2015 Winter Specials--


MATCHAandMORE is pleased to offer matcha/green powdered tea produced by Koyama-en and Shorai-en. The careful blending of different plant varieties grown on different types of soil is the key to the art of creating unique blends of matcha, whose quality remains consistent over time. The tea is shipped fresh directly from Japan and mailed to you; please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
MATCHAandMORE offers a selection of utensils for the study of chanoyu/The Japanese Way of Tea. Each item has been selected for its value and quality by Joyce Kubose, an instructor in chanoyu in the Chicago area.

MATCHAandMORE recommends books and places to study chanoyu. Chanoyu is a spiritual practice based on integrating the principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility into one's everyday life through the simple act of making and sharing a bowl of tea.


THANK YOU for your patronage during 2015 and for being the most valued MATCHAandMORE customer!
May we all have grateful hearts as we end 2015 and may you greet the new year with good health and a strong spirit!


Koicha/Thick tea

Koyama-en’s premier koicha/thick tea!  Tenjyu was awarded the 2014 FIRST PRIZE by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture for the 21st time in the 68-year history of the Japanese National Tea Competition! Tenjyu is delightfully fragrant with a very smooth, elegant taste, which reflects its name of “blessings from heaven.”  It is the only Koyama-en matcha that is produced in the traditional way allowing nature to develop its delicious flavor over 6 months from May to November. 20g can for $48.00 (regular price $58) - The premier gift!



Koicha/Thick tea

Kinshirushi / Gold Mark is Koyama-en's organic thick tea matcha. It is certified by JAS, which is the standard in Japan. 20g can for $33 (regular price $37) and 40g can for $57 (regular price $63).




Japanese Tea Sweets
These traditional sweets for Chanoyu/Japanese tea ceremony are pressed into hand-carved wooden molds. The designs and shapes are expressive of the various seasons. Delightful to look at and delicious to enjoy with a bowl of matcha, a perfect match. $18.00 (regular price $20.00)



2016 TEA-ZEN Calendar (21" X 11") features Japan's most eminent Zen masters. The Japanese calligraphy is written on washi/Japanese paper. It is designed to look like a scroll and is suitable for mounting or framing. Each month is written in both roman numerals and Japanese characters.

On the last page is the English translation of the calligraphy and explanation, done by Thomas L. Kirchner, a former Zen monk, who is presently working at Hanazono University in Kyoto, Japan. The calendar was produced with the cooperation of the Institute for Zen Studies, Kyoto, Japan. $30.00. Limited Copies.