by adagio teas (4 reviews)
Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves, now called tencha, are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder. Easy preparation is achieved by placing 1 teaspoon of matcha per cup (or to taste) in a cup, adding a few drops of hot water (160-180F) and stirring with a spoon until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and stir.
Our Matcha Raspberry comes from Uji, Kyoto, and is a first harvest, spring tea blended with natural tart raspberry flavor. A Samidori cultivar, it is considered a high grade for everyday consumption. Steep at 170°F for 2 minutes
My favorite raspberry matcha, perfect blend of raspberry and regular matcha
This tastes like most matchas I have had - grassy and slightly "fishy" (not in a terribly unpleasant way). In the container, it smells like raspberry, but there is no raspberry flavor present in the brewed tea, which was disappointing. I feel like I might as well just order unflavored matcha next time so as not to be disappointed by the lack of flavor. It is good as a regular matcha though, and it's very healthy.
Ordered the Matcha sampler box and tried the raspberry first. Unfortunately, the box doesn't include directions on how to make the tea, and I used the tea infuser the first time. Had to throw out the first cup because the tea didn't dissolve that way. The 2nd only came out slightly better because I didn't know it was best to put tea thru a strainer because it clumps together otherwise. After Googling how to brew the matcha tea, I ordered the other items I'd need (whisk, strainer, and a matcha cup for mixing). I liked the taste of the raspberry matcha, and combined with the health benefits of drinking matcha tea, that led me to order the matcha accessories.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this tea. From some reason I was expecting it to be sweet but it really isn't. it has a nice light raspberry flavor but really doesn't taste artificial. I found this one comparable to their blueberry matcha. My preferred choice is to mix this one with almond milk. Super delicious.