I’m very happy for receiving this ceremonial matcha from Matcha Zen.
A green tea lover can never have too much matcha at home.
This particular matcha comes from the Uji region, and it has USDA organic certification.
Matcha Zen sells this tea only, and it offers free shipping in the US.
The packaging is beautiful. Besides, it’s 100% recyclable.
After opening the outer package, I could see that the matcha was inside a sealable bag. I cut the top of the bag with scissors and opened it to take a better look.
It’s quite interesting.
The powder’s color looks good, so far so good.
As always, I took 2 grams of matcha, and whisked it in 60 ml (2 oz) of water at 80ºC (176ºF).
I find it hard to review matcha in the sense that I have to take a good picture quickly, before the foam dissipates.
And then I still have to take my time and taste it.
But let’s concentrate on the matcha at hand. It’s rich and creamy, with good body.
The taste itself isn’t so sweet as one would think after smelling the powder, but it’s definitely not grassy either. The “green” aspect is very toned down.
Both astringency and bitterness are not so apparent, so it must be a ceremonial grade.
I consider this to be a standard matcha. Nothing outside the norm, and the aroma is pleasant.
Here’s the product page, it’s a good deal if you live in the US.