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Matcha Green Tea | Review

Hey lovelies! So a couple of weeks ago I tried Matcha for the first time (after seeing it constantly popping up in health blogs, food magazines...and well, even Starbucks occasionally!) and I couldn't wait to share it with you guys too because I  absolutely love it. Don't worry if you have no idea what I'm talking about though- you haven't been living under  rock hehe, Matcha is a fairly new thing in the UK (although in Japan they've been drinking it for centuries!) It's basically the purest version of green tea you get, made from the finely ground tea leaves to form a vibrant green powder and is the upcoming 'super-food,' raved about for it's many health benefits. I bought the full-bodied Meiko Ceremonial one from Matchaeologist and so this is how I got on trying Matcha for the first time!
 *Little handwritten note from the company I bought it from - so sweet!*
 QUALITY: 
You can tell just by looking at the colour of Matcha how good the quality is. This one is a beautifully vibrant green colour (as it should be!) which shows the leaves were picked young and dried properly so they still contain 'all that good'stuff.' The unique colour can be a little odd at first, but you soon get used to it and it's actually my fav thing about Matcha!

PACKAGING: 
I ordered the 'Meiko Ceremonial-Grade Matcha' which came in a small tin like this. Inside was an airtight packet and so all I did was tip the powder from there into the tin (Trying not to spill it everywhere hehe!) 

 BREWING:
Traditionally Matcha is brewed with a chasen (a small bamboo whisk) but since I'm a bit of a 'newbie' to the whole Matcha thing I decided not to invest in one just yet. Instead I simply used a fork, whisking roughly one teaspoon of the powder into warm water slowly until all the lumps had disappeared and then adding my hot water to fill the cup. The powder dissolved easily, leaving that gorgeous green coloured tea that I was looking for! Gathered, it's a little more complicated to brew than your normal tea-bag but you can honestly taste the difference so much!

TASTE: 
And onto probably the most important bit, coz nobody wants a bright green drink that tastes disgusting hehe! The taste of Matcha really depends on the brand/type you buy, my one had 'floral aromas' in as described but generally Matcha had quite a distinctive earthy taste with slight notes of jasmine. It's bittersweet, but somehow I liked that and so do lots of other people and I was surprised about how light and refreshing it was. If you don't like the taste of green tea, I think it's unlikely that you're going to gel with Matcha though, regardless of which brands you try!

BENEFITS: 
This is the main reason a lot of people buy Matcha. It's completely natural but contains so many health benefits!

-Lots of antioxidants
- Elevates Mood/Energy
-Boosts metabolism
- Aids weight loss (if you're trying to loose weight)
- Contains vitamins A & C
- Has a decent dose of caffeine in (for you coffee drinkers!)
- Iron

So there you go! Here was my first experience trying Matcha and I would honestly recommend it to anyone now! Matcha is so adaptable too, you don't just have to make teas, there are all sorts of latte's, desserts and even ice creams I've seen being made from it (Just search 'Matcha Creations' and you'll be so suprised at everything that pops up!)  Anyway, hope you enjoyed this post, whether you'd never heard of Matcha in your life before, or you've been drinking it for years hehe. See you next week!



QOTD: HAVE YOU EVER TRIED MATCHA BEFORE?


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28 comments

  1. I've never tried Matcha before, but the bright green colour is for sure luring me in! It just looks like it would be such a refreshing type of drink, especially since it's coming up to summer.
    - Olivia Xx

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    1. Well fancy seeing you here chummy hehe! The colour is so unique I love it and ooooh imagine Iced Matcha Tea in the Summer! xo

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  2. Thank you for sharing this post Morgs! I've never tried Matcha before but I've heard about it. I'll probably try it out soon.

    I hope you're having a good day!

    Jeff. x | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

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    1. Your welcome and thank you Jeff! you too x

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  3. This sounds like something i would love...
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    1. Would totally recommend it I love it!! x

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  4. Such a lovely review post! I had a matcha latte for the first time the other day in a little cafe near me, and I was apprehensive at first but I loved it! I need to try matcha nice cream this summer too :) x

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    1. Thank you lovely! Mmmmmm Matcha nice cream sounds delish! x

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  5. I've never tried Matcha, but it sounds quite nice... I love green tea, so if that has even more benefits, I would love to try it. I hope I'll be able to find it somewhere in Croatia, though :) xx

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    1. It's so great I think you'd love it! x

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    2. Dear Kelly, We have delivered our Organic Matcha to Croatia. We got a review on our Luxury Matcha from the customer (Ms. Ante on Jun 01, 2016)

      https://gracematcha.com/collections/recommended/products/high-quality-organic-matcha-40g-1-4-oz

      Each Matcha brand has its own taste. There are so many Matcha second sellers outside Japan because it is easy to start the business. Matcha is not cheep but if you find a real good one, I would be surprised by its taste!


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  6. mmm looks delicious!

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  7. It seems awesome. I might try it :)
    Jill
    Jill D Blog

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  8. I love green tea:) Great post!
    Have a nice weekend:)
    kisses
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    1. You too and thanks for reading lovely! x

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  9. I never have teasted this tea, but your post is a great introdution and presentation of products :)! I want to try green tea and more :)
    xoxo, Viki from http://theviktoria.blogspot.com/

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  10. I have tried the 'TeaPigs' Matcha tea and just can't get along with it - I love ordinary green tea, but I just can't stand the taste of that one. Perhaps I'll try some other brands in they vary slightly in flavor as you mentioned!

    Micks | Michaela Rebecca

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    1. Never tried the TeaPigs Matcha but I think this one tastes amazing so I would totally recommend Matcheologist! x

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  11. Oh wow, with something that has that many benefits you can't really go wrong! I love myself a cup of coffee and I've heard so much about matcha green tea recently so I would love to try some myself!
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. Ikr! It's such a great replacement for coffee too hehe! x

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  12. I'm glad that Matcha is becoming popular outside Japan. I'd like more people to know what good matcha is. There are many matcha brands in Japan. Each Matcha brand has its own taste. I hope everyone finds their favorite Matcha brand!

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  13. I tried matcha latte before but have never put it in my green tea and have to try it out asap since I am green tea junkie it should be great as well :)
    xx
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  14. Matcha is so delicious! I have matcha latte powder from Trader Joes and have it when I need a little afternoon pick me up =o)

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  15. I love green tea, but I only get the Lipton type. I'm not sure if I can find Matcha Green Tea in my country (I live in Albania). I guess I have to order it! Thank you so much!

    Also, if you would like, here's my blog: www.pocifikim.com
    It's in Albanian, but there are some translated articles in the "English" category on the menu :)
    I suggest you this article: http://pocifikim.com/ex-a-happy-birthday/

    A lot of people liked it, it seems that the question "Should you wish your ex a happy birthday?" is quite popular xD

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Thank you, all your lovely comments make me smile!