Matcha Jo

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Matcha Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C

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  • “So after a month long stay in San Diego, I visited my favorite tea shop in the area and stocked myself with several of their teas. After going through the eye opening experience that was my last...” Read full tasting note
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From Halcyon Tea

Light and smooth with a deep green flavor. This is an excellent grade for everyday preparation, or a good practice matcha for Chanoyu. Due to the entire leaf being ground into the tea powder, matcha contains a very high level of beneficial antioxidants.

Method: whip tea into froth with chasen (matcha whisk)

Temp: 175°–185° Amount: 2 scoops from chashaku, 1 tsp. / 2 oz. water

Prepare In: chawan (tea bowl)

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57 tasting notes

So after a month long stay in San Diego, I visited my favorite tea shop in the area and stocked myself with several of their teas. After going through the eye opening experience that was my last matcha, I decided to give this one a try. I wasn’t really expecting much, as the description is very clear that this is an everyday grade, but I still enjoyed this one.

>Matcha Appearance/Aroma
Aroma is very faint, almost non-existent, unless you smell the can up close. The powder is lightly coarse with a bright lime green color.

>Preparation
Usucha style (thin).

I used 4 oz of water, 2 scoops, 180F water and thoroughly whisked.

While the website description asks for 2 scoops per 2 oz of water, the label in the can says 1 scoop per 2 oz of water, so I decided to follow the directions in the can. I’ll post an update using the guidelines from the website.

>Taste and Color
Foam is bright lime green, liquid a deep dark green.
Taste-wise, the tea was very light with very subtle grassy/vegetal notes and not a hint of bitterness.

>Overall
Pretty much the description by Halcyon is spot on. While not a mind blowing experience, it’s definitely better than the usual offerings at the Japanese markets. This is a matcha that tastes good on its own and I bet it’ll make better lattes than the store bought ones.

*NOTE: Most of the teas I recently got from Halcyon(including this one) have been de-listed from their website. I don’t know if they are temporarily out of stock of them or are giving way for new tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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