This Matcha was just OK, drinkable. I didn’t taste any sweetness to this really… More of a grassy dirt taste. A little more bitter than I expected, although the color was still pretty. We all tastes things differently so I hope someone can get a better taste from this matcha. I tried various water temperatures to maybe help with taste but I guess it just wasn’t the matcha for me, personally.
Imperial Koicha Matcha Ceremony Grade 1 Organic
Ceremony Organic Matcha has the highest of quality, mineral, antioxidant, and nutrient content among the Spring and Regular Matcha grade.
What are the difference between Ceremony Organic Matcha and Regular Organic Matcha?
First of all, there are many different matcha grades in Japan and they are defined by various harvesting period, age of tea leaves, soil, stone grinding speed, processing, drying, color, taste etc etc. The difference also includes the sweetness level, aromas, antioxidant level, and mineral content.
Ceremony Organic Matcha is made from the top soft, iridescent green, young tea leaves of the spring season of april-may. It possess a high level of nutrient, preventive, and healing benefits for nourishing, detoxifying and balancing body, mind and spirit.
Ceremony Organic Matcha is very intoxicating sweet and emits a very powerful exotic aromas which is why it is often serve in high-end cafe, restaruants and tea shops in Kyoto, Japan.
In contrast, Regular Organic Matcha is a normal grade matcha for brewing at home or served at low-end restaurants, and sushi shops. It is less sweet with translucent pale green-yellow color.