Leaf Type: Green (Matcha)
Where to Buy: Teaopia (although this product appears to have been discontinued)
Our lychee Matcha gives a sweet-fruity flavour to this traditional powdered Green Tea. Those new to the art of drinking Matcha may find this tea a good place to start.
I have had this Matcha for a while now, and it has been my go-to Matcha when I want a smoothie. I love the hint of lychee that it adds to my smoothies!
But this Matcha isn’t only good for smoothies… it’s really quite delicious on its own, whisked in a chawan just like a typical Matcha. The flavor is sweet and the lychee fruit adds a wonderful dimension of flavor to it. The Matcha is vegetative and smooth. It coats the palate with a creamy, sweet taste of fruit and grassy taste. Delicious!
Matcha can be somewhat of an acquired taste and for those of you who want to acquire a taste for it, I recommend starting with a flavored Matcha. The vegetative flavor is not quite as intense with flavored Matcha, and it will help ease you into the experience.
Once you do acquire a taste for it, though, I guarantee you will not want to turn back. Matcha is better for you than other tea types because you consume the whole leaf. But, honestly, I don’t drink Matcha for the health benefits – they are a bonus! I drink it because I love the taste! It’s really delicious!