Tatsu is tea culture for peak performance.

We’ve created the world’s first matcha performance beverage. Inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition that fueled Samurai warriors, Tatsu is a modern blend of adaptogenic matcha tea with electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. Light, refreshing and non-carbonated, this is the choice of anyone who wants to perform - at whatever it is they do - at their highest attainable level with purpose.

Our Mission

With a vision to transform the landscape of daily refreshments, our mission at Tatsu Tea is to provide a healthy alternative to coffee and energy drinks, ensuring vitality without the jitters or subsequent crashes, and championing a cleaner, sustainable way of drinking that supports both peak performance and wellness.

Matcha is our fuel, not our flavor.

The earthy, umami flavor of matcha isn’t for everyone, but Tatsu Tea is. That’s why we’ve painstakingly crafted a proprietary formulation - we like to call it Matcha 2.0 - that gives you all the energy and health benefits of matcha tea, with none of the grassy flavor.

Matcha 101

What is matcha tea?

In the world of teas, few are as revered as the vibrant green matcha, a Japanese green tea powder made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant that also produces green tea. Unlike conventional teas, matcha is cultivated with a centuries-old shading process, wherein farmers shield the tea plants from direct sunlight in the weeks leading up to harvest. These tender, shade-grown leaves develop high levels of amino acids, like L-theanine, which offer profound health benefits. The leaves are carefully harvested, steamed to lock in their nutrient content, dried, and then stone ground into a fine powder. Whereas conventional teas are steeped in water and the leaves are discarded, when you drink matcha you’re consuming the whole tea leaf in all its potency.

Where does Tatsu Tea’s matcha come from?

We harvest our matcha from the Nishio region of Japan, the cradle of the finest matcha for over 800 years. Nishio’s rich soil, mild climate, lavish water supply, and remoteness from any major urban development makes it the perfect location for matcha tea cultivation.

What are the benefits of matcha?

Matcha boasts a broad array of health-promoting properties supported by scientific research, including:

1. Abundant Antioxidants: Matcha is renowned for its high concentration of antioxidants, particularly catechins, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, combat inflammation, and lower the risk of chronic diseases. 

2. Energy and Focus: Matcha contains caffeine and L-theanine, which work together to provide a unique cognitive boost, promoting alertness and concentration without the jittery side effects often associated with coffee and other caffeinated beverages. While matcha has less caffeine than coffee, the human body processes the caffeine in matcha differently than that in coffee. Thanks to its high amino acid levels, the caffeine in matcha is slowly and steadily released, providing a continuous stream of clean energy. Studies also suggest that L-theanine promotes alpha wave activity in the brain, inducing a state of focus conducive to mental clarity and productivity.

3. Nutrients: Matcha is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. It also contains minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium, which are essential for overall health and well-being.

4. Immune Support: Matcha’s vibrant green color comes from its high chlorophyll content, which supports natural detoxification processes within the body. It binds to toxins and heavy metals, helping the body to eliminate them. These detoxification properties, along with matcha’s vitamins, minerals, and immune-boosting compounds, fortify the body’s defenses against illness and infection.

What do you mean by Matcha 2.0?

We’ve distilled all the potency and myriad health benefits of the ancient art of preparing matcha tea into a ready-to-drink beverage with a light, crisp, refreshing flavor profile. This is the everyman’s matcha, the drink of the modern warrior.


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