Taika, the "stealth health" brand developing scientifically supported, calibrated and highly functional blends of coffee, tea and adaptogens, launched a Matcha Latte. A blend of USDA organic ceremonial grade matcha and adaptogens, Taika's Matcha Latte is a canned matcha to enter the market made with zero added sugars and a creamy, housemade macadamia milk high in healthy fats and protein.
The unveiling of Taika's functional Matcha Latte is supported by an infusion of $2.2 Million in seed funding led by Obvious Ventures, with participation from Kindred Ventures, Human Ventures, and Quiet Capital. Additional angel investors include Alexia Brue (Co-Founder of Well + Good), Sophia Amoruso (Founder & CEO of Business Class), Sean Tsao (Co-Founder of Caviar, Owner of Halal Guys), Ryan Tedder (Lead Vocalist of One Republic) and Walter Robb (Former co-CEO of Whole Foods), among others.
Grown in Aichi and Kagoshima, matcha producing areas in Japan, Taika's USDA organic ceremonial grade matcha has a fresh, smooth flavor with crisp, bold accents. Sourced from a 100-year-old, leading matcha producer, Taika's matcha powder is perfected by matcha sommeliers, with extensive traceability systems to track matcha powder back to its originating tea field through each production process, including cultivation conditions, harvest date, lot information, production information, and shipping data. With quality and taste as priority for every product, Taika prides itself on partnering with producers that gather, steam, and manufacture tea leaves from the field as quickly as possible after harvest to save the great aroma and taste, ensuring that you have nothing but the best.
Meticulously designed to deliver optimal taste, health benefits and efficacy, each can of Taika includes carefully sourced ingredients, which include housemade plant and nut milks, a proprietary natural sweetener stack, and a unique blend of adaptogens, including L-Theanine, Ashwagandha, Lion's Mane, Cordyceps Militaris, and Reishi, which work synergistically with caffeine to sustain creativity and keep consumers feeling inspired, not wired.
Taika's full range of products, which are keto-friendly, non-GMO, plant-based, gluten free and sustainably sourced, will be available at select retailers including Erewhon Market, Bristol Farms, Bi-Rite Market and Zabar's as well as through delivery services FastAF and Instacart, in addition to its website at taika.co.