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Matcha Madness at Kaldi's

This March, Kaldi’s Coffee has “matcha madness”. We’re celebrating not only the delicious and health-boosting properties of matcha, but our tea partner Firepot Nomadic Teas as well. 

Come join us as we spotlight these amazing beverages this March: 

  • Cardamom Maple Matcha Latte
  • Firepot Matcha Smoothie
  • Firepot Amai Matcha
Find Your Perfect Matcha

We get our matcha tea from our tea partner, Firepot Nomadic Teas. Firepot prepares the amai (“sweet”) matcha blend especially for use in drinks like lattes. That’s what powers our new seasonal special drink, Cardamom Maple Matcha, and our classic Matcha Smoothie and Amai Matcha.

Cardamom Maple Matcha Latte

Cardamom Maple Matcha Lattee on a white plate

A cardamom and ginger maple syrup steamed with matcha and milk. This seasonal special was inspired by Firepot. The matcha and the cardamom bring antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, while the maple and ginger sweeten it to the point of irresistibility. 

Firepot Matcha Smoothie

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Decadent and fruity, this smoothie has banana, peach, chia seeds, and soy milk blended with Firepot’s house-made matcha mix. Get a little tropical with this delicious and nutritious smoothie!

Firepot Amai Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte in a black background

House-made sweet matcha tea steamed with milk. 3 different sizes, can be served hot or iced. The one and only classic matcha drink we’ve been serving for years. This March, we’re showing some extra love to all things matcha.


Get the recipe and watch Sarah from Firepot make a Matcha Latte here:

Sarah from Firepot preparing a Matcha Latte

Firepot Matcha Latte Recipe


What is Matcha?

Matcha is a type of green tea from Japan that is specially cultivated and processed before being pulverized into a powder. This helps release its concentrated matcha health benefits, and gives it its famous intense color and flavor.

Matcha’s origins lie over a thousand years ago in the ceremonial tea preparation of Zen Buddhist monks. These monks learned to pulverize the tea leaves and then whisk the fine powder, a process that became a ceremonial ritual. 

Amai Matcha in a bowl and next to a Matcha Whick
Why Drink Matcha?

The unique preparation of matcha tea has all the same compounds that normal teas have, but are found in higher concentrations in matcha due to the pulverizing process and special brewing method. This makes matcha tea not only one of the most flavorful teas in the world, but one of the healthiest and most energizing.

Matcha has chlorophyll, theanines, and a wide range of organic compounds known as catechins with special antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Matcha tea is also known for boosting attention and focus thanks to the caffeine and l-theanine. All teas have these, but they’re more concentrated in matcha.

Enjoy our Matcha Madness! 


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