Aiya’s 4th of July Matcha to Go SALE

June 29th, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

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Kick start this holiday of remembrance with a refreshing Matcha iced tea! Our convenient Matcha to Go Sticks require no sifting or whisking; simply shake in a chilled water bottle for a delicious afternoon pick me up. Plus, you can enjoy an extra discount on your purchase of our Matcha to Go from now until July 4th*!

Consumers: 20% off Matcha to Go Sticks with code “happyfourth” at checkout.

Wholesale:** 10% off Matcha to Go Sticks with code “happyfourthwh” at checkout.

 

*Discount only valid on Matcha to Go Sticks in stock at and purchased through our online wholesale and consumer stores respectively. Orders must be placed from 12 AM PST Wednesday, June 29, 2016 through 11:59 PM PST Monday, July 04, 2016 to qualify. Respective codes must be used at checkout to receive discount. Aiya reserves the right to change the terms of or terminate this promotion without prior notice.

**Discount only valid for approved wholesale accounts. 

Father’s Day 2016- Aiya Matcha To Go and Matcha Zen Cafe Sale

June 14th, 2016

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Say thanks to Dad this year by surprising him with our delicious Matcha to Go and Matcha Zen Cafe Sticks! Perfect for bringing to the gym, office, or just about anywhere on-the-go, these convenient sticks make Matcha drinks in seconds. Plus, you can SAVE* on these two products from now until June 19th.

Consumers: Get 20% off stick products!

Enter code “thanksdad” at checkout.

 

Wholesale**: Get 10% off stick products!

Enter code “thanksdadwh” at checkout.

 

Happy Father’s Day! 🙂

 

 

*Discount only valid on Matcha to Go Sticks and Matcha Zen Cafe Blend Sticks in stock at and purchased through our online wholesale and consumer stores respectively. Sale does not apply to Matcha Zen Café Blend 1kg bags. Orders must be placed from 12 AM PST Tuesday, June 14, 2016 through 11:59 PM PST Sunday, June 19, 2016 to qualify. Respective codes must be used at checkout to receive discount. Aiya reserves the right to change the terms of or terminate this promotion without prior notice.

**Discount only valid for approved wholesale accounts. 

Aiya Matcha Monthly Radiation Test Report – June 2016

June 8th, 2016

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The radiation test report is now available for our June 2016 shipment. It once again confirms that all of our Matcha and loose leaf teas are safe for consumption. Copies available upon request.

Pure White Bowl Change Notice

June 3rd, 2016

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All of Aiya’s tea bowls are handmade by artisans, reflecting the quality and careful craftsmanship that goes into our own ceremonial Matchas. Unfortunately this craftsmanship is not ever unchanging, as is the case with our Pure White bowl, whose original artisan has recently retired. While the Pure White bowl will still be available, long-time users of this bowl may notice that the design has changed ever-so-slightly with the use of a new artisan. Rest assured, though – the quality you’ve come to expect remains uncompromised.

These updated versions of our Pure White bowls are expected to reach us in late June.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us any time at info@aiya-america.com.

Thank you for your continued support!

Aiya Memorial Day Weekend 2016 SALE

May 27th, 2016

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Kick off this weekend’s celebrations with a yummy bowl of Matcha! Plus, we are having a SALE* on ALL Aiya products on our online store from today, May 27th through Monday, May 30. Codes below:

Consumers:

Enter the code “memorialday16” at checkout in our Online Consumer Store to save 20% off everything in your cart.*

Wholesale**:

Enter the code “memorialday16wh” at checkout in our Online Wholesale Store to save 10% off everything in your cart.*

To take advantage of this deal and start shopping, head over to aiyamatcha.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aiya-america.com.

* Discount only valid on products in stock at and purchased through our online wholesale and consumer stores respectively. Orders must be placed between 12:00 AM PST on Friday, May 27th, 2016 and 11:59 PM PST on Monday, May 30th 2016 to qualify. Respective codes MUST be used at checkout to receive discount. Aiya reserves the right to change the terms of or terminate this promotion without prior notice.

**Discount only valid on approved wholesale accounts.

Aiya Matcha Monthly Radiation Test Report – May 2016

May 3rd, 2016

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The radiation test report is now available for our May 2016 shipment. It once again confirms that all of our Matcha and loose leaf teas are safe for consumption. Copies available upon request.

Mother’s Day 2016- Aiya Matcha Gift Set Sale

April 26th, 2016

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Thank Mom this year by surprising her with a beautiful Aiya Matcha Gift Set! Complete with a 30g tin Matcha of your choice, hand-crafted bowl, bamboo whisk, and bamboo scoop, this gift set is sure to give mom the relaxation and treat she deserves. Plus, get a discount** on all gift sets in stock on our online store from now until Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8th 2016. Codes below:

Consumers: Get 20% off all gift sets! Enter code “thanksmom” at checkout.

Wholesale*: Get 10% off all gift set! Enter code “thanksmomwh” at checkout.

 

PS- Visit our Instagram giveaway post for a chance to WIN one! **this giveaway is now closed**

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**Discount only valid on gift sets in stock at and purchased through our online wholesale and consumer stores respectively. Orders must be placed from 12 AM PST Tuesday, April 26, 2016 through 11:59 PM PST Sunday, May 8, 2016 to qualify. Respective codes must be used at checkout to receive discount. Aiya reserves the right to change the terms of or terminate this promotion without prior notice.

*Discount only valid for approved wholesale accounts. 

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Aiya Matcha Monthly Radiation Test Report – April 2016

April 5th, 2016

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The radiation test report is now available for our April 2016 shipment. It once again confirms that all of our Matcha and loose leaf teas are safe for consumption. Copies available upon request.

Matcha Crackers with Ricotta Cheese & Strawberries

April 1st, 2016

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Homemade crackers are surprisingly simple to make. Using only a few staple ingredients, this recipe (adapted from The Kitchn) requires no kneading and only a few minutes to cut the cracker squares. Top the baked crackers with ricotta cheese and sliced strawberries for a crispy treat that you can snack on all week long!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.
  2. Sift the flour, Matcha, sugar, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Slowly add in the olive oil, melted butter, and water. Stir until a soft dough forms. If dough flakes remain at the bottom, add a tsp of water at a time to incorporate.
  4. Cut the dough in half and shape the dough into two large cubes.
  5. Flour your workspace and roll out one dough cube until 1/8” thick or less. The thickness is important for the crackers to crisp in the oven.
  6. If the dough shrinks back, let it rest for a few minutes and continue to roll out. Make sure to roll the dough out as evenly as possible.
  7. Cut the dough into 1×2” rectangles with a pizza cutter or a knife and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a fork, gently prick the crackers to avoid puffing during baking.
  8. Brush the tops of the crackers lightly with water and sprinkle a pinch of salt onto each cracker.
  9. Bake the crackers for 13-14 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  10. Top with ricotta cheese and sliced strawberries and enjoy!

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Aiya at the Natural Products Expo West 2016

March 30th, 2016

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With the beginning of spring came the annual Natural Products Expo West, one of the largest natural/organic trade shows on the west coast. Held at the familiar Anaheim convention center, this show spread out across two entire floors and into the Hilton hotel next door. Though this show has always been large, it seemed to have grown even more this year, with over 3000 exhibitors and 77,000 attendees (according to New Hope Media).

The first day of the show was busier than ever! Usually the first few hours of the show are slightly slower compared to the rest as attendees trickle down from the front hall to the back. However, we found ourselves making samples after samples and talking up a storm with curious attendees and familiar faces. At the show, we launched our newly gluten-free certified Matcha products. Though teas are naturally gluten free, we thought that this extra step would add assurance to those trying to follow a gluten free lifestyle or have gluten allergies/sensitivity. We weren’t surprised that many other companies had also jumped on the gluten-free certification train. As usual, we sampled out our Matcha lattes and Iced/hot Matchas, along with our Japanese green tea bags.

What we love about this show is that we get to preview new trends and products in the industry. A couple of the trends we noticed are: coconut water, nut milks and butters, and as mentioned above, gluten free products. Though coconut water and nut milk/butters are not necessarily new per se, these products seemed to be increasing in popularity and also variety- from a delicious coconut milk that is extracted without ever being exposed to light, to espresso and coconut flavored nut butters and caramel flavored cashew milks. Gluten-free products seemed to be even more popular this year, with more and more booths showcasing their certification (like us), to a section of the display cases dedicated to “gluten-free products.” Our favorite, though, has to go to the vegetarian meat booth that was stationed right across from us. They sampled out “meats” made with soy protein with a remarkable resemblance to its non-vegetarian counterpart. They even won an award for best new product.

The NPEW shows are always a great place to see new products or trends that are starting to pick up traction in the industry. Matcha has become so popular over the past year or so, that attendees barely ask us what it is anymore (such a big change compared to 2014). Matcha’s popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing any time soon, and we couldn’t be happier to be growing alongside such an influencial industry.