The third installment of my MATCHA MADNESS DAY!!! Jasmine was next in line from my order of five different kinds. This matcha smells like a nice light matcha. I really love jasmine so I had hoped that the scent would come thru, but it did not. For those that are not into a strong floral jasmine flavor, this is the jasmine matcha for you!
My first impression of this matcha was, “Where is the jasmine?” I opened up the pouch, preparing it for the tin that will keep it fresh. The small size fits perfect in the tin with a little wiggle room…enough to be able to get the measuring spoon in. I was unable to detect a “flavor” in this matcha. That of course does NOT mean it will taste bad, just not what I expected.
I always make sure to warm up my bowl and chasen under a bit under water, sitting in the bowl. My matcha does not cool down as fast when warming the bowl. All items ready…bowl, chasen, matcha, water and my sifter! I’m becoming a matcha pro now. No need to go looking for my tools, they were all handy. This matcha brings me to a place where I imagine sitting with friends passing around a matcha bowl contemplating our day. I would love to share this outdoors on a warm spring or summer day. Today is 60 degrees so I have to use my imagination.
First I mixed 2 oz of water with 1 perfect teaspoon of matcha. Once that was properly mixed I added a teeny bit of sugar and 6 oz of water. Last time I had a total of 7 oz and the matcha was bitter. After going back to my 8 oz I tried the matcha and still felt that it was a touch bitter. I added 2 more oz of water and a bit more sugar. I know it’s psychological, but I feel healthier drinking this matcha! It’s just so light and fresh and reminds me of a health food drink.
The smell of this matcha once mixed with water takes stayed the same, light and vegetal. This matcha is not available in flavor levels. If it had been, I would have order robust for sure. I am now curious how the Pure Jasmine Matcha compares to this one. I was torn between them when placing my order. The quality of the actual matcha is very good.
I’m not sure if this matcha will make my keep cupboard. Red Leaf Tea has so many flavor offerings that I think I’ll try those before going back to this matcha which doesn’t seem far off my normal matcha. My plan for the rest of Jasmine is to mix it to my health food drink which is a vanilla base. I ordered the large size so I will save a bit for next spring when I can enjoy it outside.
Here is how I ordered my Jasmine Matcha from Red Leaf Tea:
Quality: Believe it was Starter grade – you do not choose and option here
Flavor: You do not choose an option here
Storage: Air tight refill flat pouch – would definitely recommend purchasing a tin for your matcha to keep it fresh. I did not order one this time since I already had a tin.
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