I’m not a tea drinker, but my husband is. Tom will try just about any kind of tea (at least once). He’s had white tea before, so I figured this would be okay by his standards. Apparently it’s a rare, high grade tea with no additives or preservatives.
Usually when you hear the word Matcha, you automatically think about Green Tea. Well, we have put a spin on the Matcha name and technique with our White Matcha. White Matcha is made in exactly the same way as regular Green Tea Matcha is made: stone ground to a fine powder. But we have done it with White Tea. Why would we offer you a White Matcha? For people who like Matcha Tea in its original form as a Green Tea, you know how flavorful and pure it is. We want to give that to all tea lovers. Whether you like Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea or any other kind of tea, we want you to experience the Matcha in different flavors. What does stone grinding do for tea leaves? It is quite simple. This is special process that does not take away from the flavor or take away any of the health benefits of original tea leaves. Basically with the stone grinding process, you are getting the highest quality tea in its purest form outside of just having straight from the tea tree. It is simple and straightforward, leaving tea leaves with tons of flavor and amazing healthful qualities. White Tea has some wonderful qualities to help maintain good health. In essence, White Matcha contains those same qualities with a purer taste. The health benefits of White Matcha include: high antioxidant count to kill free radicals in the blood stream, reduces the risk of certain types of cancer, decreases fine lines and wrinkles in the skin, helps maintain a beautiful complexion, has only one percent (1%) caffeine content of coffee.
When this arrived, I had no idea how to make it since the package does not say. I had to look on Amazon and hope that they gave instructions there. Luckily, they did, but I still found this somewhat annoying. I guess some people just know what to do with ground tea leaves, but we had no idea proportion wise.
Instructions on Amazon:
Scoop ½ to 1 rounded teaspoons into a tea bowl or cup. Add 2 to 3 oz. of pre-boiling water to the bowl (~180F / ~80C). Boiling water may not be the most suitable for Matcha because it does not bring out the best flavor and the natural mild sweetness of it.
Once the hubby had made a cup, he brought it to me to smell. It smells like it would be really tasty and comforting. He took a sip and said that it was definitely strong. Being a woman, I asked him if he followed the directions, and he told me he did. I guess a little goes a long way with this. When he was about 3/4 finished his cup, he made a horribly awful face. Apparently the tea had not completely dissolved and he got a mouthful of really strong powder.
I don’t think this is something we would order, but we will finish the package. I think mixing it into some smoothies would be a great idea though!
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