Organic Matcha (Ceremonial Grade) from Arbor Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Arbor Teas

Tea Description:

Matcha is a variety of Japanese green tea that is stone ground at the end of the manufacturing process, resulting in an ultra-fine tea powder that is typically whisked in hot water until a frothy consistency is reached, as in the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. The resulting brew has much more body and flavor than tea brewed in a conventional fashion, with a thick, rich green taste and slight bitterness.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is one of the very best Matcha teas I’ve yet to encounter.  The color is vivid green – a very bright and beautiful green!  It whisks into a frothy, creamy liquid that stays frothy long after I finished whisking!  More often than not, a Matcha may froth up but after about 10 minutes, the froth begins to disappear.  This Matcha stayed frothy until I finished the chawan!  And the Matcha remained dispersed throughout – it didn’t begin settling at the bottom of the chawan.  It was smooth and grit-free until I finished.

The flavor is sweet and vegetal, with a buttery flavor that adds to the creamy aspect.  It is thick and satisfying.  There is a hint of bitterness that arrives about mid-sip … not a off-putting bitterness, but a savory tone that seems to rescue the palate from the sweetness of the Matcha, providing balance and a well-rounded taste.

One of the very best things about Matcha – aside from the incredible health benefits that comes from the consumption of the entire leaf – is its energizing qualities.  After a chawan of Matcha I get a huge energy boost, and it keeps me going for quite some time.

And this Matcha … is the best of the best!  I highly recommend it!

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