Material Matcha Uji is a new matcha seller with a twist – they have handcrafted 3 different matchas, blended with various Uji varietals, which makes for different flavor profiles. This isn’t the first time I’ve come across blended matcha, but the first time to have a tea vendor go into more detail. Since I do a lot of matcha reviews, I’ve learned matcha has many flavor profiles, yet no way to distinguish anything as no one talks varietals. I’ve had matchas that were potent, sweet, fruity, more umami, and even floral. The most information I see on matcha is the region, usually Uji. … Continue reading, hoot!
3 Leaf came out with new matcha flavors! I had 3 Leaf’s Peach and Coconut matcha last time, and they were great. 3 Leaf sent me some of their new flavors – Lavender, Lemonade, and Raspberry Matcha. I love flavored matchas once in awhile, they are usually best iced or with milk, and I love both for tired mornings or workouts. I followed their instructions, which is close to my usual method anyways. 1 teaspoon of matcha is around 2-3 grams. 3 Leaf Lavender Matcha This Lavender Matcha is the one I’m scared about. I do like lavender, but lavender has a high … Continue reading, hoot!
If you follow my matcha reviews, I can be pretty unforgiving about matcha. Honestly, the concept of “Cold Brew Matcha” was a laugh to me. There is nothing stopping anyone from just adding matcha powder to ice water and call it cold brewed. There is no brewing time with matcha, it is already ground up and an instant product. I drink cold matcha all the time when I’m lazy, it is hot, or I got crappy matcha, as cold brings out the sweetness. I came across Matcha Ninja, who makes cold brew matcha, and had a question for them. I … Continue reading, hoot!
Many of asked me my opinion on Adagio Teas’ matcha. Sadly in a moment of weakness, I opted for Adagio Teas’ Matcha Chocolate flavor instead of a traditional matcha. Likely I was hungry for chocolate and matcha with chocolate pairs great together. I have the 2oz tin here, so plenty of Matcha Chocolate lattes! Unlike some other flavored matchas, this Matcha Chocolate is just matcha and the flavoring. Some other sellers add sugar or coconut to add some thickness. Matcha Chocolate Powder Adagio Tea’s Matcha Chocolate smells a little chocolatey. The powder color isn’t anything to write home about as … Continue reading, hoot!
SAKU Tea is a tea bar located in Bellingham, WA that I keep meaning to visit. Their tea bar has a large tea menu, as well as some unique tea lattes. They also host events and workshops. What the Tea Owls and I are tasting today is their Superfood Latte Blends line – Maca Cocoa Jade, Vanilla Maple Jade, Ruby Cocoa, Ruby Ginger, Golden Orange, and Golden Chai. These latte blend bases are made with either matcha, beet, or turmeric, and they are all organic. SAKU tea started a Kickstarter to ramp up production and volume of their Superfood latte teas. … Continue reading, hoot!
A new matcha today! Let’s check out Tora Organic Japanese Ceremonial Matcha, it has a tiger on the package! Dry Powder and Preparation Method Tora Organic Japanese Ceremonial Matcha has a very appealing looking matcha powder – it has a bright green color, fluffy texture, and sweet grass scent. I sifted 2 grams of matcha, then whisked it in a warmed bowl with 160F water. I then topped it off with more water to taste. Tora Organic Japanese Ceremonial Matcha has a pretty nice appearance with good foam, though the foam doesn’t last for the full session of drinking. Interestingly, I found I used … Continue reading, hoot!
I am always on the quest for the most tastiest of matchas. Today’s matcha certainly stands out in the crowd! Japanese Green Tea In’s Premium Ceremonial Matcha is sourced from Farm Master Mr. Arahata at his Arahataen Green Tea Farm. Interestingly, the soil is fertilized with local sugar cane and the leaf is hand picked. Japanese Green Tea In’s Premium Ceremonial Matcha comes in a sealed pull tab tin, with silver flecks on the label. Dry Powder and Preparation Method The matcha powder has an appealing fresh sweet scent with an vivid grass green colour. The performance of Japanese Green Tea In’s Premium Ceremonial Matcha … Continue reading, hoot!
This years New Years Resolution is to be injury free. I want to finally compete in weightlifting, I just have to not get injured or be sick for a long enough stretch! Matcha is my go to for preworkout, along with other weightlifter concoctions. I spotted The Tea Spot’s Matcha Fitness Set and thought this would be a fun tea thing to try to get me pumped back to lifting again after being out after surgery. Matcha Fitness Set Specs Steep & Go Brew bottle – 20oz/ BPA Free/ built in and removable filter with sports cap. Multiple color options. Dishwasher safe. … Continue reading, hoot!
At this point of my matcha drinking life, I’ve reviewed a lot of matcha that I don’t have time for bad matcha. I also seem to have a low tolerance for bad matcha after experiencing so much of it. It seems if I am reviewing a matcha stand alone, it has to be good. Today’s matcha is from Yuve. They have a website, and sell their matcha on Amazon. The Amazon site for this matcha has a lot of buzzwords like “Superfood/Gluten Free/Raw/Sugar Free/Vegan/Detox/No Lead/More potent than Green Tea Diet Pills”. What information that is useful to us is this is June 2016 batch, … Continue reading, hoot!
This is something you don’t see too often – a matcha seller who sells a couple different types of ceremonial matcha. BeMatcha has 3 different ceremonial grades of matcha as well as a culinary and a spring/2nd grade. I am tasting two of the BeMatcha Organic Ceremonial matchas today – Mana and Ten Yu. I sampled both matchas not knowing the differences, but it is likely suspicious which one is nicer when one comes in a bag and another in a tin. Both BeMatchas are from Uji Japan and Certified Organic. Apparently even their fertilizer is GMO free. Packaging Mana came in a resealable … Continue reading, hoot!