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Matcha from Aiya, Part 1: Premium Grade Matcha


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Aiya

Product Description:

For the true tea connoisseur, Aiya’s premium Matcha provides a level of quality that is typically reserved for high-class Japanese tea ceremonies. While daily consumption is encouraged, this grade is typically reserved for special occasions.

Taster’s Review:

I have been on a fabulous Matcha journey, courtesy of Aiya!   This is the first of three delicious Matcha teas that I will be exploring on this journey.

The first thing I noticed about this Matcha was the color as I started to whisk.  It was so vivid!  Such a bright, beautiful color of green.  I don’t typically smell a Matcha when it’s dry … having done this before and getting my nostrils full of Matcha powder, it is not a mistake I am likely to make again.  But now that it’s whisked, I smell a pleasant fresh fragrance.  It smells lightly grassy, and even somewhat like freshly steamed vegetables.

This Matcha froths up nicely.  The flavor is sweet with a sharp, savory bitter tone.  It is a very pleasing contrast of flavors.  The texture is smooth and creamy, and that creaminess also translates into the flavor, creating a taste sensation that is something like creamed veggies.  The flavor is very vibrant, and there is no chalkiness in the aftertaste.

Another notable quality is how energizing it is!  After finishing my chawan of this Matcha, I felt like I could go and run a marathon with energy to spare!  Amazing!

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One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

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