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I am a lover of tea. Hot tea. Iced tea. You name it, I’ll love it. I love trying new flavors and types of tea. I have a whole cabinet full of tea. It was a little out of control for a while, but I just couldn’t help myself! I never know what kind of mood I’ll be in and what flavors I’ll want! I’ve got to have options. I’ve recently gotten into matcha green tea. I’ve always been a lover of “normal” green teas. I have had matcha flavored things, like ice cream, and loved it. I never really knew where to get matcha though. Here’s where the internet is helpful! You can purchase matcha online. Duh, Meg.
I had the chance to review Zeda Tea’s organic matcha powder. This can be purchased on Amazon-
It is important to note that this matcha is from Korea. Matcha from Korea is known to be safer than matcha from Japan or China because of toxins in those countries.
The above picture shows how the matcha comes packaged. It is in a re-sealable bag. Personally, I am not a fan of the packaging. It is difficult to get the product out of the package with out spilling some of it and making a mess. I believe that a tub or a tin would be better packaging for this product. There was not a scoop included, which I believe would have been beneficial. Also, there are not any directions on the package. This would prove using the product effectively difficult for a first time matcha user.
The matcha is a nice green color. It isn’t too dark nor too light. The smell of this matcha is a little stronger than ones that I have used before. To some people, this smell might be off putting. The smell is earthy. I used this matcha to make some hot matcha, a hot matcha latte and an iced matcha latte. The flavor of the matcha is strong, in my opinion. It is also some what bitter. With the beverages that I made with the matcha, I was able to finish them, but at times it was a struggle. I believe that this matcha would be better suited for cooking and baking for me; something where the flavor wouldn’t be so strong and bitter. I am planning to find a good recipe and make cupcakes or something of the sort. I will post when I make them! Overall, this matcha isn’t bad, but it isn’t what I really enjoy. As stated previously, I believe that it would be better for me to use in cooking and baking.
Have you tried matcha? If so, what brands? Did you like it? How do you use the product? Let me know!
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