100
drank Matcha (Powdered) by Rishi Tea
54 tasting notes

I am new here to this site but not new to preparing tea. I absolutely LOVE Rishi Tea Matcha, 100% Premium Tea Powder it has all the attributes I look for in Matcha; it has the grassy, vegetal undertone preceded by a fine-bubbled, creamy, rich foamy, sweetness; the color is a rich saturated Jade green and the aroma is of fresh spinach with a little grass and a little hay.

I highly recommend this Maccha!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Maccha? This matcha is amazing- it was my 1st. But, except for purchasing it maybe once to prepare myself since I’ve had it prepared by someone else, I’m not gonna bother buying it because A.) I prefer to prepare my matcha authentically and the packaging isn’t in line w/ that mindset B.) For the 90 miles it needs to travel to get to me, the shipping is too expensive and it takes too long buying it online- although my local tea shop has it for only $1 more (plus tax) than the website charges so I can avoid shipping. and C.) It’s pretty expensive for the amount even before factoring in shipping. But if you don’t care about the packaging and don’t need to be concerned w/ economical value (darn my limited income), it’s AMAZING.

MacchaMan

YES, I do agree on the pricing point, in-fact, I e-mailed Rishi telling them my concerns about price but they only had a typical generic answer…nothing really to change it any; now about the packaging, again, yes, scooping it out with a chasaku, then whisking it with a chasen in a matchawan is the most pleasurable tasks of preparing matcha, however, if you can get past the packaging, it is THE BEST TASTING matcha I have ever had to date…I LOVE IT! I did splurge and bought a case so that I didn’t run out too quickly; I drink it quite often, 2-3 times a day.

Cofftea

lol… see… I can’t get past the packaging. I’m even going to take my tin w/ me when I go on vacations. But that’s just me though and I’m glad you can get past it. I’ve loved every single one of the matchas I’ve tried so I’m ok w/ passing on this one.

MacchaMan

lol, that’s perfectly ok, but to pass on Rishi, OMG!…LOL…sorry, I love the stuff if you can’t tell by now…

Cofftea

So much matcha, so little time:) Maybe I’ll come back to it once I’ve tried every single matcha possible=D

MacchaMan

That’s my goal as well…I have a box/chest full of 30g tins of matcha that I want to get to…my recent is from Takashimya/Irokuen and DoMatcha. But I love matcha and powdered Sencha since you ingest the whole leaf rather than just the runoff. You get all the benefits of the whole leaf if you drink matcha and powdered Sencha…but I like matcha way better.

Cofftea

Drink up! Matcha doesn’t stay fresh nearly as long as whole leaf. I tried powdered sencha from Den’s Tea because it was 15% off last month. Pretty good. I negate their preparation suggestions and prepare it just as I would matcha.

MacchaMan

I swear we are on the same wavelength because I got in on the deal at Den’s Tea as well, I bought four pouches. It’s funny, I prepare some then use that as my water for preparing matcha. BOY, DO I WAKE UP AFTER DRINKING THAT!…lol

Cofftea

So you combine matcha and powdered sencha…? And 1 serving of each, not half?

MacchaMan

pretty much!…actually, I don’t combine the two powders, I prepare the sencha first then I scoop in the matcha and whisk…VOILA! Super matcha-sencha bowl of tea…lol

Cofftea

Oooh you mean steeped and decanted sencha… Gotcha. We were talking about powdered sencha so I got confused.

MacchaMan

that’s ok, haven’t had your matcha yet?…I tend to get that way too…lol

Cofftea

Actually I had mine about 2 hrs ago. I was talking about powdered sencha and then you said “I got in on the deal at Den’s Tea as well, I bought four pouches. It’s funny, I prepare some then use that as my water for preparing matcha.” Since the Den’s Tea deal was powdered sencha, I naturally thought that’s what you meant since you said no different.

MacchaMan

yes, I would make the powdered sencha, then the mixed green tea [which is the powdered sencha] I use that tea/water mixture as the water for my matcha preparation.

Cofftea

So they’d end up combined…

MacchaMan

yes, but the sencha is already made, just add the matcha to the green sencha tea water

Cofftea

But the flavor is no different than if you’d put them both in at the same time.

MacchaMan

I guess not, it’s just the way I make it sometimes…but rare because I get a little too hyper with my “super” concoction, I usually just make matcha “regular”

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Cofftea

Maccha? This matcha is amazing- it was my 1st. But, except for purchasing it maybe once to prepare myself since I’ve had it prepared by someone else, I’m not gonna bother buying it because A.) I prefer to prepare my matcha authentically and the packaging isn’t in line w/ that mindset B.) For the 90 miles it needs to travel to get to me, the shipping is too expensive and it takes too long buying it online- although my local tea shop has it for only $1 more (plus tax) than the website charges so I can avoid shipping. and C.) It’s pretty expensive for the amount even before factoring in shipping. But if you don’t care about the packaging and don’t need to be concerned w/ economical value (darn my limited income), it’s AMAZING.

MacchaMan

YES, I do agree on the pricing point, in-fact, I e-mailed Rishi telling them my concerns about price but they only had a typical generic answer…nothing really to change it any; now about the packaging, again, yes, scooping it out with a chasaku, then whisking it with a chasen in a matchawan is the most pleasurable tasks of preparing matcha, however, if you can get past the packaging, it is THE BEST TASTING matcha I have ever had to date…I LOVE IT! I did splurge and bought a case so that I didn’t run out too quickly; I drink it quite often, 2-3 times a day.

Cofftea

lol… see… I can’t get past the packaging. I’m even going to take my tin w/ me when I go on vacations. But that’s just me though and I’m glad you can get past it. I’ve loved every single one of the matchas I’ve tried so I’m ok w/ passing on this one.

MacchaMan

lol, that’s perfectly ok, but to pass on Rishi, OMG!…LOL…sorry, I love the stuff if you can’t tell by now…

Cofftea

So much matcha, so little time:) Maybe I’ll come back to it once I’ve tried every single matcha possible=D

MacchaMan

That’s my goal as well…I have a box/chest full of 30g tins of matcha that I want to get to…my recent is from Takashimya/Irokuen and DoMatcha. But I love matcha and powdered Sencha since you ingest the whole leaf rather than just the runoff. You get all the benefits of the whole leaf if you drink matcha and powdered Sencha…but I like matcha way better.

Cofftea

Drink up! Matcha doesn’t stay fresh nearly as long as whole leaf. I tried powdered sencha from Den’s Tea because it was 15% off last month. Pretty good. I negate their preparation suggestions and prepare it just as I would matcha.

MacchaMan

I swear we are on the same wavelength because I got in on the deal at Den’s Tea as well, I bought four pouches. It’s funny, I prepare some then use that as my water for preparing matcha. BOY, DO I WAKE UP AFTER DRINKING THAT!…lol

Cofftea

So you combine matcha and powdered sencha…? And 1 serving of each, not half?

MacchaMan

pretty much!…actually, I don’t combine the two powders, I prepare the sencha first then I scoop in the matcha and whisk…VOILA! Super matcha-sencha bowl of tea…lol

Cofftea

Oooh you mean steeped and decanted sencha… Gotcha. We were talking about powdered sencha so I got confused.

MacchaMan

that’s ok, haven’t had your matcha yet?…I tend to get that way too…lol

Cofftea

Actually I had mine about 2 hrs ago. I was talking about powdered sencha and then you said “I got in on the deal at Den’s Tea as well, I bought four pouches. It’s funny, I prepare some then use that as my water for preparing matcha.” Since the Den’s Tea deal was powdered sencha, I naturally thought that’s what you meant since you said no different.

MacchaMan

yes, I would make the powdered sencha, then the mixed green tea [which is the powdered sencha] I use that tea/water mixture as the water for my matcha preparation.

Cofftea

So they’d end up combined…

MacchaMan

yes, but the sencha is already made, just add the matcha to the green sencha tea water

Cofftea

But the flavor is no different than if you’d put them both in at the same time.

MacchaMan

I guess not, it’s just the way I make it sometimes…but rare because I get a little too hyper with my “super” concoction, I usually just make matcha “regular”

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