Ocha Tea Blog

Caffeine in Green Tea. What's the Buzz?

Caffeine in Green Tea. What's the Buzz?

Everything you need to know about the caffeine content in our green tea. The three most frequent questions we’re asked by new Ocha & Co customers ar...
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Tarmo's Matcha Tonic

Tarmo's Matcha Tonic

Summer’s only just begun and already it’s breaking records for heat worldwide. No exceptions for Japan - in Hokkaido, where Ocha and Co are based, we’...
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Danish Matcha Pastry

Danish Matcha Pastry

Light, crisp with a delicate flake - Danish matcha pastry is a cousin of brioche-based croissant, albeit one that enjoys about twice the fat (usually ...
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Matcha Brownies with Mochi

Matcha Brownies with Mochi

Here’s a really special recipe for what we think is the apex of matcha brownies. All the matcha brownies boxes are ticked in Rachel’s recipe, starti...
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Matcha Buns

Matcha Buns

Nothing says comfort more on a stay-indoors day than a fresh- from-the oven tray of delightfully sticky and sumptuous tear & share matcha buns with a ...
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Chewy Matcha Cookies

Chewy Matcha Cookies

These marvelously traditional cookie concoctions pack exactly the right proportions of crunch, lip-smacking goo, and chew; they’re the perfect matcha ...
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Matcha Pudding

Matcha Pudding

These matcha puddings are bountiful little bowls of creamy (yet green) temptresses of the tongue that taste AMAZING - as if made from a top-secret rec...
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Matcha Tart

Matcha Tart

Nobody really needs an excuse to eat a buttery, melt-on-the-palette matcha tart that’s absolutely jam-packed with a matcha-infused cream and custard  ...
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Matcha Cheesecake (Burnt Basque)

Matcha Cheesecake (Burnt Basque)

Don’t be put off by the name  - this matcha cheesecake pudding, named in honour of the Basque region of Spain isn’t really a burnt offering for desser...
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Matcha Granola

Matcha Granola

If you’re already starting your day with a bowl of Matcha tea you’ll know that you’re off to a good start. Thanks to the unique shade growing method a...
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Matcha Roll Cake

Matcha Roll Cake

Here’s a delicious take on that emperor of cakes and attention-hogging fixture of cafes across the nation, the Japanese Matcha Roll Cake. Soft, not to...
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Matcha Milk Bread (Shokupan)

Matcha Milk Bread (Shokupan)

​​This bread, also called 'Hokkaido bread' or 'Shokupan' in Japanese is a sensationally soft and fluffy sweetened milk bread whose cloud-like texture ...
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