Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: fine powder, bright green
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic bowl
Liquor: bright green, frothy
I’ve been a big fan of Mizuba Tea Co. for years so I was super excited when I saw that they were coming out with a single-serve option. Lauren was kind enough to send me a box to check out. I had been wanting to whisk up some matcha outdoors since I recently purchased a miniature chasen. This was the perfect chance to test it out. I packed a tote bag with all of the essentials and headed to a nearby park on a beautiful day.
Single-serve packets of matcha are usually made out of plastic so I was over the moon to see that the packets are 100% compostable. The adorable box that they come in is recyclable too! Each packet contains a generous 3g of matcha. As usual, I prefer my matcha the traditional way so that is how I prepared it on this day. The box will definitely be stashed in my purse for the next time that I need a pick me up on the go.
The Voilà! Travel Mizuba Matcha packet was easy to tear open and all of the green tea powder came out of the packet cleanly. I don’t like the skinny stick-style packaging that some companies use because some tea always seems to get stuck at the bottom. The matcha was bright green and finely ground, exactly what you’d expect for this caliber of tea. Thankfully it wasn’t too windy outside. Otherwise, it might have been difficult to get the tea to stay put in my bowl.
The matcha frothed well, especially considering that I was using a much smaller chasen than I am used to. I can’t help it, I just love tiny tea-things! The taste was well balanced with a lot of natural sweetness and a creamy mouthfeel. There was a slight vegetal aspect but came through as more of a fresh grassiness. The overall experience was just enjoyable as what I’ve experienced with their Daily Matcha.
A big thank you goes to Mizuba Tea Co for providing the inspiration for my little excursion. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check out the interview that I did with their founder Lauren a few years ago. The story of how she founded her company is one of my favorites. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more passionate about matcha than she is!
Where would you like to enjoy Voilà! Travel Mizuba Matcha? Tell me all about it in the comments below!