Leaf Type: White (Matcha)
Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea
Usually when you hear the word Matcha, you automatically think about Green Tea. Well, we have put a spin on the Matcha name and technique with our White Matcha. White Matcha is made in exactly the same way as regular Green Tea Matcha is made: stone ground to a fine powder. But we have done it with White Tea. Why would we offer you a White Matcha? For people who like Matcha Tea in its original form as a Green Tea, you know how flavorful and pure it is. We want to give that to all tea lovers. Whether you like Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea or any other kind of tea, we want you to experience the Matcha in different flavors.
I was a little hesitant to try this White Matcha. I love green Matcha and even Black and Red Matcha, but, I have tried a white Matcha in the past, and it was a bit too bitter for my liking, and I worried I might experience that same bitterness with this Matcha.
But this is delightful! It has many of the qualities I’ve come to expect from green Matcha; it is creamy and rich, smooth and frothy. But this boasts an incredibly light flavor. Fresh and SWEET. Like the same delicate sweetness that I’ve come to expect from a good Silver Needle or Bai Mu Dan… only this is intensified because it’s Matcha.
This has a light vegetative taste – not at all like the vegetal taste you’d get from green Matcha (not saying that vegetative taste is bad, just that it is stronger in green Matcha than in this White Matcha). It also possesses some nutty tones that I don’t usually experience with white tea because of their delicate nature. It has an incredibly clean taste – like the taste of cool mountain air in the springtime after a early morning rain.
This Matcha manages to bring forth all the delicious flavor of a white tea – but without the wispy, delicate quality of a white tea. I am loving this!
And… as I sit here, contemplating this White Matcha as well as the other NUMEROUS varieties of Matcha offered by Red Leaf Tea … my mind wanders to their vast Earl Grey collection … and I can’t help but wonder if they might somehow merge these two things and create an Earl Grey flavored Black Matcha. It’s just a thought. Just a thought…