Kiss Me Organics recently sent me a sample of their Organic Matcha Ceremonial Grade Green Tea Powder to try. I’m not a huge tea drinker, but I’m trying to be. I know it’s good for me, both mentally and physically. I’ve found a couple of black teas that I like, so I was interested in seeing how I liked green tea.
For those new to green tea like me, Matcha is a type of green tea grown in Japan. To simplify quite a bit, Matcha leaves are ground before being fermented. The end result is more antioxidants, a greener color, and a milder flavor. Matcha comes in Ceremonial grade and Culinary grade. You can drink both. Ceremonial grade is more expensive, and is higher quality, but really the difference is just which leaves looked the best (I’m only slightly exaggerating).
I’m not the best person to be writing this review, so I’ll go ahead and admit that up front. If you love tea, and if you love green tea in particular, I have no doubt you’ll love this. I did not. Oh, the color is gorgeous. It’s this bright shamrock green color that doesn’t even look real (I should have taken a picture – I didn’t, I’m sorry).
I followed the suggested “dosage” for my first cup, and made the mistake of taking a sniff before tasting the tea. The first drink was ok. The second was bad, and by the third I knew I just couldn’t do it.
Again, I’m not the best person to be reviewing this, so I apologize to Kiss Me Organics. They were wonderful to work with and I feel like I’ve done them a disservice! I’ve tried it a couple of times with adding honey or using less powder, and it’s just too strong for me. I have no doubt it’s a high quality product that green tea lovers will enjoy.