Japanese Green Tea Powder Stick from Chado Tea House

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Chado Tea House

Tea Description:

Very convenient, individually packed Japanese green tea powder stick 0.24oz(2g) x 20 sticks. One stick for one cup of tea. very convenient and keep in your handbag and enjoy green tea anywhere! Works well for Hot and Cold water! Always fresh individually packed green tea powder! Product from Kagoshima

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Taster’s Review:

I’ve been a fan of Matcha for a long time, but, for whatever reason, I often find myself leery of these “sticks” or pixies filled with powdered tea.  I don’t know why, exactly, because I’ve enjoyed other versions of powdered tea – not just Matcha – but also powdered genmaicha and powdered Sencha.

But this is really awesome!

I opened up the stick and carefully poured it into my chawan, fully intending to prepare it as a Matcha using hot water and my whisk.  However, somewhere before I finished heating the water, I decided I wanted to see how it would fair if I added cold water to it, so I poured roughly about six ounces of cold water into the chawan, whisked it to stir (it blended almost instantaneously), and started sipping.

The taste is strongly vegetative, sweet and very refreshing.  Much more invigorating and much better tasting to me than a typical ready-to-drink bottled tea, which is kind of the customer these types of pixies seem to target … the on-the-move kind of tea drinker, offering them a pure, un-sweetened alternative to those heavily sugared tea drinks that you can pick up at a convenience store.

These are every bit as convenient:  just open a bottle of water and pour in the powder, and then shake to incorporate … and I prefer the taste of this over those, because those “teas” seldom actually taste like tea!  Oh, sure, I’ve found some exceptions, but, for the most part, they taste more like a soda than a tea, and this – this tastes like tea!  This is the good stuff!


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