Monday, January 21, 2013

Matcha Factory Ceremonial Matcha

Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: bright green, very fine powder
Ingredients: green tea
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: traditional, using a bamboo whisk
Liquor: deep green

I was really excited to try this sample from Matcha Factory because I don't often get to indulge in a bowl of matcha. The aroma when I opened the bag was incredibly fresh. I always sift my matcha and this one went through the sieve much more quickly than other matcha that I have tried. Preparing it in the traditional way, it foamed up nicely and had a wonderfully rich, dark green color. The taste was creamy, sweet and vegetal. It was everything that a good bowl of matcha should be. I've never tried this company before but I was impressed. Their website has some excellent sounding recipes that I will definitely have to give a try. For those of you not familiar with this type of tea, check out my first installment of Meet the Tea: Matcha. Matcha is often touted for its health benefits but I drink it simply because I love the way it tastes. It also provides an excellent pick me up since it's relatively high in caffeine for green tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.