Recent Tasting Notes
I ordered a tin of this as part of my daughter’s birthday present. She has had tons of matcha, starting out with flavored and then advancing to unflavored. She has never had a premium matcha before, though. She is really drinking it for the health benefits.
I whisked some up last night as we were about to play a board game. She had opened the tin and remarked on how vibrantly green this matcha is. She took a sip and said, “There is no bitterness at all!” This is such a fresh, green, smooth tasting matcha…still the best I have ever had.
Next up, I would love to try the premium offerings from Red Leaf Tea and compare them to this one.
I found myself craving something decadently green today, & this really hit the spot! :)
This tea has been known to send me into a Haiku writing Nirvana, and if it was snowing outside, that would probably be the case. But the reality is, it’s 3:30 in the afternoon & I haven’t really accomplished anything. Well, that’s the case if I don’t count the novel outline I spent 2 hours on in my bedroom, several tea blend samplings, fantasizing about a music video I want to make, making breakfast, & starting dinner in the crockpot. So I guess I have done a few things, but none of them, other than eating, are the things I had planned to accomplish today. I think I have enough caffeine in my system now, so I’m going to go do the most important one: Make a bank deposit!!
My fingers are pruney and sore! I was blocking a shawl I knitted not too long ago – for non knitters, you block by soaking your wool/plant based item and pin it down tightly into shape. This shapes the item and in my case, opens up the lacework to look fantastic.
This blasted shawl sprials in its self, plus every ruffle section I do once I go to the next ruffle, it causes slack in the previous ruffle, so I have to go back and repin. Not to mention fix pins that popped out.
Over 45 minutes later, I’m done. Blocking is usually not this terrible, but this shawl is just simply a nightmare. More sad is I could of done a better job with blocking, but it is really confusing with pins everywhere. I also silently wept inside knowing I planned to make another one after I’m done the current one I’m knitting.
If it wasn’t for this matcha, I probably wouldn’t have the energy to do it. I simply dumped a teaspoon in a tumbler full of ice and a little water and sipped away while I worked – kaimatcha is just go crisp, clean, high quality, vibrant green and flavorful matcha. Don’t let the infomerical website fool you.
A lovely cup of green!
I would probably write another Haiku to this tea, but I’m getting ready to go look at a house with Tony. That doesn’t actually mean we’re finally moving in together (after 13 years of each owning houses 5 minutes apart), but we are leaning more in that direction, & are both very interested in this house, as it appears to have the features we want, & it’s in the neighborhood we want to live in (which I already live in.)
To be continued…
Simply brilliant flavors in this tea. Complex and whole, yet easy on the pallet.
I was ready to write off matcha tea all together after trying a few other brands, but then I learned the difference between the grades. KaiMatcha is ceremonial grade, and it makes a huge difference. I had been pinching pennies and thinking all matcha was created equal but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
I won’t pretend to be an expert, but basically it comes down to how the plant is grown and when it’s harvested. Ceremonial grade matcha only uses leaves from the most prime harvest, whereas cooking grade matcha uses leaves from the second and third harvest, and everything that wasn’t good enough to make it into the ceremonial grade.
That’s why a lot of people complain about bitterness when drinking matcha tea, it’s because they’ve only tried “the cheap stuff” and have yet to experience ceremonial grade matcha – the way it’s meant to be enjoyed.
I highly recommend giving KaiMatcha a try, even if you haven’t been too keen on matcha teas in the past. We will be featuring a more in-depth review at http://TeaPerspective.com soon and are looking forward to delving deeper into the world of matcha and everything it has to offer!
Spring becomes Summer
Sun, Rain, & Earth together
Everytime I drink this Matcha, I want to write a Haiku.
Lovely Jade Green cup
Elixer of amazement
to my open heart.
…sigh…& there’s another. This Matcha is so beautiful, so green, with a taste of sunflower sprouts! My cup is empty.
I had no internet all yesterday (thanks verizon) and finally have it back! I can tealog again! I did brazilian jiu jitsu last night and then this morning. Why don’t I just sleep at the gym? I was gone for less than 10 hours.
Anyways, I have an event to go to tonight which will have lots of delicious goodies, so I went to jitz to prepare of the mass amounts of calories I will go crazy on. However, I was dead tired this morning and I needed something to wake me up so I don’t look silly yawning during class while someone is choking me.
The kaimatcha, man, this stuff is good. This got me squeaky perky after a big frothy mug of it, simulating me as a “energetic morning person” when I’m a “don’t talk to me until I’ve had 2 cups of tea and after 10am” person. So buttery, fresh and easy to mix!
Backlogging several cups from yesterday!
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a cup of Matcha, but I’m pleased to report that my whisking technique is still top notch! I got a nice head of foam on my cup, no clumps, & enjoyed a tasty cup of green goodness!
Ms Theresa (who had the idea for the chart, & the analysis I reported on earlier) has pointed out that I need to drink up more whites, greens, oolongs, & puers before I can have another cup of black tea. So here we go…
“Dreary Winter Day
Early morning reverie
sipping cup of Spring”
LOL, I wrote this Haiku the last time I drank a cup of this Matcha. Today is not a dreary day, it’s a beautiful sunny day! The sun is so bright it hurts my eyes, but I am loving it. I’ve been taking a walk in my garden for the last several days, looking around to see what’s waking up, & fantasizing about this year’s garden. This morning it was so sunny that I stepped out back barefoot, sliced of a few scallion tops from my Egyptian Walking Onion bed to use in my breakfast. The ground is still cold, & actually there’s a cold wind blowing today, but I love this weather! I’m ready for spring!
I don’t log this every time I drink it, but I thought it was worthy of a note tonight because to my great dismay I saw the bottom of the tin tonight. I have about enough matcha left for two more lattes. I hope they have a sale or something soon!
Yep, had another one today. Yums.
Today on Facebook, Kai Matcha suggested making an iced matcha latte with this. I was feeling a little sluggish this afternoon so I did it! I have made matcha lattes before but they were usually flavored matcha, all milk, and raw cane sugar. I didn’t follow their recipe exactly but made a few changes.
I sifted one teaspoon of matcha into my Starbucks cup that is like a Tervis tumbler. I added a little water, put the lid on, and shook like mad to mix it. I added the rest of the water for a total of one cup water, then added skim milk to the top of the glass, a little over a cup I suppose. It said four teaspoons honey, so I drizzled some in until I thought it was the right amount. I whooshed it a sec with my aerolatte to mix in the honey. I added a half cup of crushed ice from my fridge door. And then I slurped the whole thing down faster than I can believe. It was total deliciousness. I am going to be doing this a lot more often.
I must admit to being seriously tea drunk right now, though. I am not used to so much caffeine in so little time!
Some time ago KaiMatcha offered a “buy one get one free” promo on Steepster, and I did. But I still had some of the Teavana matcha, which I felt I should finish drinking before I opened anything new, so the Kai went into the freezer. I kind of wish I’d made my last cup of teavana & this at the same time, so that I could really compare them, but I didn’t. Oh well…
Could this possibly be greener? Could it possibly be greener than any matcha I’ve ever had? This is so green, so joyful, so heart opening! The aroma is so ‘fresh’, that’s the only word I can think of to describe it. I don’t sift my Matcha. This foamed up beautifully, & the flavor is heavenly! It’s like the freshest greenest sweetest greens you’ll ever eat, & in the background, sunflower seed butter! No, it’s sunflower seed sprouts, that’s what it is! I haven’t grown those for awhile. Usually I grow them in my sunroom, especially in late winter, & they are so cute & tasty!
Anyway, the mouth-feel is very creamy, & as it cools I feel like I’m drinking cream, & it is lovely & sweet. I take the last sip, and there are NO clumps in the bottom of the cup at all! Wait…I feel it…another Haiku!
Dreary Winter day
Early morning reverie
Sipping cup of Spring
Appearance: bright green, silky fine grain
Aroma when Dry: sweet, velvety, butter texture
After water is first poured: creamy, sweet, buttery
At beginning of steep: bright spring green, (after shaking) lighter froth highlights
At end of steep: color deepens a shade
Staple? Type yes, may reorder brand
Preferred time of day: any
At first: Rich, bodied, somewhat vegital, chewy, hints of grass, brothy, no bitter notes
As it cools ? gets sweeter, milkier
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, with a velvety brothy, sweet (eastern) note
I love spinach!! yes I do. It’s so tasty.
And since this matcha reminds me so very very much of buttered spinach, I love this tea! :)
Yep, this one will definitely disappear quickly. Oh yes it will.
I have a rant to type out but family deserves privacy even if they are silly. Gah!
Wtf is this ? O_o The stuff is like energizer on steroids… you drink one cup and you’re set for the day :)
Whoaaaaaaa. Is this matcha? or some other godly substance?
Seriously, it’s GOOD. Like buttered spinach! Mmmmmm.
And the depth! Oh yeah, this has some serious heft. Just a little goes a long way. In fact, I think I may have added a hair too much here.
Except… I was hoping it’d be more creamy, like creamed spinach. Hey I am not complaining. Different than what I expected is all.
I need to try it again when I know how the story goes and can review my cuppa without any bias. Oh man am I ever looking forward to that :)
My best friend had never had unflavored matcha before so I offered to whip some up today. Even using my metal kitchen whisk in a plain cereal bowl I got a really decent froth.
My friend said she felt like she had just had a serving of vegetables. I thought it tasted a bit like buttered kale, although sometimes leafy green veggies can have a bitter taste and you really don’t find that here. She agreed about the taste. This is the veggie goodness. I told her I hoped she was prepared to do some housework with all the energy that would be hitting her in about twenty minutes!
A review of KaiMatcha Premium by KaiMatcha
Tea Name: KaiMatcha Premium
Tea Type/Varietal: Green tea powder
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ 1 teaspoon
Liquor Color: bright green
Water temperature: 180 Fahrenheit
Time: 45 seconds
I am scraping together the last bits of matcha powder teas that I have for one full cup of tea. Well not filled but partially. I shake all that remained of the green tea powder from Hamassaen and scraped remainder of the Kaimatcha from the its tin and putting it all in my mug, I pour in some of the boiled water into the cup and begin to whisk the tea briskly until all of the powder has dissolved.
The tea’s color is a bright green color; that of wet grass smell and when I sip this concoction it is very astringent and yet fresh in the taste when swallowed. It would seem combining the two powders makes it bitterer with a stinging effect on the tongue when drinking the tea.
I have been enjoying the Kaimatcha and taking in all of its benefit for strength and courage with having clarity of mind and body. I truly believe this as I drink a cup of this tea daily or occasionally as I was running out of it. Now that there is none left I find I need my fix and must make a purchase somehow. Some EBay Matcha teas or Aya’s Matcha tea powder possibly as the pricing is much less than this Kaimatcha Premium and the results might not be the same either.
This is something to note and keep in mind when trying other matchas. Again, thank Kaimatcha for the experience; the Kaimatcha Premium surpassed all of my needs: to think clearly and stay focused as things around me are at their least cohesive best. I mean chaos and negation is what I seem to attract of late and the matchas have helped getting me through the day and I need more of the stuff. Thanks!
Kaimatcha Premium by Kaimatcha
A review of Kaimatcha Premium by Kaimatcha
Tea Name: Kaimatcha Premium
Tea Type/Varietal: Green Tea Powder
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ ½ teaspoon
Liquor Color: bright green
Leaf Characteristics: This tea powder is a bright green and the aroma is most pleasant “umami” with lots of grassy tones.
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 45 seconds
Tea is steeped for 45 seconds stirring briskly at first then slowly. The tea did not foam, tea’s color is a bright green. I have been drinking this tea for nourishment substituting for breakfast I suppose were I to have any. I like the way I feel when drinking this tea because I believe it is strengthening me as I take sip after sip; since I tend to feel that I have much to endure with no recognition or if there is it is insults hurled.
I mean that I feel I do lots for nothing, it does not add up and I am wasting my time; I sorry if that is what I doing on Steepster, so many others might want to have a space here; the real writers and tea officialdoms /connoisseurs.
Matcha tea is wonderful, healthy and filled with antioxidants. I am happy to have discovered this tea. I would not have were I not researching teas. I have used green based powdered drinks like that of Dr. Hawagatha made of barley grass, if memory serves me correctly.
Thank you, Kaimatcha for this lovely premium tea.
Kaimatcha Premium by Kaimatcha
A review of Kaimatcha Premium by Kaimatcha mixed with one sachet of Korean Ginseng Tea
Today I wanted to try my Kaimatcha Premium with some of the Ginseng Tea that I obtained. I take one of the packets of the Ginseng tea and put this in my tea mug and I take 1 small teaspoon of the Kaimatcha and put this in the cup as well and pour the boiled water into the cup. I immediately begin stirring it; forward than back and across and I watched how the blends are mixing in that the tea is not a bright green color and does not froth either. It is flat to me and smells sweetly with lesser astringent.
Tea’s aroma is a slight mixture of sweet ginseng (more like smelling honey) mingling with the grassiness of the tea powder; it is a nice effect and when tasted it is slightly sweeter than before adding the ginseng. The Kaimatcha retains its grassiness and tartness with that dewy wet grass taste and smell.
I remember a discussed review for a matcha tea with caramel and thinking that you could not add sweetness to grass like taste but I see with what I have tried here that it can be accomplished quite nicely if one knows their doing. I mean I am not expert, nor did I intend to change this matcha.