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Introducing our New Matcha Iced Tea Lemonade!

Creative in the Kitchen

Over the years we've found that we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Between perfecting our original recipes to creating new ones, the fun in the kitchen never ends for us. All those hours getting creative brings about new ideas all the time. So when we find a recipe that works, we can’t wait to share it with you.

Just in time for the summer heat, we've remastered a childhood summer favorite, lemonade! For a limited time, we’re introducing our artisan edition Matcha Lemonade. This artisan edition seasonal drink mix is designed for those scorching summer days for a refreshing twist on our favorite classic lemonade mix drink. Pour, stir, sip and enjoy. Lemon powder and matcha powder blend together to create a tart refreshing drink with just a hint of sweetness. Enjoy this blend on ice to beat the heat.

Homemade taste in an instant!

When you were young, lemonade stands were the talk of the town. It was a fun way to create something yourself and earn a little spending money! But, when we were kids, we had much more free time to enjoy. Now that our lives have become busier it’s limited the time we’re able to spend in the kitchen. Although making your own homemade lemonade is fun, it takes a lot of work and time when you’d rather be outside enjoying the sun. Instead of sacrificing the homemade taste with a chemical alternative powder mix, we’re bringing the homemade taste to your kitchen. Grab your favorite mason jar, matcha lemonade mix, and some ice for a refreshing afternoon wellness boost. You'll get more fun in the sun and a break for your lemon juicing arm!

We kept our mix without chemical additives, excess added sugar, and preservatives that are bad for you so you can drink our mix with no worries. In fact, our mix is the perfect blend of tart and sweet, with none of the added extras! We keep true to our matcha roots by blending our natural lemon powder with matcha powder, keeping the taste light but the nutrients heavy. While you're enjoying the flavor burst of lemon, you're sipping down the powerful health benefits of matcha powder. We’re talking boosts of antioxidants, an immune boost to support a healthy immune system, and a boost to your energy level. That makes our Matcha Lemonade a great morning or afternoon pick-me-up that also includes some amazing health benefits. Because of the good, clean energy matcha supplies your body you won’t be left feeling jittery or anxious so you can start your day off ready to take on anything!

Sweet, tart, and deliciously healthy, our artisan Matcha Lemonade won't be around for long. Shop on our website and add a refreshing splash of wellness to your hot summer days!

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Summer of Mango



A tropical getaway for your taste buds

If you love warm tropical beaches, our tropical mango flavor can transport you there! Vibrant, juicy mango brings the sandy summer beaches to you wherever you are. Maybe you’re in the office during the day? A cool, refreshing iced mango latte is just what you’ll need to fight off the afternoon slump. Or are you on your way to visit with friends? Green tea Mango Mints give your breath a tropical freshness and a great flavor to enjoy. Whatever your summer brings, you can always enjoy the refreshing taste of our Tropical Mango lattes and mints. 

Don’t limit your tropical daydreams to the pool or beach. Bring the tropical beaches with you on the go! Fight dragon breath and enjoy a good for you treat during your long summer days and busy social life. Our mints are great for after a lunch with co-workers or before a night out. Best yet, they combine the flavors of tropical mango with matcha green tea so you’re getting all the benefits of matcha with your favorite tropical flavor. Our canisters can slide easily into your beach bag or work bag so whether it’s the weekend or another Monday, you’re ready to go. If you’re traveling, keep your mints in our resealable mint packets! You get more mints for your money, plus the resealable packets help keep your mints fresh and protected from all the elements. Our resealable mint packages are our favorites for traveling and especially if you’ll be traveling to anywhere with blue waters.

Our green tea mints pack the benefits of green tea perfectly blended with the juicy mango flavor. Matcha delivers a powerful antioxidant punch. Antioxidants are important for our health because they fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are unstable and can create negative reactions in the body- including attacking the collagen in our bodies (think wrinkles!). One cause of free radicals is from the sun, which is what you want to enjoy all summer long! That’s why matcha’s antioxidant properties make it such a strong contender in adding to your daily dose of wellness. In addition to keeping your breath fresh, you can help your body ward away free radicals- it’s a win-win!

Sitting poolside in the warm summer sun pairs perfectly with an iced cold drink. Instead of reaching for sugary juices or chemical laden sodas, grab an iced matcha latte. Refreshingly cold, iced matcha lattes perfectly blend as your stir together your favorite tropical drink. With our matcha lattes, we use unrefined coconut sugar, and natural ingredients so you can enjoy a better-for-you, tastier alternative that's vegan too! If you don’t want your drink on the rocks, maybe blended is more for you. Simply mix some ice, our matcha latte mix, and water to create a refreshing blended drink. Our matcha latte powder blends smoothly so you feel like a professional barista as you’re mixing in the kitchen. Take your drink poolside and imagine you’re on the beaches of an island, sipping a refreshing latte infused with tropical mangos. It’s the perfect escape! 

One of our favorite parts about our matcha latte mix is getting creative in the kitchen. With hot summer days, we’ve been finding creative ways to cool down our lattes. Check out one of our summer favorites:

Frozen Tropical Mango Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 packet of Tropical Mango Matcha Latte
¼ cup of frozen fruit of your choice (we like a tropical medley like mangos, pineapples, strawberries, bananas, or peaches!)
Several ice cubes  (depends on how thick you want the smoothie)
¼ cup of water, milk or dairy substitute
 
Mix it up:
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!
 
For the month of July, enjoy 15% off all Tropical Mango flavored products so that you can feel like you’re on a tropical vacation every day.

 

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Pocket Mints


Stay Cool with Mints!

New seasons are great for sharing new products specially created with fun, travel, and wellness in mind. Here, the summer fun has just begun! June marks the start of the summer season and our days are at their longest. A favorite for many, summer is time to enjoy the sun, the water, and take those much-needed vacations from school or the office. Some of our favorite summer activities include going to the lake, hanging out in the river, or spending the day at the beach! Keeping cool while you’re enjoying your longer days outside of your busy schedule is important. Even more important, keeping your health a top priority as your social schedule fills up with so many activities. That’s why we’ve taken everyone’s favorite mints and given their packaging a new twist!

New Look, Same Mighty Mint

Our mighty Matcha Green Tea Mints have just been revamped from the outside, just in time for the new season. We’re introducing our Resealable Mint Packets for all our sugar-free flavors! It’s hard to find sugar-free mints that don’t include some type of chemical additive to give it a sugary taste. We’re talking about sucralose and aspartame, some of the most common chemical additives, along with a variety of other scientific names used to hide added artificial sugars. Our mints ditch these for naturally sourced ingredients with a delicious dose of green tea and the mint power to fight dragon breath.

Near, Far-- Wherever You Are

You’ve seen our mints in our eco-friendly canisters which we’ve loved because of their small size and good-for-the-Earth packaging! But what if we told you that our new resealable mint packages come with more mints for a great price? And that our new packaging keeps your mints fresher, longer? That’s why we got creative when designing our new mint packaging! Eat as few or many as you would like and simply reseal the bag when you’re done. It’s also a great way to refill any of your mint containers that you have- just like our favorite teapot mint holder. They’re the best for traveling! The slim size of the mint packages make them great to slide into your carry-on bag for flights, or into your backpack for camping trips or beach days. You’ll even be sure to have enough mints the whole time you’re away on your next adventure. We got creative when designing our new mint packaging so you can take them along with you on any adventure you choose! Our new resealable mint packages come with more mints for a great price and keeps your mints fresher, longer. Eat as few or many as you would like and simply reseal the bag when you’re done. It’s also a great way to refill any of your mint containers that you have, just like our favorite tea pot mint holder. They’re the best for traveling! The slim size of the mint packets makes them great to slide into your carry-on bag for flights, or into your backpack for camping trips or beach days. You’ll even be sure to have enough mints the whole time you’re away on your next adventure.

Our Favorite is Your New Favorite

Throughout the years, our mints have been a fan favorite. Over the years, we’ve expanded our matcha mints from sugar-free to naturally sweetened with coconut sugar. We’ve introduced new flavors so you can choose to stick with your favorite or constantly switch up your mints. Our Green Tea Mints were our very first product as a company so they’ve been a favorite of ours as well! Our sugar-free green tea mints come in four delicious flavors to choose from: pink dragonfruit, tropical mango, moroccan mint, and yuzu ginger. Each one comes in our brand new packaging, just in time to be adventurous with your mints!

Where will your summer adventures take you? Wherever you may go, enjoy 15% off this month on all our sugar-free resealable mint packets.


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Matcha Latte Stick Packs

May Matcha On-The-Go!

April showers have brought May flowers! Now it is the time to get outside and enjoy the longer, warmer days that come with spring. Hiking, camping, traveling, all of these activities take us out of our homes and keep us active outdoors. This May, we’re introducing our latest addition to our product line: Matcha Latte Stick packs! Our Matcha Latte Stick packs are going where Matcha has never been before. It’s ready for any spring adventure you may go on!

Have your Latte and Drink it Too

Our new Matcha Lattes have continued to be a fan favorite throughout the seasons since its initial launch. So, we’ve been thinking of new ways to reinvent the wheel! This spring, we wanted to make sure you could have your latte and drink it too, whether you’re in the car or out in nature. We kept our recipe simple by ditching all of the added preservative, artificial ingredients, and added sugars that will spike your blood sugar levels. Instead, the only sugar we use is unrefined coconut sugar. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness without any harmful side effects- in fact, unrefined coconut sugar will help to regulate your blood sugar levels!

More Adventure, Less Preparation

Just as easy to use as our Matcha Latte Mix, our Latte Stick packs come in easy to transport packages that fit in any bag for any adventure. Simply mix any Matcha Latte Stick into your water for a green tea boost any time of day. We use all natural ingredients in all our products, which makes them easy to mix into any drink. We enjoy smooth, creamy matcha lattes that blend without much effort! This is why we’ve formulated our Matcha Latte Stick packs perfectly blend- without needing a blender. Better yet, we like to eliminate the clumps that come from recipes that are loaded with artificial ingredients. Pour, shake, and be on your way!

While the weather heats up and the days grow longer, May brings more opportunity for adventure. From hiking, to camping, to even backpacking- these activities require you to pack light, but pack the essentials. Maybe one of your essential experiences is drinking a hot tea around a fire while you’re out camping with friends. Or your must-pack essentials are healthy snacks and treats while you’re traveling. Now, you can enjoy your favorite matcha latte flavor even if you’re miles away from home. Just like our Matcha Latte mix that you enjoy at home or at the office, we’ve created the best travel companion. Our Matcha Latte Sticks are small and portable enough for any adventure you go on. They fit in all your travel bags or even your pocket if you’re really traveling light!

Sometimes your spring adventure may take you to visit places you have never been before. If you’re traveling by plane, there’s lots of restrictions on what you can bring and the pressure to pack light. Slide on of our Matcha Latte Stick Packs into your carry on and enjoy a great pick me up during long flights. Just as easy as it is when you’re home or on the go, you can treat yourself to a wonderfully creamy vegan matcha latte in the sky.

Some Like it Hot, Others Like it Iced

Sometimes we like our matcha lattes hot, sometimes we like them cold. During those chilly outdoor mornings, you may be craving a warm and creamy matcha latte to kick start your day. They can also be served chilled when you’re working up a sweat out in the hot sun. Mix your favorite matcha latte stick flavor into hot water and immediately sip to enjoy. No extra preparation required! This convenience makes the Matcha Latte Sticks the perfect travel drink with all the health benefits of matcha right at your fingertips!

Healthy Spring in Your Step

One of our favorite parts about spring is getting to enjoy the outdoors with beautiful weather. Outdoor activities, like hiking or climbing, can take a toll on the body so it’s important to replenish yourself with whole, natural ingredients. Our matcha latte sticks are made with high-quality Japanese matcha, which carries health benefits such as antioxidants, more energy, and delicious flavor. Benefits like these will get you from point A to Point B on all your travels feeling your best! Travel can be exhausting with jet lag, poor sleep, and dehydration. Mix all that with the challenge of trying to eat well while you’re constantly in and out of airports and hotels- travel has only become harder! Carry your Matcha Latte Sticks along with you for the perfect afternoon pick me up, or to get your daily dose of health and wellness!


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B the Change

PROUD TO BE A B CORP

Instead of being the best in the world, how about being the best for the world? In 2010, we joined a community of 900+ companies around the globe that are proudly certified as B Corporations. A new type of company that focuses on environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate accountability, B Corporations are changing the modern economic landscape and encouraging others to "B the Change." The wide-ranging community consists of major corporations, one-person startups, and everything in between. Companies like Patagonia, Method, Etsy, Seventh Generation, and of course us at Sencha Naturals, are all aligned for a bigger purpose.

As a certified B Corporation, we believe that every company, no matter how small, can make a difference. We take the sustainable road less traveled and measure success beyond profits. We volunteer in our community, give back to various charities, work with local and sustainable suppliers, use biodegradable and recyclable packaging materials, and participate in micro-lending programs to give opportunities to those less fortunate.

Come join in! To become a B Corp yourself, or to find other B Corps that you can support, visit www.bcorporation.net

Learn More About B Corp 

B The Change In 2016-2017

Part of being a B Corp includes striving to be the best to improve social and environmental performance. Here are some examples of how we have answered the call to "B the change" this year.  

Community

Sencha Naturals donates and supports Love146, an organization that helps end child trafficking and exploitation. Together, we can understand the realities of human trafficking and empower communities and youth across the world to stand up against it. Learn more at Love146.org

Adopt a family program with A Place Called Home (APCH) Last year we adopted a family in need for the holidays.

Volunteer at Wild-Life Waystation: which includes gardening, animal enrichment, and light construction.

Social

In 2016-2017 Sencha Naturals hosted several events for the staff including a heritage day gathering, our yearly potluck, in which everyone brings a dish specific to their culture to share with everyone. This allows us to celebrate and appreciate our differences and connect with each other to build healthy work relationships for a great work environment.

Environmental

It’s what’s on the inside that counts, and we’re proud to say we've carefully sourced all materials from our green tea, right down to our labels and glue. As a certified B Corp, we strive to care for the planet any way we can and believe our green color represents so much more than green tea, it represents our green values. We challenge ourselves to use only what we need when it comes to finite resources like natural gas, electricity, and water. We analyze our power usage on a monthly basis, run our conditioning and heat on timers, participate in recycling programs, taking extra care to recycle batteries and potentially hazardous materials in the appropriate facilities. Solar energy currently makes up about 80% of our operations.

We have an expectation that our suppliers share our values; meaning, eco-friendly, ethically produced materials, free of GMOs and suspect additives. We are committed to “buying local” as much as we can; giving priority to those nearby (75% of our suppliers are operating within our region) in a concerted effort to reduce fuel consumption, while simultaneously supporting local economies.

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April 04, 2017

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Bloomin' Blossoms

Cherry blossom 15% off

Maybe you’ve seen the cherry blossoms in full bloom in Washington D.C. Cherry blossoms are a tourist draw for areas like Washington D.C. and throughout East Asia. The trees are shed of their winter slumbers and bloom beautiful white-pink colored flowers. Widely used for centuries in East Asia and especially throughout Japan for their sweet flavoring, cherry blossoms really do mark a great beginning to spring. To celebrate our days being warmer, longer, and sunnier—we’re bringing the delectable flower to your kitchen!

In Japan, cherry blossom is widely celebrated for its delicate floral fragrance and it’s lightly sweet taste. The cherry blossom is commonly used to flavor honey, tea, cookies, and much more. Our use of cherry blossom brings an extra bit of sweetness to your next latte, or mint, but without any artificial sugars. Spring is sweet, but you don’t have to sacrifice health for it! With the new spring season upon us, we’ve decided to celebrate, by infusing cherry blossom into some of our favorite products.

One of our favorite additions is to our matcha lattes. For those warmer spring days that will eventually turn into hot summer ones, our drinks progress from hot to iced ones! Making your own homemade iced tea and lattes can take more time than you want to spend during the busy mornings. That’s why our matcha lattes are created with convenience in mind! It’s the perfect way to start your morning- simply pour the mix into water with ice and your iced matcha latte is ready to go. Our original green tea matcha flavor has always been a fan favorite, but now you can also enjoy our Cherry Blossom Matcha Latte. Still formulated with the powerful health benefits of matcha, we’re simply enhancing the flavor profile! This way you can still approach your days with more energy, enhanced concentration, and less artificial ingredients.  

With longer days, comes a naturally busier schedule. Our mints come in canisters that easily fit in your bag so that while you’re on the go, you’re ready for any social situation. Or, sometimes you need a little sweetness in your afternoon without reaching for the candy. Our Green Tea mints are infused with the flavor of spring- cherry blossoms! Deliciously sweet, our Green Tea Cherry Blossom mints pack the power of our original green tea with the added sweetness of cherry blossom. Our eco-tubes are environmentally friendly, made from recycled materials so no elements are the environment are harmed! The eco-tubes are slim and can fit in any bag so that your breath can be fresh any time of day on the go.

Our mints are formulated without the artificial sweeteners. We like to keep our recipes simple and healthy. Plus, with our cherry blossom flavor, you get the perfect amount of sweetness- there’s no need to add any more! Artificial sweeteners can cause an array of health problems, but most notably it can increase your blood sugar levels. That’s the main reason why we like to keep our mints sugar-free. This way you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere, without worrying about what you’re putting into your body. With cherry blossom mints, you’ll even find yourself right in the springtime mood!

We’re excited that spring is officially here. Stop and smell the flowers by enjoying 15% off cherry blossom green tea mints and our cherry blossom matcha lattes.

 

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March 17, 2017

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Happy St. Patrick's Day, Celebrate with Matcha!

matcha pancakes

It's St. Patricks Day! You know what that means, all green everything! At Sencha Naturals we love the color green, after all, it is the color of our matcha. This morning as a St. Patricks Day treat we decided to whip up some matcha coconut pancakes with some homemade whipped cream.

It's super easy to do at home for any occasion and all you need are a few ingredients. You can make your own pancake batter, but we used a pre-mixed one with toasted coconut for a special twist.

How we did it

Use any pancake mix, we recommend coconut or vanilla and add a tablespoon of matcha into the water you mix in, to sneak some antioxidants into your pancakes. Make pancakes and top with homemade whipped cream, your favorite syrup, and a sprinkle of matcha to make this fun-colored breakfast. These sweet pancakes pair great with a cup of matcha tea to balance out the sweetness.

Save 15% on all our products this month, including our culinary grade matcha during March Matcha Madness. Try some matcha in your next culinary adventure, we’d love to see what you come up with. Tag @SenchaNaturals in your green tea experiments!

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