Aiya Matcha to Go

Aiya Matcha to GoMatcha to Go is the latest tea from Aiya.

By combining matcha with dietary fiber, this matcha  can  be prepared without the need of whisking or even hot water.

It comes in a single-serving stick, which is very convenient because there’s no need to measure the right amount.

What I think is the best feature is that it has no other added ingredients. It’s an unsweetened, unflavored matcha.

For this review I will brew it just like any other matcha just to see how it differs.

Whisking Matcha to Go

Aiya Matcha to Go powderThe powder has a nice appearance. It is very fine, and has a bright green color.

The stick contains 4 grams, which is more than what I would use to make a bowl of matcha. Anyway, I decided to use it all.

I added 60 ml (2 oz) of water at 80ºC (176ºF), and began to whisk with the chasen (tea whisk).

Aiya Matcha to Go brewedNow there’s a nice layer of green foam in the matcha. It looks great.

The taste is pretty much the same as a normal matcha, a vegetal taste with little astringency and bitterness, but with some sweetness. I find it delicious.

It’s a good tea for people that want to enjoy matcha on the go. All you need is water.

11 Comments

  1. Dee Sallows
    September 9, 2014

    Aiya America is a very good company with prices to match. I have not tried this matcha yet, but it makes this wonderful tea available to people who might not have time for more formal presentations.
    Thank you again Ricardo.
    best regards,
    Dee

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    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      September 9, 2014

      Thanks for the comment Dee.
      It’s good to see that more and more people are getting into matcha now.

      Reply
  2. Becki Benedict
    September 9, 2014

    I’m curious about the dietary fiber. If it’s corn-based and processed in the U.S., then it is most likely GMO.

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    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      September 9, 2014

      Hi Becki, thank you for the comment.

      I have notified Aiya about your question, so hopefully it will be answered soon.

      Reply
    2. James
      September 10, 2014

      Becki, yes the dietary fiber is processed in the U.S. The supplier of the dietary fiber has stated that it is not certified non-GMO, but it does not necessarily mean that it is GMO either.

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      1. Becki Benedict
        September 11, 2014

        And this doesn’t bother anyone? With 85% of the corn produced in the U.S. GMO, it seems necessary to state whether it is or it isn’t.

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        1. Ricardo Caicedo
          September 11, 2014

          I’m personally not bothered by GMOs, but that debate is best suited for another blog/website.

          Reply
  3. James
    October 27, 2014

    Interesting I might try these sachets. Currently taking Purechimps matcha but it’s in a jar, these sachets will be a lot more convenient.

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    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      October 27, 2014

      Hi James, thanks for your comment.

      Yes, the sachets are definitely convenient.

      Reply
  4. Margie
    October 22, 2015

    I purchase this in the refrigerated section of the store, does it need to be refrigerated?

    thanks

    Reply
    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      October 22, 2015

      Hi Margie

      It doesn’t need to, but if you don’t plan on drinking it soon it helps to keep the matcha fresh.

      Reply

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