

Matcha is absorbent to strong odors around it. Matcha may absorb the smell, reducing the quality of your matcha. We recommend using a ziplock bag if you must store matcha near foods with a strong odor. 

Moisture

When storing matcha keep is dry and away from any liquids as this will reduce its quality.

How long does matcha last?

Matcha will start to lose some of its freshness once it’s opened for the first time. It is best to consume within 2-3 months, however it doesn’t go ‘off’ and can still be consumed after this amount of time. It may lose some of its freshness and vibrance over time. Our products come with a 18 months best before date from the time the are produced


 
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First matcha purchase!

So far I have made tea cookies, raw nut/fruit balls, smoothies, and plain matcha with cashew milk and it's all good to me! Don't have much to compare it to but a chain coffee shop latte experience years ago. I learned the amazing benefits that make the cost of matcha well worth the price.

I have yet to receive my order

This review is not about the quality of the set, but based on my customer service experience. Placed my order on April 13th, got shipping notification on April 14th, and the last shipping notification I got was April 16th saying USPS was awaiting the item in Buena Vista, CA. Emailed customer service April 22nd and received a response the same day from a member of your team saying he would inform me once he receives info from usps. I also contact usps and they stated they have no information regarding the package. As of today, April 27th, I have yet to receive any information about my order. This was meant as a gift that will now be late. Was very excited to try the set and the matcha, but this experience makes me doubt if I will order from Kenko again, unfortunately. Would appreciate this problem being solved as soon as possible. Thank you.

first time matcha drinker

Good starter set! Comes with everything you need if you're a newbie and directions too!

Perfect set

This is a perfect Matcha set for someone who likes the tea! Classy!