Matcha Green Tea

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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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  • “I have been drinking this matcha these past two days thanks to The Tea Spot and I must say I am happy I had the chance. I have had several different types and grades of matcha and find this one...” Read full tasting note
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    RachanaC 432 tasting notes
  • “I did like this tea...it was sweeter than other matchas I've tried; I tend to like the grassier, vegetal tasting aspect of teas, with a little astringency to them. This one caught me off guard a...” Read full tasting note
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    MacchaMan 54 tasting notes
  • “So here's why I didn't give this tea a higher rating: 1) Matcha should be fresh tasting, smooth, slightly bitter, immensely vegetal, and FRESH tasting, this tea simply was not, 2) the tea was...” Read full tasting note
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    sflow15 15 tasting notes

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Our Matcha Green Tea is unique in that it’s made from Shizuoka green tea. Shizuoka is a major tea producing region of Japan, known for its incredible sencha teas. Our matcha tea is also uniquely processed using the SHIMA process (Super Heating In Moisture Atmosphere), a special steaming treatment that uses much higher temperatures than the traditional steaming method, before it is ground into a fine green tea powder.

This high temperature method of curing the leaves makes our matcha tea powder resilient to heat and greatly increases its ability to maintain fresh color, taste, aroma, and quality. Thus, our matcha powder will maintain its quality for a longer period of time than other matcha teas, making it more versatile in meeting your needs.

Our matcha is perfect for traditional matcha tea preparation, as done in the Japanese tea ceremony, and can also be added to a water bottle and shaken with cold water for cold tea brewing. It is also great as an ingredient in popular beverages such as a green tea latte or green tea smoothie as well as confections, green tea ice cream, and other foods. It will become a staple in your kitchen at such a great price.

Features:
High-grade Japanese matcha
Antioxidant rich powdered green tea
All natural: No added sweeteners, preservatives, colors, or flavors
Origin: Japan
40 grams / Tin
40+ 6-oz Servings / Tin
5-30 mg Caffeine / Serving
Embossed mini tin

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I have been drinking this matcha these past two days thanks to The Tea Spot and I must say I am happy I had the chance. I have had several different types and grades of matcha and find this one best suited for homemade matcha latte’s. I simply used heated milk, a little sweetener, and about one teaspoon of matcha. It is such an easy recipe and completely adjustable to your liking. I found it to be very satisfying. The natural sweetness of the matcha came through first and strongest. I also noticed mild vegetal notes. The matcha seems great for making speciality drinks and I’d venture to say even matcha infused ice cream. I would recommend better packaging that would help contain the matcha better. If drinking this in traditional fashion I would consider it a nice starter matcha.

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I did like this tea…it was sweeter than other matchas I’ve tried; I tend to like the grassier, vegetal tasting aspect of teas, with a little astringency to them. This one caught me off guard a little with the sweetness so prominent in the forefront. Whisking it up took a little effort, it never really produced the creamy foam unless you vary the amounts used or took your time in preparing it, you never really get a rich, dense, creamy foam.

The Tea Spot’s matcha is a good “starter” matcha because you get a little more than the average size for the price.

For the matcha connoisseur, I would not recommend this tea. It’s tasty and sweet but a little too much for me…Not my cup of tea!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Your score really has me curious… I can’t fathom how matcha can be bad (not to be mistaken for prepared not to a person’s taste)… gotta give it a try:)

MacchaMan

I do realize that good matcha is suppose to be sweet, but to me, this one was a little too prominently in the forefront. I like a good balance between sweetness and astringency.

Cofftea

Absolutely. I personally cringe at sweetened matcha “mixes” like Starbucks uses… I just can’t fathom that. A naturally sweet matcha I can handle. I love a mandarin orange flavored matcha that I have. But I also have a more savory unflavored matcha. Sometimes a person’s tastebuds just crave different things- just like chai, sometimes I drink it clean and other times w/ milk.

MacchaMan

I am the same way. When preparing Chai, I leave out the honey in the mix and just let the individual add their own to taste. I do not like sugar in any of my teas whatsoever! Not that I’m a snob, it’s just the way I like them…I do not condemn someone who does though.

MacchaMan

personally, flavored teas aren’t my favorite, I do like green Jasmine tea though.

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So here’s why I didn’t give this tea a higher rating: 1) Matcha should be fresh tasting, smooth, slightly bitter, immensely vegetal, and FRESH tasting, this tea simply was not, 2) the tea was delivered in a tin with the green tea pouring out of the tin when it arrived (of course the tea was “sealed” with a plastic wrapper, 3) the tea was not hermetically sealed which, for matcha green tea, is a big no-no. Now onto tasting note: this brew was a ratio of 1 tsp to 6-8 ounces. The tea aroma was moderately fresh smelling, but on the slightly flat side. The tea liquor was granular/powdery forest green in color. Usually, my other matchas are more of a lighter green than this with the same ratio. The taste of the tea was VERY bitter, the kind that you associate with drinking dish-washing soap, not the good kind of astringency normally found in quality matcha green tea. I honestly don’t know what to do with this tea except dilute completely in colder water and try it that way, or put on food as one might use culinary-grade matcha. I feel very sorry, however, that at the cost of imperial (ceremonial-grade) matcha, I now have a small tin of low-grade culinary matcha. For a better quality matcha buy from Teavana. I rarely tout this “tea” store for anything, but they must be commended for their high-quality, ceremonial-grade matcha.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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