I got hooked on this while studying tea ceremony. Matcha is one of those products that is good no matter how cheap you buy it, and yet you KNOW when you have a pricey cup in your hand. This is a moderately priced one, a tin of 30g is about 30 to 40 dollars American. (Well, if you buy it in Japan. I do not know about getting it in other countries)
It has a really lovely smell and a lighter color. If you make it using a chasen (whisk), you can get a really nice, fluffy froth on top. Not too bitter but still has a true matcha bite to it.

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26 year old American currently on her 5th year in Japan. Hobbies include tea, tea ceremony, samisen, painting, drawing, blogging, reading.

My “dream job” would be owning a funky little tea shop that makes enough to pay the bills while working with what I love. Selling tea by the cup and pot, little baked treats to compliment the flavors, and maybe some art from local artists on the wall. Sigh…

I am not above a bag tea, though I prefer loose teas. I’ve lived in Japan for quite a while and travel around asia when I can. I of course love finding and buying local teas where ever I go! I love living somewhere that stop and shops sell tea bottles and boxes rather than colas. My favorite over the counter tea is Teh Botol, a Jasmine tea I found in Indonesia. I also like Sokenbicha (爽健美茶) in Japan.

I love all teas, but have a stronger love for the greens and blacks. I require caffeine and tend to sip tea all day. Tea=love!


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