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Published on August 17, 2022

It is not just the style that makes it one of a kind. It is a mix of passion and personality.

Tia Maria Matcha is an indulgent creamy liqueur with the distinctive flavours and the natural caffeine of Japanese green Matcha tea extract. It is a journey of floral flavours on the palate with a refreshing twist and smooth finish. A beautiful subtle green, this thick, luxurious liqueur has an ABV of 17% and provides contemporary consumers with a new mindful ritual and the perfect drink of choice for every occasion. 

To make Tia Maria Matcha, natural matcha tea extract is used to give an aromatic flavour and aroma. When growing Matcha, tea growers cover their fields with large dark nets for two to four weeks before harvesting the tea leaves. As a result of this light deprivation (up to 90%), the plants produce more chlorophyll and amino acids, thus giving the final product its special and delicious sweetness. The matcha leaves are then ground in artisanal granite stone mills in order to fully preserve the colour, flavour and aroma of the Matcha product.

The Origins of Tia Maria 

A beautiful young Spanish aristocrat fled the turmoil colonial war brought to the island of Jamaica. Her maid saved one family treasure.

A small jewellery box with black pearl earrings and an ancient manuscript with the recipe for a mysterious liqueur. The recipe was named after the courageous woman. Tia Maria was born.

The recipe lay dormant for many years before being rediscovered in the 1940s by Dr. Kenneth Leigh Evans, who began to produce and market it.

From this day forward it has been a favourite for coffee liqueurs lovers the world over and it was even used in the very first Espresso Martini recipe over forty years ago.

Why not try the Matcha-tini?


60ml Tia Maria matcha
30ml Vodka
Matcha powder to garnish

Create your perfect green matcha rim on half of a chilled Champagne glass. 

Pour Tia Maria Matcha and vodka into a cocktail shaker. 

Fill the rest of the shaker with ice. 

Shake the ingredients together. 

Pour in the contents of the shaker using a strainer and sieve into the glass. 

Serve and enjoy! 

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About the author

Chloe Lewis

Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine. 

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