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 HUG THE TEA is run by the two sisters: Claire & Lisa, also called ‘the Tea Sisters’. Five years ago they started to drink Japanese green tea and matcha daily. Lisa was dealing with IBS for years. She had extremely abdominal cramps and was very tired. Since she started with matcha she felt such a relief in her belly and the matcha gave here energy. Now she drinks it twice a day and the sympthoms are away.

Also Claire was dealing with so much pain and bloating in her belly, since she got an intestinal infection in South-Africa in 2014. After many examinations at the hospital, it was still unclear what it was. Without knowing so much about matcha, she started drinking it and after 2-3 weeks she had no more complaints anymore!

Since then their quote is:
a matcha a day keeps the doctor away!

In 2015 Claire and Lisa also opened the first Matcha Tea Bar in the city center of The Hague. Many of the customers came back with different stories about the benefits of our organic matcha. For example:
more energy (autoimmune disease), more relaxed, more focussed, more vital and many more stories with health benefits.

Get to know the Tea Sisters a little better …


Hi! I’m Claire, 28 years old. With my background in Facility Management I love to develop a new (service)concepts. For HUG THE TEA I’m General manager, focussing on PR.

I don’t drink coffee, but Matcha is a very good coffee-subsitute. I drink Matcha every day pure as a tea or Matcha Latte with oatly milk; I love this a latte! 😉  Matcha green tea powder has also many health benefits!

Also Guricha is one of my favorites. This mild green tea is naturally fruity, honey and soft in taste! Also lovely as an Iced Tea with ginger and lime. Welcome in our bar & store in the Hague to experience and taste our menu with organic teas, brunch, lunch and sweets!


Hi, my name is Lisa, 26 years old and together with Claire we have opened the first Matcha Bar in the Netherlands in 2015. The health benefits of Matcha still fascinate me every day. I have a lot of passion for entrepreneurship and contact with different kind of customers.

Every day, I drink one Matcha teashot in the morning to start up. In the afternoon I always have a Matcha Latte with Oatly milk. I love it so matcha! It gives me energy for the day and it provides me a fit and calm feeling. My favorite tea blend is the Japanese green tea Kukicha Jasmine, a fresh green tea blend from the Sencha and Gyokuro with dried jasmine. Delicious!

I also really like the Bio Gyokuro! This high-quality green tea is wonderfully fresh and aromatic (full of umami, the 5th flavor). Also delicious as an iced tea. The less hot the water, the milder the taste!

We also regularly organize a Tea Tasting in our Matcha Bar in The Hague. Does this sound like something to you? We are always there for you!