Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tea Review: Ceremonial Matcha (DoMatcha)

Ceremonial Matcha
DoMatcha
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture
Product Description:  DōMatcha® Ceremonial grade matcha is brought to you directly from Kagoshima Japan. Only the finest leaves are selected to guarantee a smooth and pleasant flavor. 
Winner of third place in the North American Tea Championships this year.

Temperature: 175° F
Tea Amount: 1 gram (1 teaspoon)
Water: 2 ounces (1/4 cup)

The matcha powder is boldly green in color and aroma with savory, mouthwatering notes of kombu (kelp), brown rice, oatmeal, and a touch of tamari.

In a warmed bowl, the aroma becomes nutty, buttery, and savory marine green.

Whisking produces a creamy froth with a bold, crisp green and slightly nutty aroma. The taste is astringent, crisp and fresh like dark salad greens, with an edamame finish.
The bright color, creamy texture, and bold fresh taste make this a matcha I could enjoy as part of my regular morning tea ritual as well as when performing tea ceremony. I've been drinking matcha for years, so these measurements produced the taste and texture that I consider ideal for usucha (thin tea). However, I might recommend using only 1/2 teaspoon of matcha with 1/4 cup of water for those who are newer to drinking matcha and/or prefer less astringency.




3 comments:

  1. What's alternative Matcha tea can you recommend me, because i have no this one in our shops.

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    1. Thank you for visiting the blog. If you cannot find matcha in stores where you live, you may order it online. Businesses with online store and international shipping like DoMatcha, Sugimoto, Ippodo, and Keiko are good places to start. Avoid buying matcha from companies that won't tell you where their tea is produced.

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  2. Robert, try to find it, because it's one of the best sorts of this tea. If you are from Europe you can also try this one http://www.tea-and-coffee.com/matchapow. And read about alternative recipes, it's not just a regular tea.

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