NRA 2014 Recap

June 5th, 2014

A couple weeks back we attended the National Restaurant Association (NRA) show in Chicago. This is the largest restaurant show in the US and is held every year at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. The show room floor is always huge with tons of companies exhibiting as well as tons of attendees eager to try out different foods and check out what’s happening in the restaurant industry.

During this show we switched things up for once and did not sample any our our Ceremonial Matcha and didn’t make any traditional style tea. Instead we focused our attention on promoting our new Matcha To Go product and we were making a Matcha ice tea. We even spruced up the ice tea by adding different flavors like mint or blueberry to mimic something a cafe or coffee shop could do if they had flavored syrups on hand. Along our Matcha ice tea we sampled a Matcha smoothie using our Matcha Zen Cafe Blend. However on the final day we decided to switch over to a iced Matcha latte that went over very well the attendees that stopped by our booth.

While in Chicago we also had a chance to stop by a local tea retail store by the name of Adagio Teas. They happen to be one of our customers and it was nice seeing them have our products displayed all over their store located on State Street. They also seem to put in a real effort to push Matcha as they have Matcha Mondays where Matcha drinks are half off in store.

Aiya Matcha Monthly Radiation Test Report Available – May 2014

May 28th, 2014

The radiation test report is available for our May 2014 shipment.  It once again confirms that all of our Matcha and loose leaf teas are safe for consumption.  Copies available upon request.

Aiya Matcha May 2014 Radiation Report

Aiya Matcha Holiday Sale – Memorial Day Weekend 2014

May 23rd, 2014

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! This holiday of rememberance also marks the unofficial beginning of the American summer, and what better way to kick off the start to a new season than with a sale? So while you’re getting your grills ready, be sure to get those tea bowls out too! Aiya is happy to announce our Matcha Memorial Day Weekend Sale:  tomorrow, the 24th, through Monday, the 26th, you can save on ALL of our products!

Please check the details below carefully as they differ for consumers and wholesalers:

For Wholesale Customers:

Enter the discount code “Memorial20WH” (no spaces) at checkout in our Online Wholesale Store to save 10% off everything in your cart.*

For Consumers:

Enter the discount code “Memorial2014” (no spaces) at checkout in our Online Consumer Store to save 20% off everything in your cart.*

 

To take advantage of this deal and start shopping right now, head over to AiyaMatcha.com.

If you have any questions or would like further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@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 12:00AM on Saturday, May 24th 2014 and 11:59 PM PST on Monday, May 26th 2014 to qualify.  Aiya reserves the right to change the terms of or terminate this promotion without prior notice.

SCAA 2014 – Aiya’s Matcha in the Emerald City

May 1st, 2014

Last weekend the SCAA expo was held in Seattle. The SCAA is a coffee related show that stands for Specialty Coffee Association of America. Although it is a coffee show other companies related to cafe and foodservice have found their way into exhibiting. More tea companies and even some food companies could be found in the exhibit hall.

SCAA is one of the bigger coffee shows that come around every year. There is always a good turnout especially for those looking for coffee related equipment for their business. During the show we offered samples of our Ceremonial Matcha by making traditional hot Matcha and a Matcha Latte using our Matcha Zen Cafe Blend for the avid coffee drinkers not familiar with Matcha.

This is the first show that we got to unveil our new Aiya polo shirts. The show was busier this year compared to last year when it was held in Boston. It could be a product of the hall being really huge in Boston. Overall it was a good show with plenty of traffic. We can’t wait to come back to Seattle again next year.

For those local to the Seattle area that want to purchase our product, please go to Metropolitan Market as they carry some of our Matcha products for retail.

Aiya Matcha Limited Time Offer – Free Tea Bowl

April 22nd, 2014

A good bowl of Matcha requires more than just tea, and sometimes its easy to forget a key component – the tea bowl! That’s why, as a thank you for your continued business and support, we’d like to present you a limited time offer.

While supplies last, we’ll be providing a free hand-crafted tea bowl along with consumer purchases of over $100. This offer requires no coupon code or additional work. Simply make a purchase of $100 or more with a registered account (cannot checkout as a guest) on our consumer online store, and then we’ll include a free bowl along with your order as a thank you. Please note that this promotion is first-come, first-serve, and that supplies are limited, so this offer will end soon!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at contact@aiya-america.com!

*This offer is only valid while supplies last and only on purchases of $100 or more placed through the Aiya consumer online store with a registered account – purchases made as a guest at checkout will not count. There will be a limit of one free tea bowl per customer. Any purchase made after supplies are exhausted will not be eligible for this offer, and no exchanges be allowed. Aiya reserves the right to terminate or alter this promotion at any time without prior notice.

New Packing for Aiya’s Matcha Zen Cafe Blend Sticks

April 10th, 2014

Matcha Zen Cafe Blend

Aiya’s Matcha Zen Cafe Blend Sticks have undergone a packaging change! We’re happy to announce that our new stick packaging features an easy-tear film for ease of use. The new packing also has the benefit of usage directions on each individual stick, meaning it’s now easier to use and share with others!

For our wholesale clients, the new packaging has an additional feature: individual sticks now have their own bar code. This means that our Zen Cafe Sticks can be sold by the box or individually, promoting quick and easy point-of-sale purchases in a variety of different ways for retailers.

Check out the product page for more details on our Zen Cafe Blend products! For any questions about our new packaging or anything else regarding our Zen Cafe Blend series, please feel free to e-mail us at info@aiya-america.com. 

Aiya Matcha Holiday Sale – Easter Sale 2014

April 4th, 2014

April Showers are underway and we’re only a few weeks out from Easter. Painted eggs and sugary treats are popping up all over, so why not add a little green to that list as well? To sweeten your tooth, Aiya is happy to announce its very own Easter Sale! Starting  tomorrow and available exclusively to consumers of our Aiya brand, our Matcha Cooking Grades, Zen Cafe Blends, and Aiya Matcha accessories are all 15% off until Easter Sunday!

From April 5th until April 20thconventional and organic 100g bags of Cooking Grade Matcha, all Aiya Zen Cafe Blends, and Aiya Matcha Accessories are all 15% off. Just enter the promotional code “easter2014” (no spaces) at checkout to receive the discount!*

 

For those of you looking for a few recipe ideas to get you started, take a look at our Matcha recipes here.

 

If you have any questions or would like further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@aiya-america.com.
To take advantage of this deal and start shopping right now, head over to the Aiya Consumer Store. 

*Discount is only valid for cooking grade Matcha, Aiya Zen Cafe Blends, and Matcha Accessory orders placed through AiyaMatcha.com’s consumer store from April 5th 2014 at 12:01 AM PST until April 20th 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.  Aiya reserves the right to terminate this promotion at any time without prior notice.

Aiya Matcha Monthly Radiation Test Report Available – April 2014

April 2nd, 2014

The radiation test report is available for our April 2014 shipment.  It once again confirms that all of our Matcha and loose leaf teas are safe for consumption.  Copies available upon request.

 

Aiya Matcha Apr 2014 Radiation Report

Natural Products Expo West + Engredea 2014 – Aiya Matcha

March 13th, 2014

This past weekend was the Natural Products Expo West and Engredea show. Every year it is held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Its always a a great show and a extremely busy one at that. Every year it seems to just grow and become bigger and bigger. The amount of exhibitors at the show is just crazy. All main halls from hall A-E were full, they even used a exhibit hall that was below ground, they had another room up on the third floor, and they started to expand into the neighboring stadium.

The show itself is always fun to walk around and check out the new trends are, and to see what new products some of your favorite companies have or are coming out with soon. You can find everything in the natural category whether it be food, drink, cosmetics, personal care, and even pet care.

This is one of the biggest shows that Aiya America attends every year. The amount of attendees and traffic are off the charts and its a good way to build awareness of your brand and products. Since last year we’ve been setting up a booth on both the Natural Products Expo side to engage the consumers as well as a booth on the Engredea side that is more focused on ingredients and connecting with manufacturers or other businesses.

During the show we sampled our Ceremonial Matcha in making traditional Match tea as well as a Matcha green tea smoothie using soy milk. In addition to that on the Endgredea side we showcased chocolates utilizing our Matcha green tea, black tea powder, and rooibos powder as an ingredient.

The show itself seem to pass in a blur as it was really busy. Now that it is over its time to recover from the madness. We’re eager to see if the Natural Products Expo West and Engredea show will continue to grow in size, and whether they have already hit there limit.

Aiya Matcha Monthly Radiation Test Report Available – March 2014

March 5th, 2014

The radiation test report is available for our March 2014 shipment.  It once again confirms that all of our Matcha and loose leaf teas are safe for consumption.  Copies available upon request.

Aiya Matcha Mar 2014 Radiation Report