Reviews

Think Matcha Ceremonial Matcha

Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: bright green, powdered
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: whisked
Water Temperature: 160 degrees
Preparation Method: traditional
Liquor: deep green

The name +think Matcha might ring a bell as Peter Sabbagh, their founder, contributed a guest post a few months ago. I’m a bit of a matcha addict so I couldn’t resist giving their ceremonial offering a try. The first thing that I noticed was that the color was so vibrantly green. It practically glowed! This is something that I always look for when making a purchase. Dull color = dull flavor, at least in my experience. The taste was all sweetness and vegetal umami with a thick, creamy mouthfeel. I couldn’t get enough of it. Matcha is known for having a decent amount of astringency but this one had hardly any bite at all. It sifted well and did not clump up while whisking. I was definitely sad when my bowl was finished but thankfully I have a little bit left to savor. While not necessarily inexpensive, I think that this tea is very fairly priced for the quality that you are getting.

Ceremonial Matcha sample provided by Think Matcha.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.