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Meeting my Matcha: Thoughts over Tea

Disclosure: I was provided the subject product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Mommy Engine is a tea lover. I suppose I am by proxy. We have a bunch of different varieties from Earl Gray to herbal fruit and plain old black tea that we use to make Kombucha with. Recently I had the opportunity to partake of a variety of tea that I had not previously tried. Life and Food provided me a free sample of Midori Spring Gold Class Organic Matcha to review and I love it.

I wouldn’t say I’m a tea connoisseur. I really do not drink tea often; not as often as M.E. does anyway. Given the choice I would prefer coffee, but as far as a tea goes I am very impressed with the quality of this pMatcha Man - Thoughts over Tearoduct. It comes is a small tin, with a freshness seal built into in the lid. The green tea power is very fine, but it is not dusty. This is great because I have used tea that has made me sneeze previously. Because this was the first time using matcha, I prepared it using the quick method provided on the tins label. I think it would be great to have a proper matcha set, but for the purposes of my taste test I used my daughters toy tea cups because they held 60 fl oz perfectly. I used a larger container to mix the water and tea however, as my whisk was larger than the mouth of the tea cup. I’ve done it a few times now, and have finally gotten it to taste.

Considering taste, do you like nori? My first sip of matcha reminded me of the seaweed sheets used in sushi. It was not overpowering, but I did find it peculiar combined with the smooth, creamy texture of the mixture. It was not unpleasant, but it did take me a few more cups to get used to. I have not been bothered by the bitterness so I have not had to add sugar or honey, but Midori Spring recommends some additive if bitterness is a problem. Mommy Engine puts it in her shake in the morning to give it an extra boost so that’s an option too, and apparently matcha has many more uses beyond tea.

I haven’t had the opportunity to bake with the product yet, but Vanilla Matcha Cupcakes look awesome.

WP_20151105_19_26_18_RichI’ve been using matcha for almost a 2 weeks now and I have really enjoyed it. It’s a great tasting blend that the whole family enjoys. I also feel a bit more energized and a bit more focused, likely from the antioxidant and cleansing properties of the tea.  If you’re in the market for a new tea, or looking for a bit of adventure beyond the comfort of your black tea, I highly recommend Midori Spring Gold Class Organic Matcha.

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