Whisked in a favourite tumbler with room temperature water, and then added ice.
The packaging for this tea, and Adagio’s black matcha, say you can shake it directly in a bottle of water and it’ll be ready to drink. I wanted to test that, as I know matcha can often be pretty clumpy if not properly whisked. I used to make my matcha in water bottles all the time because I had the proper tools, but I definitely experienced my fair share of clumping…
This actually worked pretty well though – I noticed one small clump that seemed glued to the side of my tumbler but otherwise this was smooth and well incorporated. It also smelled really nice – very fresh and floral with an intense cucumber aroma that I was not expecting! The taste matches the aroma really well; both very floral and also quite aromatically refreshing, creamy cucumber – like the smell of a bag of fresh mini cucumbers from the market! It’s got some of the “electric green” edge/sharpness that you see with not super great quality TGY but it’s not bad, and well checked by the rest of the flavour profile.
The mouthfeel is a little gritty, I assume because this probably wasn’t deveined/stemmed like traditional matcha or as finely ground, but it’s manageable and I do enjoy the taste overall!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0BuuVGvEOA