So I’ve been wanting matcha for awhile, and didn’t really want to spend too much on it. I’d only had it before at a Japanese tea ceremony, and I thought it’d be worth trying again.
When I couldn’t find a modestly price matcha at an international market, I figured $14 and change for 30g shipped to me wasn’t going to hurt.
I don’t have the proper tools but you know what, an immersion blender does a fine job too. After using it to whisk the matcha up nicely, I added about 4 oz of coconut milk and poured it over ice.
It’s not bright green like your typical matcha, but a rather precious pastel olive green.
It was a bit chalky at first, but I ended up pouring it into another glass and now it’s perfect. The thickness gives it a really rich taste. It’s not too sweet, which I’d figure for its price point. It’s a touch bitter, but I think the usual green, vegetal flavors tone it down a lot. I used water that was probably around 180 degrees so maybe I’d go even lower next time.
Not bad! I’ll give it a try by itself later, considering half the glass has me feeling rather reinvigorated right now.