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Matcha – Biscuits with crunch… and flavour!

At Tang: The Asian Food Emporium, like you we love Matcha. Made form Green Tea extract we stock a wide range of Matcha products – Biscuits, Chocolate, Cakes, Icecream, drinks,… Here are some of our more popular biscuits and chocolate Matcha delights – and some delicious drinks from Taiwan in Apple, Mango, Banana and Papaya flavours.


Bourbon Biscuits are made in Japan. This week we have four varieties from Bourbon and one from Country Ma’am.


From Bourbon let’s start with Mini Sylveine Matcha biscuits. Coated in delicious milk chocolate (but relatively dark), these are delicious little triangles of Matcha flavoured biscuit with a sweet creamy central layer. Each 140g packet holds 14 biscuits, more than enough for morning or afternoon tea – or both!


Also from Bourbon we present the Mini Baum Rollup ‘Uji’ cream Cookie. A sweet Matcha flavoured treat, each 148g packet holds 16 individually wrapped rollups or ‘Uji’. A Matcha outer layer enveloping a creamy sweet inner biscuit. Try them, you’ll love them.


For a more traditional style biscuit Bourbon offer the Alfort ‘Uji’ Matcha Cookie. A traditional baked biscuit with a delicious Matcha topping. The 168g Packet contains 16 scrumptious biscuits. A must for your kitchen, your office or you handbag!


And the final offering from Bourbon is the Roannu ‘Uji’ Matcha Cookie. Each individually wrapped cookie is two biscuit layers with a central creamy and sweet Matcha layer. Each 148g packet contains 20 delicious cream biscuits. Perfect to enjoy with a steaming cup of green tea.

With Matcha originating in Japan, these biscuits are all authentic and contain genuine Matcha Powder (Green Tea).


Our final Matcha Biscuit this week is from Country Ma’am, another Japanese biscuit brand produced by the Fujiyama Corporation. This is a parfait biscuit – perfect for adding to those sweet desserts, like Matcha ice cream, or vanilla for that matter! Why not chocolate? It’s a light refreshing Matcha parfait that adds a gentle crunch to any dessert. Each 147g packet carries 14 individually wrapped parfait biscuits. So good, so nice!


Perhaps you may like to try a range of flavoursome and delicious milk drinks from Taiwan. Mango, Apple, Banana or Papaya. Each drink is sold in a 500ml can that is great for chilling and all contain real fruit juice in a milky base. Try one, try them all – they’re different but delicious.

Please come and make your selections in our store – 185 Russell St  – 7 days per week, open daily from 10am until 11pm. To find any item visit our website and look up the country of origin to discover the products store location here.

Or ask our friendly staff when you are stocking up on your weekly groceries.

Tang: The Asian Food Emporium – Melbourne’s best selection of Asian groceries. Shop with us – you’l feel like you’re home again.

Green Tea First Discovered in China


According to legend, green tea was first brewed in 2737 BC during the reign of Emperor Shennong in China. The leaves of the camellia sinensis plant were simply steeped in hot water, it was tea in its most natural form.

The lower quality green tea is, the hotter the water and longer it should be steeped to get the right flavour taste, whereas higher quality teas are steeped at a cooler temperature and for a shorter time, often two or three quick steepings. Beware not to steep green tea too hot or too long as it will result in a bitter, astringent brew, due to it releasing an excessive amount of tannins. The teapot should also be warmed beforehand to avoid the tea cooling down. It is common practice for tea leaf to be left in the cup or pot and for hot water to be added as the tea is drunk until the flavour degrades.

Oolong and black tea were created much later than green tea, around the 1600s.  Black tea is a fermented version of green tea and Oolong is a semi fermented version.

The consumption of green tea began to spread through Asia, beginning with Japan, around 800AD. The Japanese contributed much to green tea by offering different variations on the tea leaves that are still enjoyed today.  Green tea became an integral part of Japanese culture with their famous tea ceremonies. This formalised presentation of tea drinking has become an art form in both Japan and China.
Tea spread through the world, with black tea being more popular in western countries, until recently when the fresh, invigorating taste of green tea has been discovered and embraced by western countries. Tang The Asian Food Emporium carry a great range of green teas, oolong tea and China black tea.

Exotic Beverages From TANG The Asian Food Ëmporium

canned drinks

If you love your teas and coffees, juices and drinks of the more exotic variety then you will simply adore the selection available in the heart of Melbourne at TANG the Asian Food Emporium.  The range of instant beverages includes coffee sticks and sachets, powder teas, even cereal drinks and delectable teas like rose, ginger lemon or fairy peach green.  The grocery store/supermarket also has a great variety of bottled and canned drinks.

The range of coffees includes white coffee sticks and sachets in the Old Town and Aik Cheong brands, bottled coffee from DyDo and coffee cans in the Sangaria and Suntory Boss range, which include black, white, espresso, premium, café au lait, Columbian, latte and demitasse. The tea range is enormous – the delicious Tingyi range of bottled teas includes a Red Date flavoured drink and there is an exotic Rose Tea in the Uni President brand.  The Kirin brand range of bottled teas includes a refreshing Lemon Afternoon Tea and Mr. Kang Honey Grapefruit Tea.  Packaged teas include Green Tea Powder in the Yamama and Uji brands as well as a Special Gunpowder Green in the Camel brand, a China Green Tea and Jasmine tea from Global Procurement.  A refreshing Ginger drink and Ginger Lemon Tea are stocked in the Gold Kili brand. You will find your Chinese Teas, Formosan Teas and Oolong Teas in the Kambow, Global Procurement and Justmake Taiwan Tea brands.

Decorative jars of tea, suitable for gifts, are available from the Fujian Blue Lake range, they include Pi Lo Jasmine Tea, Fairy Peach Green Tea and High Mountain Oolong Tea.  Some exotic drinks in the bottled range include a Herb Chrysanthemum Drink, a Milkis Soda Beverage, a Ribbon Drink, Bikkle and Coconut Water With Jelly. More choices are Root Beer, Fanta, Grape Fanta and Coca Cola from the imported can range, Hey Song brand Sarsparilla, Aloe Vera Drinks and Juices.

Tempt your tastebuds and check out the full range of beverages at 185 Russell Street, Melbourne. Refer to the TANG website for more information.