Matcha Fitness Set from The Tea Spot


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!

Yuve Ceremonial Matcha – Tea Review


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!

BeMatcha Organic Ceremonial Matcha – Tea Review

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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!

Zendori Ceremonial Matcha – Tea Review

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Matcha time! Zendori Matcha sent me a tin to review and I took forever to find where I put it during my moves around Seattle. Zendori does sell their matcha on Amazon, yay! Free shipping and Prime for fast matcha hookups. This is the regular matcha. Zendori also sells a cheaper culinary grade, organic culinary grade and organic ceremonial. I tend to favor non-organic matcha as the quality tends to be better. They admit the organic one tastes different: “Conventional matcha has a vibrant green color and has a more full-bodied flavor, while organic is a bit lighter in flavor … Continue reading, hoot!

Tea Lovers Organic Ceremonial Matcha from My Matcha Life

More matcha, what else is new here at Oolong Owl? I got so much matcha here, but I end up drinking it at least 4 times a week so at least I’m getting through it all. Today’s review is from My Matcha Life. They sell on their site, but also on Amazon. I know you guys love Amazon for tea since you can use those amazon gift cards. My Matcha Life has a few different matchas, this one is the Tea Lover’s Organic Ceremonial Matcha, but they also have a culinary and a latte grade matcha. On the My Matcha … Continue reading, hoot!

Organic Ceremonial Matcha from First Harvest Tea

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It certainly feels weird for me to review just a single matcha and not 20 of them at once, as the last 4 matcha reviews I’ve done all are huge comparison ones. Today’s review is a matcha from an online seller based in Nevada, First Harvest Tea. At this time, they just have a single matcha for sale, the Organic Ceremonial Matcha, and a free matcha recipe ebook. First Harvest Organic Ceremonial Matcha is also available on Amazon! This matcha is from Shizuoka, Japan. It is Certified Organic by the JAS-JONA & USDA. Matcha Powder and Preparation The matcha powder is a light … Continue reading, hoot!

Sunday Tea Hoots 7 – Matcha Ranting

I recently finished doing some matcha tasting work. Matcha has been on my mind a lot as matcha is the big trend now. Tea companies are pushing it, adding weird flavors it it (cheese pizza matcha yo), and selling it as magical cure to all your problems. I’ve been reviewing it and tea companies that aren’t exclusive matcha sellers are scratching their heads wondering if there matcha is any good and scrambling to find better. I’ve drank so much matcha this year that it is simply crazy and potentially damaging to my body. I also been drinking so much matcha I still … Continue reading, hoot!

Matcha Brand Comparison 2, Round 3 – High End $17 to $48 per ounce Matchas


So you are looking for a great matcha and you are willing to spend more for it? This Matcha Brand Comparison will be looking at the $17 to $48 per ounce Matcha range! Amazon Matcha Comparison Round 1 – Matcha Brand Comparison under $9.99 an ounce Round 2 – Matcha Brand Comparison $9.99 to $16.99 an ounce I’ll admit, this set up isn’t that great. There is 24 matchas in this Round and simply TOO MANY matchas for me to deal with at once and keep my own review standards intact. I’m sure as readers it would be hard to believe my ratings of 24 … Continue reading, hoot!

Matcha Brand Comparison 2, Round 2 – Mid-range price $9.99 to $16.99 an ounce

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It is time for the mid-range matcha brand comparison! For this Matcha Brand Comparison Round, the price point is $9.99 to $16.99 per ounce, average 13.69 price tag. Amazon Matcha Comparison Round 1 – Matcha Brands Comparison under $9.99 an ounce Round 3 – Matcha Brand Comparison $17 to $48 per ounce For full disclosure, like the other Matcha comparisons I’ve done, this is brought to you by Red Leaf Tea. Sadly, it looks like this price point is mostly Red Leaf Tea Matchas as well. Testing Procedure Every matcha is labelled by number or letter. I do not know what brands … Continue reading, hoot!

Matcha Brand Comparison 2 – Round 1 of 3

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Hi Tea readers! Today is another installment of comparing various matcha brands. These matcha comparisons will be different than the amazon matcha comparison as these matchas are the higher quality and more expensive matchas. I have 3 Rounds to go through, with each around a specific price bracket. This round, all these matchas are on the cheap end, under $9.50 per ounce. Amazon Matcha Comparison Round 2 – Matcha Brand Comparison $9.99 to $16.99 an ounce Round 3 – Matcha Brand Comparison $17 to $48 per ounce For amazon tea buyers, don’t fret as some of these are available on amazon. For full disclosure, like … Continue reading, hoot!