Leaf Type: Green (Matcha)
Where to Buy: My Matcha Life
Barista’s Matcha tea is a great tasting matcha without the premium price. Perfect for those who enjoy the unique matcha tea flavor and experience but don’t always want to buy a premium ceremonial matcha, especially when mixing with other ingredients. Drink Barista’s Matcha tea on its own as a traditional matcha tea with hot water or, ideally, just add Barista’s Matcha tea to your lattes, smoothies and blender drinks. And enjoy!
Learn more about this tea here.
It’s been a day or two since I had a bowl of Matcha so the arrival of this Barista’s Matcha Tea from My Matcha Life was timely! Oh, sure, I have some Matcha on hand (always!) but I’m happy to try something new to me.
For my first sampling of this Matcha, I prepared it hot in my chawan. I scooped out a couple of chashaku scoops of Matcha into my sifter and sifted the Matcha into my chawan. Then I added water heated to 160°F and whisked until the powder was completely incorporated in the liquid.
How much water? I’ve been making Matcha for so long that I just eyeball it, but the amount of hot water should be 2 – 3 ounces to every 1/2 teaspoon of Matcha powder. You can adjust this to your own liking, of course!
And this Matcha is delicious! The dry powder was a bright green. Not quite as bright and vivid as a top-quality ceremonial Matcha would be, but it’s not that drab green either. It’s a nice color.
The tea froths up nicely. Most of the froth disappears pretty quickly, but I still had some frothy bubbles on the surface up until my last sip. Not a lot … but some.
I did notice that the tea didn’t stay sustained in the liquid for very long. Because this is a ‘barista’ Matcha, this is a Matcha that is intended for (and better suited for) smoothies and blended drinks like that. But it is tasty enough to serve as a good everyday Matcha!
It has a smooth, buttery flavor. Even though the Matcha didn’t stay incorporated, after I re-whisked the tea, I didn’t pick up on a gritty or chalky texture and that earns extra points in my book!
It’s a really beautifully sweet Matcha – no bitter tones which I do often experience with some “not ceremonial” quality Matcha so that also earns extra points with me.
For my second tasting of this Matcha, I decided to try it with my new and latest obsession – Maple Water! YUM! Seriously yum. If you haven’t tried maple water + Matcha – you must!
I’ve spent some time perusing the My Matcha Life website and they have just about everything that a Matcha beginner needs to get started in their journey with Matcha! They don’t have a chashaku (this is a bamboo scoop used to scoop out Matcha) but you can use a 1/2 a teaspoon measuring spoon! And this Barista Matcha is a really good Matcha – it is one I’d recommend to those beginners as a starting Matcha!