by adagio teas (3 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.
This is a Samidori cultivar from Uji, Kyoto, flavored with natural mocha. It is a high-grade Spring (first harvest) tea. The 2oz tin will make about 24 8oz servings. Steep at 170°F for 2 minutes
It's better than I thought it would be, tbh. There isn't that much mocha flavor, but it's there, and it tends to come out a bit more if you sweeten it. It's worth trying if you don't much like the grassy taste of plain matcha.
i keep trying matchas. have the bowl, love it. have the whisk, so far... not convinced
I found the Mocha got lost in the one. When I first opened the sample I could smell the mocha but I found it got lost once I brewed it. I found this was similar to their chocolate matcha.