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Wow, this was unusual. I’ve often speculated as to why other teas don’t appear in powdered form (and, no, I don’t mean “instant” teas). Sometimes, I imagined what a white matcha would taste like. Well, now I know. It’s weird…but in a good way. Unlike other matchas out there, this requires the use of boiling water to get the full effect. An attempt at the usual 160(ish)F temperature yielded an oolongy soup. If you like that sorta thing, go for it. I didn’t care for it. However, with boiling water, the true nuances of this came forth. It was a nutty liquor, beige in color, frothed up quite nicely, had a lovely texture, and was probably the first tea that had an umami character to it. Never thought I’d use that word in a sentence. Different than what I was expecting but damn good.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2011/01/25/review-green-tea-lovers-rhino-matcha-white/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Batrachoid Umami laden white “matcha?” Wow. I’ve wondered about other powdered teas as well. Green Tea Lovers’ selection is starting to sound like literally the tea of my dreams.
Geoffrey Norman

I was a little skeptical at first, but most of their wares have met with thunderous palate approval. At least, on my end. And this white tea matcha – while unusual – is no exception.

CMT 雲 山 茶

Hmmm. I`m very skeptical.

Geoffrey Norman

Skeptical of my opinion, or skeptical of the white matcha?

CMT 雲 山 茶

White Matcha. Sends shivers down my spine drinking that other crud I reviewed.

Geoffrey Norman

Did you try the Kenyan green with boiling water?

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Batrachoid Umami laden white “matcha?” Wow. I’ve wondered about other powdered teas as well. Green Tea Lovers’ selection is starting to sound like literally the tea of my dreams.
Geoffrey Norman

I was a little skeptical at first, but most of their wares have met with thunderous palate approval. At least, on my end. And this white tea matcha – while unusual – is no exception.

CMT 雲 山 茶

Hmmm. I`m very skeptical.

Geoffrey Norman

Skeptical of my opinion, or skeptical of the white matcha?

CMT 雲 山 茶

White Matcha. Sends shivers down my spine drinking that other crud I reviewed.

Geoffrey Norman

Did you try the Kenyan green with boiling water?

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