I just had to try the matcha from Silk Road Teas. This matcha is drinkable but definitely not of quality. Dull in both color and taste. I used various water temperatures ranging from 165-175. I think this would probably would be best for cooking/baking so I might have to try that instead. For now, I will stick to Pure Matcha. =P
Powdered Green Tea (Matcha)
Matcha is a very finely ground green tea. Once ground, the powder is a vibrant green color. Whisked in hot water, the tea dissolves giving a thin, intensely green drink that has a distinctive grassy taste. Ours is an organic tea that is beautiful in color and very rich in taste and made in China. Brew this tea by mixing hot water and Matcha (approximately 1 part tea to 8 parts water) and then stir it briskly with a tea whisk for 30 seconds or so.