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A review of Matcha Green Tea Powder (100% organic) by Swanson Health Market

Company: Swanson Certified Organic
Tea Name: Matcha Green Tea Powder
Tea Type/Varietal: matcha
Region: Japan
Steeping Vessel/Amt Leaf: cup/ teaspoon
Liquor Color: soft green
Leaf Characteristic: This matcha is a soft mossy green in color. It is not as bright as other matcha’s that I have had. Some have been that of green grass in color and some as that soft mossy green color similarly use for cooking with.

  1. Steeping:

1st Steeping:
Water Temp: 190
Time: 45 seconds
Notes:

I continue to enjoy this matcha from Swanson Health Market. I find that this matcha is milder in taste with very minimal astringency. I can fix a quick cup of this matcha and simply drink it whole; not sip by sip as I tend to drink some that are stronger in astringent.

I like the color and the aroma; that greenest in character denoting it is green tea. And it makes me feel good for drinking it.


Overall tasting notes: Matcha tea is very light in astringent; it is freshly cup of green tea with lots of antioxidants that is good for you.

Classification: Year, and region of production; Product of Japan

Cup’s characteristic: a green cup of goodness

Liquor color: soft green

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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88

A review of Matcha Green Tea Powder by Swanson Certified Organic

Company: Swanson Certified Organic
Tea Name: Matcha Green Tea Powder (100% Certified Organic)
Tea Type/Varietal: matcha
Region: Japan
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose powder
Liquor Color: Soft mossy green
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 160 Fahrenheit
Time: 45 seconds

I have been fortunate to enjoy many matcha teas and I find them to either be of a freshly green cut grass kind of aroma to marine algae (sea weed) in taste. I trust this is correctly stated.

The matcha’s coloring determines for me which of the two it will be. This matcha is a soft mossy green coloring and it comes with a small scoop that I use to retrieve one small spoonful of the matcha and place this in my cup and I add the hot water to it and stirring it vigorously for that frothiness to come through. And it has.

I sip the tea and notice the astringency at once and it is not bad. This matcha has a smooth finish when swallowing of the tea. A good ‘umami’ liken to that of sea weed; I mean it tastes of salt as opposed to green veggies. It is also creamy and smooth; a good cream of broccoli soup which at times can be on the salty side of things.

The matcha’s that I have purchased have all been very nice and I trust the way that I fix a cup of tea is suitable enough for me to describe and enjoy that is all I mean to say.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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