Product Review: Genmai MatchaBooster from Maeda-en

matchabooster-genmai-roasted-rice-Product Information:

MatchaBooster is a ready-to-use matcha-based powder. It mixes easily in your favorite drink and can used as a cooking ingredient.

Boost up your lifestyle with Maeda-en MatchaBooster♪

Where to Buy:  Maeda-en

Description:

Genmai is roasted rice often used in tea. Its savory, toasted flavor goes nicely with matcha.

Learn more about this MatchaBooster here.

Taster’s Review:

I like!  I’ve tried at least one or two other powdered Genmaicha teas in the past and have enjoyed them.  I really like how well this MatchaBooster mixes in to the cold water in my water bottle!  It makes a really good drink to go!

For the purposes of this review, I grabbed my water bottle (which holds a little more than 16 ounces of water) and filled it about half way with water.  Then I added a level teaspoon of the Genmai MatchaBooster powder to the bottle and secured the lid and shook it until the powder was well-incorporated.  Then I topped it off the rest of the way with water and shook again.  Now it’s time to enjoy!

No lumps.  No unincorporated particles of tea.  It mixes thoroughly – quickly!  And it stays incorporated.  You don’t need to shake it every time you take a drink.  I did shake it a couple of times while I drank, but this wasn’t to incorporate the tea (I didn’t notice any settlement during the time that it took me to finish the bottle), it was to sort of aerate the tea and try to froth it.

Because that’s probably the only thing that I felt was missing.  When I drink Matcha, I do like that froth.  This doesn’t have a lot of it.

That said, this does have a really good flavor and the lack of froth isn’t keeping me from enjoying it.  Yeah, I miss the froth, but I like the energizing feeling I experience when I drink this, and I love the sweet, toasty flavor of the Genmai together with the light, grassy and buttery notes of the Matcha.  It’s a tasty drink!

It’s really good with just plain water, but if you’re looking to elevate it – try it with coconut water!  Wow!  I love the combination of this Genmai MatchaBooster with coconut water.  The coconut water adds another level of creamy sweetness!  It’s a very refreshing and rejuvenating beverage!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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!

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