Leaf Type: Green (Matcha)
Where to Buy: Shanti Tea
Matcha tea is kind of like a super-powered green tea—since you’re ingesting the whole leaf instead of just the brewed beverage, you get up to ten times the antioxidant effect and nutritional value of your standard green. Matcha’s rich in antioxidants, as well as chlorophyll and fiber, and has been found to have natural mood enhancing effects. All in all, matcha’s got no match when it comes to healthy teas.
Learn more about this tea here.
I was excited to try this Matcha. I love pomegranates, they are one of my favorite fruits! However, since they tend to be a bit pricy, I don’t get a chance to enjoy them as often as I’d like to.
I didn’t make this as a latte, instead, I prepared it the same way I would normally prepare Matcha – except that I did not sift the Matcha. I find that with flavored Matcha, it is better not to sift. It whisked up nice and frothy, and possessed a color that was dark green. The froth dissipated within minutes, but then, the Matcha also managed to disappear pretty quickly so I’m not complaining!
The flavor of the Matcha is sweet and vegetative, although it isn’t as grassy or vegetative as some other Matcha teas that I’ve tasted. This one has more of a fruity note with a nice buttery undertone. It has a smooth, rich flavor, and I do not notice any gritty or chalky flavor from the Matcha (a big plus!)
The sweet, creamy flavor of the Matcha is the perfect base for the flavor of pomegranate. The tart, juicy flavor of the pomegranate shines through and is especially noticeable toward the tail of the sip. It tastes fresh and juicy, just like a pomegranate aril!
This makes a GREAT pick-me-up when I start feeling sluggish toward the afternoon. I felt full of energy after drinking it. I love this stuff!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!