Product Review: Yuzu MatchaBooster from Maeda-en

matchabooster-yuzuProduct 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:

Yuzu is a tart yellow citrus fruit that goes surprisingly well with matcha. Try the combination yourself and see!

Learn more about this MatchaBooster here.

Taster’s Review:

Mmm!  This is good.  Just as I enjoyed the other MatchaBooster varieties from Maeda-En, I find myself enjoying this Yuzu flavored MatchaBooster.

For the purposes of this review, I first prepared it using 8 ounces of cold water and adding 1 level tablespoon of MatchaBooster powder.  I poured the water into a glass and then added the MatchaBooster and gave it a vigorous stir.  (I seem to have lost my favorite water bottle and haven’t had a chance to replace it!)  There was no froth to speak of with this particular preparation.

While I do find this to be a tasty drink, it is quite sweet.  If I were to change one thing about that, that’s what I’d change, I’d either want it to go lighter on the sugar or to cut the sugar all together and just have the Matcha, Maltodextrin and Yuzu Citrus Powder.

That said and trying to allow myself to see past the sweetness of this, I find this to be very tasty.  The citrus flavor is strong, and it tastes a lot like orange to me.  Maybe a slightly tarter orange, perhaps orange with a hint of lemon.  The sugar does cut through some of the tarter notes, though, I’m sure!

Because it is very sweet, it’s difficult to taste much of the Matcha, and this tastes a lot to me like they’re trying to ‘mask’ the flavor of the Matcha for the people who don’t like Matcha but want the health benefits of it.

Personally, I like the flavor of Matcha and I find myself missing it.  So for my next preparation (read:  experiment), I used 16 ounces of water and used 1 tablespoon of this Yuzu MatchaBooster and 1/2 teaspoon of the Unflavored MatchaBooster.

Now, this is more my speed.  With the sugar cut in half, I can taste the Matcha.  The Yuzu is obviously a softer flavor too, but it still comes through nicely.  I really prefer this product prepared this way.

Another great way to prepare it would be with 16 ounces of coconut water, 1 tablespoon of Yuzu MatchaBooster and 1/2 teaspoon of Unflavored MatchaBooster.  The coconut and Yuzu taste so good together!

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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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