I figured Coconut Matcha from 3 Leaf Tea was not only due for a review here at Sororitea Sisters but it would make a great tie-in for today’s Vegan MoFo Prompt which is “Late Night Snack”. I maybe a little different than most but I really LOVE a good, flavored matcha in the evening or even late at night. Although – I never think it’s a BAD time for a good matcha!
For a late night snack one evening I had some of this matcha and it was glorious! Coconut Matcha from 3 Leaf Tea is SO very creamy, SO very sweet, and SO very tasty! It’s the closest I have tasted to natural, shredded coconut in liquid form. I’m pretty sure I haven’t tasted a coconut matcha that I like better than this one from 3 Leaf Tea.
Below you can see some drink ideas using Coconut Matcha from 3 Leaf Tea but I enjoy it straight-up with hot water. Eventho I think this is great anytime of day I think this makes a great late night snack since it’s creamy, comforting, sweet, and dessert-like.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Matcha (Green Tea Base)
Where to Buy: 3 Leaf Tea
Traditionally, a bamboo whisk, also called a chasen, is the preferred tool to whisk matcha. A chawan, or matcha bowl is also used. If those items are not available, a small metal whisk and a wide bowl or mug to accommodate room for whisking can be used.
Water temperature is important for the matcha to maintain it’s sweet flavor and avoid turning bitter. Water temperatures below 170° F are recommended.
Matcha is stored best in an airtight, light proof container. To maintain maximum freshness, store in refrigerator.
Sifting matcha through a fine mesh strainer before use helps remove clumps and creates a smoother consistency.
Ingredients: Matcha, natural flavor
Vegan, Gluten Free
I am a fan of Matcha. I love the earthy, green flavor, and I love that it’s also very good for you. This coconut matcha is for people who find the taste of matcha a little too grassy. As soon as I smelled it, I could smell the faint scent of coconut, and I knew this was going to be good.
I tried it first alone, and what I noticed right away is that it frothed up like a latte as I was adding the hot, not boiling water. I don’t have one of those whisks that I’ve seen used when making matcha, so I just stirred with a spoon as I was adding the water, and it was frothy with no clumping. I’ve had clumping issues in the past, and it isn’t pleasant. The smell is so inviting too. Just a subtle coconut-y fragrance to compliment the matcha. The taste is like the best matcha with a rich buttery hint of coconut. It’s like the coconut flavor adds a richness to this tea.
I had this a second way, in the form of a matcha latte. I made my tea, added some coconut milk and gave it a quick whiz in the blender to really make it extra frothy. This was seriously a treat. Creamy, coconut-y goodness.
The coconut flavor is subtle, but it’s there. It cuts a lot of the grassiness of the matcha. This is hands down the best matcha I’ve tried. And the fact that there are no clumps, even when you don’t have a whisk makes it even more amazing!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green/Matcha
Where to Buy: 3 Leaf
Get a taste of the tropics with our all natural coconut flavored matcha. One sip and you’ll see why this is our number one seller. Smooth and creamy with a well balanced coconut taste.