Bee Pollen Matcha

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  • “My awesome morning breakfast is a banana honey matcha smoothie, comprising the following: 1 cup soy milk 1/2 tsp. Bee Pollen matcha squirt of liquid amber honey 1 small banana I just love the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So that last time I got some matcha from Red Leaf, I asked my sister what flavor she'd like. She chose this one. Then, even though I bugged her for one, she never wrote a review so we can have...” Read full tasting note
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    Mercuryhime 518 tasting notes
  • “I bought this tea (found here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/bee-pollen-matcha.html) because when summer rolls around, I am a little puddle of miserable. Seriously, my allergies attack with...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Leaf Tea

Bee pollen contains up to 40% high-quality protein.

Bee pollen can be harvested from any region in the world with a large population of bees. This resulting powder is honey colored and is a natural gift to mankind. This is because, bee pollen is known as containing upto 96 already known vitamins which are easily obtainable. There is no other known natural food that can easily compete with this seemingly inexhaustible source of pure goodness.

To add to its already endless galaxy of delights, sweet tasting bee pollen can be naturalized by the velvety taste of Matcha. The resulting bee pollen Matcha makes a drink that provides its users with an exceptional flavor and smell and an unforgettable list of health advantages. Bee pollen Matcha stands as the bridge to solve the most common vitamin shortages in our world today. This is because, Bee Pollen Matcha;

Can replace any animal product as an excellent source of natural protein.
Contains additional minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium, among many others.
Contains active enzymes that begin working in the body immediately.
Contains rutin that is vital in preserving the cardiovascular system of the body.
Contains natural antibodies that help fight diseases.

As a consequence of these and many other benefits Bee pollen Matcha can:

Enhance physical and mental wellbeing.
Increase vitality.
Reduce prostate gland inflammation in men.
Reduce menstrual and menopause symptoms in women.
Replenish aging skin.
Help in weight control.
Regulate allergic reactions.
Encourage production of healthy red blood cells.
Boost the auto immune system.
Increase the physical energy and strength – good for athletes and sport enthusiasts.
Fight off the effects of radiation.

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8 Tasting Notes

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My awesome morning breakfast is a banana honey matcha smoothie, comprising the following:

1 cup soy milk
1/2 tsp. Bee Pollen matcha
squirt of liquid amber honey
1 small banana

I just love the honey + matcha combination.

I have to stay home today because I unexpectedly woke up with pink eye today. What gives? So looks like I’ll be drinking tea all day and trying to find school-related stuff to do here. Tea marathon, here I come.

Courtney

Ooh I was just dithering over this one before I put in my matcha order hah.

Courtney

I hope your eye heals up quickly!

Fjellrev

Despite choosing the highest level flavouring for it, it barely tastes of anything? Maybe a little like bee pollen, but nothing too noticeable. So I’d only order it if you wanted it for the health benefits, but if you want something with a noticeable flavour, don’t bother.

And thanks! It’s just more of an annoyance than anything else. I wash my hands A LOT so what gives.

Courtney

That’s what I surmised from all the tasting notes haha. I went with Rich Berry Pie instead. :)

Thank goodness your defence was yesterday haha!

Fjellrev

Which level of flavouring did you go with? It seems like distinctive is more than enough for the fruit flavoured ones, lest they start to taste a little on the chemical side. But that sounds like one that should have a lot going on in the flavours!

Haha you’re right. It would have been such a stupid thing to postpone something over.

Courtney

I went with delicate. I’m not brave enough to try higher levels of flavouring quite yet. This is only my second ever order with Red Leaf because I drink matcha so slowly. I also wish you could pick and choose with the deals which ones you want at a higher level. Although, perhaps a quick email could sort something like that out.

Courtney

What was your thesis on, if you don’t mind me asking?

Fjellrev

Yeah, I think that’s why they have different kinds of deals, so if you want them at different flavouring levels, you could perhaps split them in half and get 5 + 2 in delicate and 5 + 2 in robust. But then you end up with tons of matcha haha. I’ve really slowed down on the consumption too. The only way I rip through it is if I get into the habit of making multiple cold lattes on a daily basis. I once finished 30g of French Vanilla in less than ten days!

As for my thesis, I’m looking at a gradual sound change that has been occurring in various varieties of North American English since the 18th century. I’m seeing how far along the change is in the variety of English here, and conducting quantitative analyses with several possible factors which tend to affect rates of change in language. Sounds boring, I’m sure. :)

Courtney

Less than 10 days, that’s crazy! I think that’s the trend I’m heading towards now though (though perhaps not quite so fast). I am loving the cold matcha latte. I was off milk for just over 7 months, so now I’m diving back into it. May as well start with delicious matcha flavours.

Haha, if it interests you that’s all that matters! Does that involve the sort of sound change that accents would produce? I thought perhaps it was in the biology field and I’d have someone to nerd out with. :P

OMGsrsly

Fjellrev, that sounds so cool! I love that you’re doing a quantitative analysis. :)

Fjellrev

Courtney, phonological variation is part of a puzzle piece which comprises speakers’ different “accents” haha.

OMG, yeah, that’s kind of the funny thing about linguistics. No one really knows much about it, assumes it’s about learning random words in a dictionary, when in actuality we conduct experiments, test hypotheses, analyze spectrograms, some even work with ultrasound, etc, so quantitative analyses are pretty much a standard thing. :)

OMGsrsly

You’re doing SCIENCE! :D I’m used to non-science degrees being really subjective things like history and english. Haha. Archaeology has quantitative aspects, yes, but writing papers is a lot of BS-ing! “Based on this, a possible interpretation might be…”

Fjellrev

Haha yeah, I think most people associate humanities with history and English, which further makes you think of subjective BS-ing indeed. There are some subjective aspects to linguistics too, depending on the sub-field. Interestingly, here, you can get either a BSc or BA in linguistics, but regardless of what you do in grad, it’s a MA. Yet back at U of A, they grant a MSc in linguistics, and up until the mid-80s, all ling degrees there were granted as BSc’s. So weird.

Courtney

That’s actually fascinating. It always struck me as more subjective than quantifiable. Granted, I don’t spend a lot of time contemplating linguistics haha!

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So that last time I got some matcha from Red Leaf, I asked my sister what flavor she’d like. She chose this one. Then, even though I bugged her for one, she never wrote a review so we can have more matcha! I finally bribed her with promises of coconut and English toffee. haha It’s a never ending cycle! So without further ado, my sister’s review:

One summer, at a farmer’s market, my sister and I tasted bee pollen for the first time. The nice man at the stall showed us how he liked to eat it – dusted over some honey. He dipped a toothpick into the honey, and then dipped the toothpick into the bee pollen. We ate the honey and pollen mixture daintily as he told us about the health benefits.

I remember all we could really taste was the delicious honey because it just dominated, but the texture of the pollen was interesting – it felt chewy and looked like little yellow dust balls. It might have tasted better to me because it’s a super food: it contains 40% high-quality protein and a huge list of vitamins and minerals. Vitameatavegamin, anyone?

So I was actually pretty excited about trying the bee pollen matcha, hoping to get a clearer sense of what bee pollen tastes like. The powder is a fine, golden green – I imagine from the natural color of the bee pollen. I added about a half teaspoon to a cup of hot water and stirred it until frothy. It smelled very much like my usual matcha, a bit like the sea, fresh and comforting. The color of the tea was more golden, like it appeared in the container. It reminded me of the color of new spring buds.

My first impression was that the matcha was mild with a very subtle hint of honey. I had wanted to taste the bee pollen more clearly, but the matcha was definitely the dominant flavor here, as it was with the honey at the farmer’s market stall. Still, I imagined that I could taste a little bit of the pollen’s sweetness. At the bottom of the cup, I found the flecks of pollen floating about. I didn’t want to waste something that’s so good for me, so I drank it all up at once, not realizing that it would feel like I was guzzling pollen. Be careful because it can be a bit gritty when you get to the dregs.

All in all, it was a rather pleasing experience, but don’t expect to recognize the flavor of bee pollen distinctly. The bee pollen is probably there more for its health benefits and for the pretty color, than for flavor. Speaking of the health benefits, how much do we need consume to really take advantage of this super food? According to the following site, there are different recommended dosages for maximizing the benefits, but the author consumes just one to two tablespoons a day: http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/how-much-bee-pollen.html. This page from the same site talks about some of the possible side effects and reactions someone may have from consuming all the different types of pollen in bee pollen: http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/side-effects-of-bee-pollen.html.

Happy sipping!

Bee Pollen Matcha to be found here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/bee-pollen-matcha.html

Azzrian

I have a giant container of organic bee pollen on my fridge. When I first got it I was religious about eating some every day but I had to choke it down. I myself did not take well to the flavor. To me it is very distinct. Its not nasty, its just a strong flavor to me. I like it best however on yogurt. This has nothing to do with the tea however … just sayin. lol

Mercuryhime

Did you notice any health benefits? It really was pretty good mixed with honey. I wonder if you could try disguising it in a smoothie?

Azzrian

For me its hard to disguise but I will try that! :) Thanks for the suggestion.
I did notice more energy for sure but honestly I didn’t stay “religious” very long. I will try to get back into it.

Mercuryhime

I hope you learn to enjoy it! I would hate to have something good for you go to waste! Put some strong tasting fruits in that smoothie! :)

Red Leaf Tea

Please note that our line of Matcha + Herbs is mostly done for it’s health benefits rather as flavor. Some of the herbs are really not quite tasty and not really noticing the flavor of them may be a good thing. As for seeing health benefits, I think it will have more of an affect of taking vitamins – no sudden changes, but steady intake will make you feel better. That’s why we have arranged to have matcha mixes to help people with stomach problems, energy, vitamins and many others. Try to find the matcha with herbs that can help with what you are looking for. Check out the Matcha filters on right side. You can narrow your search pretty fast. We try to make it as easy as possible.
Please note that for those that don’t really like some of the herbal flavor, we have created “2in1” matcha where you can mix matcha with some herbs and fruit flavor to cover the herbal flavor.
Let us know if you have any suggestions. We welcome any input :-)

Mercuryhime

Thanks for the info. :) I actually submitted a bunch a flavor suggestions on your site’s contact box. I dont know why, but I really do think a sweet buttery flavored matcha would tasty! And red matcha base option! I know I said it already but it really would be awesome. :)

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I bought this tea (found here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/bee-pollen-matcha.html) because when summer rolls around, I am a little puddle of miserable. Seriously, my allergies attack with everything they’ve got and there are days where I simply cannot go outside. Last summer, I discovered green tea seemed to help with some of the symptoms, as did local honey. So when I spotted Bee Pollen Matcha, I had to try it, if only to keep on hand for when I make smoothies all summer. Mmmm smoothies. A little frozen fruit, a splash of tea, and I am in heaven. This is why I bought a blender!

This is most likely a case of mind over matter, but the first few sips of this tasted like honey to me. I don’t know if it actually does, it’s not overwhelmingly sweet, but it tastes a touch like honey. Kind of like how Honeybee from DavidsTea tastes like…well, how you imagine a bee would taste. All bzzzz and the like. But it is sweet enough and flavorful enough that while I was drinking it at work, I kept reaching for it. I tend to place my travel mug on the corner of the desk and forget it’s there until I lose my voice.

This matcha is also a good addition to my smoothies, since it provides calcium and protein. As someone on a dairy-free diet, the ability to get calcium in my tea is very important to me. A friend of mine says that “drinking tea for the health benefits is like having sex for the exercise,” but after a summer of allergies made manageable by local honey and green tea, I’m a believer. Do I think tea is going to magically make me skinner? No. Damn it. But I do firmly believe that teas like this matcha can help with things like allergies and vitamin deficiencies. If nothing else, this tea keeps me away from carbonated drinks like Coke and Dr. Pepper….mmm, Dr. Pepper. It also helps me cut back on sugary fruit juices and heart attack causing energy drinks. Matcha is all I need to get that rush to help me make it through my day. And this particular matcha is a tasty, tasty option. I love it! A sweet green tea that makes you feel like you’re drinking something that will give you superpowers? That also helps you get your vitamins and bounce around your office like you just had a large can of Red Bull? Sign me up!

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MegWesley

I was just talking to my roommate about this! I think it sounds interesting and I could imagine it tasting like honey. I chewed honeycomb before and it was like honey bubblegum.

aisling of tea

I really enjoyed it! You should definitely try it!

Amariel

Do you have to have a matcha kit to make this aside from adding it to smoothies?

aisling of tea

Nope. My wife recently bought me a matcha whisk, but before I was just using a regular whisk in a cereal bowl. Don’t get me wrong, the matcha whisk is easier, but if you’re just starting to get into matcha and don’t want to invest in all the shiny accessories just yet, a regular whisk and bowl work fine.

Autumn Hearth

Sounds excellent, but I would think local bee pollen would be best for allergies, hmm

Kittenna

I initially thought I liked Honeybee, but later found it to be too pollen-y and floral. Presumably I’d probably think a similar thing about this matcha?

aisling of tea

@Autumn yeah, of course, but I don’t know of any local companies making bee pollen matcha :). Of course, come summer, I’ll likely sweetening it with a dab of local honey like last summer.

@Krystaleyn – I don’t find it particularly floral, but I don’t really find Honeybee to be floral either. shrugs

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