Do Matcha-Ceremonial Grade

Today has been an incredibly fall like day and I’m loving it. Working from home, while listening to some classic horror movies, and listening to the rain-doesn’t get much better than this, especially since at the beginning of the week I was dealing with strep, ear infections, and a sinus infection all at once.

So today I decided I was going to treat myself to a delicious matcha latte after lunch. I was so excited! Especially since I’ve been dying to try Do Matcha for such a long time.

Per the instructions on the container, I scooped out 1/2 tsp into my bowl and added in 3 oz of 175F water.  Using my bamboo whisk, I went to town briskly whisking in the recommended W motion until there was froth.  I then added in more water- about 3 more ounces, and gave the beverage a few more whisks, because, whisking is fun.

Took a sip and I was in heaven. I love matcha and do drink a lot of it, but unless I’m drinking one of my favorite matchas from Wendigo Tea Co, you just never know what you are in for.  With Do Matcha’s Ceremonial Grade, you are in for quality.  This matcha is delicious. It hits every note perfectly and doesn’t have that awkward weird too vegetal flavor that sometimes you can get from other matchas I have had in the past.

Smooth is just the word I keep hearing in my head. Not too sweet, not too vegetal, just the right amount creating this delicious delight that I can see becoming super addicting.

I frothed up a bit of french vanilla creamer and added to the top of this delicious afternoon treat and was set for my afternoon.  I love how the sweet vanilla towns mingled with the bright matcha flavor.  Really delicious and I am already thinking about making this a thing with the weather getting cooler.

Sometimes your spirits just want something different and today they wanted matcha and I’m all to happy to oblige.  This matcha is delicious! And now I have my sights set on a few other varities DoMatcha has to offer. . . .


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Matcha
Where to Buy: Do Matcha
Description

With DōMatcha® Ceremonial grade only the finest leaves are selected to guarantee the highest nutritional value, as well as sweet and pleasant flavor. Can be used to make thick or thin Matcha.

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Tropical Mango Green Tea Latte from Sencha Naturals. . . . .

I love lattes. I am not a vegan, though, so I usually make them with milk and sugar.

When I saw this, my first thought was, “Can they pull this off? Let’s see.” And honestly, I didn’t think they could do it. I didn’t think 07I was going to like it. I considered making it with milk instead of water, but decided to give it a chance as a vegan option. After all, I just got home from a lecture on The Plant Based Diet.

The first sip bowled me over. Thick. Creamy. And super, super sweet. Almost TOO sweet for me, so if you love sugar this will be just right. If you don’t like lots of sugar, I really think you can just add extra water and get away with it. I did use ten ounces of 190F water, and they call for 8-10 ounces. I could drink the whole thing straight down and smack my lips right now. I am using restraint and sharing.

The mango flavor is just right. The coconut sugar is delightful. This is worth a try for latte lovers, and vegans – rejoice!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Sencha Naturals
Description

Japanese matcha takes a trip to the South Pacific in this tropical twist. Sweet, juicy mango and creamy coconut, along with green tea, make a summer sensation best served cold

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Matcha Done Right. . . . #KissMeOrganics

Kiss Me Organics! LOVE the name of the company! And I have to say they have one of the most comprehensive websites I have seen in a while. Everything is very nicely done – from the multi-media to the colors and theme to the info and beyond!

They have some really sleek and trendy tools and tea gadgets on their site, too, but today I want to share with you my experiences with their Organic Matcha Culinary Grade Green Tea Powder from Japan.

The company markets it as an all day energy and metabolism boost, something that increases your focus, improves skin health, and offers up to 137 times the EGCG of brewed green tea. I personally am not focused on the claims – I’m more interested in the texture and taste but it each it’s own!

Moving on to the texture and taste I have to say both are incredibly impressive! While whisking – it only bubbled up for a milli-second or so before the bubble/froth diminished. More importantly for what I was looking for while preparing my matcha recently was to make sure that it was completely smooth without any lumps or clumps or grit. I had all the success in the world! It was very easy to whisk and turn the powder into silky liquid matcha with little effort!

The color was a vibrant, solid, green with slight grey shadow to it. The taste was AMAZING! It was ‘green’ tasting but creamy and smooth, too! It was delicious! It was strong without being bitter. It was everything I was looking for in a straight-up matcha!

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Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Tea/Matcha
Where to Buy:  Kiss Me Organics
Description

Our Japanese-grown, 100% certified organic, Culinary Grade Matcha powder contains 137x the antioxidants of brewed green tea. Matcha is a potent antioxidant and consuming it can increase thermogenesis (the rate at which our body burns calories) by 30 to 50%. Our green tea powder contains a potent amino acid, L-Theanine, that helps reduce stress while providing a steady energy boost (for up to 6 hours), without the caffeine crash. Kiss Me Organics Culinary grade matcha is made from 100% certified organic ingredients and comes in a BPA-FREE Packaging with resealable zipper pouch. Ideal for blending, baking and cooking. 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.


Contains caffeine: All matcha contains a combination of caffeine and L-Theanine, which provides a calm, long-lasting energy boost.

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Caramel Popcorn Matcha from Matcha Outlet (formerly Red Leaf Tea). . . .

Matcha is supposed to be the epitome of healthy teas. People see the green hue of a matcha latte and assume it is good for you. There are claims that the finely ground green tea can boost metabolism, burn calories, calm the mind, relax the body, enhance the mood, prevent diseases and so on and so forth. Unfortunately, matcha can also taste a touch like grass at times and as someone who discovered matcha when I was just discovering tea, I was not quite ready to willingly drink something that seemed like it was produced by my lawn mower.

What did intrigue me was flavored matchas. Maybe it doesn’t possess all the same benefits as regular matcha due to the sugars and additives to capture the flavors but I don’t drink tea because of health claims so this didn’t bother me in the slightest. I was most concerned about flavor and this meant a whole new world of teas to try thanks to Matcha Outlet (which went by Red Leaf Tea when I discovered them). With options ranging from strawberries & cream to cheese pizza and everything in between, the selection is endless. Plus, you can customize the grade of tea you want and the level of flavoring used in your matcha.

Of the flavored matchas I have tried so far, Caramel Popcorn Matcha has to be one of utmost favorites. I use 1/2 a teaspoon in a cup of milk and mix them together in the frother. That small amount packs quite a punch, both in terms of caffeine and flavor. It actually tastes like liquid caramel popcorn, right down to the butteryness of the snack. Sweet caramel starts and ends the sip but it floats atop a distinctively popcorn flavor – buttery, slightly roasty, and just a hint of salt.

Each time I have it, I am always amazed at how accurate this is and how much it works as a matcha milk when it really shouldn’t (I mean popcorn and milk just seems like a weird combination to me). As far as flavored matchas go, this is one I recommend time and time again but if Caramel Popcorn isn’t your thing, I am sure Matcha Outlet has something for you. Some of my other favorites include French Butter Cookie, Bavarian Cream, Bananas & Cream, Strawberries & Cream, and Coconut.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Matcha
Where to Buy:  Matcha Outlet
Description

Caramel Popcorn Matcha has the natural flavors of pure Matcha and caramelized popcorn. Its flavor is enhanced with sweet caramel blend with corn kernels aroma in a very mild leafy notes. Its taste introduces a level of Matcha flavor that is perfect for any Matcha treat such as smoothies and lattes.

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Original Matcha Latte from Sen Cha Naturals. . . . .

So far…I haven’t tried a product from Sen Cha Naturals I haven’t liked…or should I say…LOVED!? I figured it was about time I reviewed the Original Matcha Latte from Sen Cha Naturals.

Original Matcha Latte from Sen Cha Naturals is what the company calls ‘a true original’ because of the classic green tea latte with their own personal twist as it ‘goes​ ​nuts for coconut!’ Original Matcha Latte from Sen Cha Naturals is perfectly creamy,​ while still being bright and vegetal at the same time. I agree with their website and product description that Original Matcha Latte from Sen Cha Naturals is a decadent treat for matcha lovers and green tea novices alike.

Just like Sen Cha’s other Matcha Latte Products…it’s a frothy, matcha latte you can enjoy – with no milk required. They’ve once again done away with the ​diglycerides and hydrogenated ​nonsense ​for a cleaner version of the decadent drink mix. ​ They say it’s a satisfying indulgence they’re sure you’ll find a whole latte better and I tend to agree!

With just a few ingredients this is REALLY impressive! Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil, Algae Flour, Organic Matcha Powder, Green Tea & Vanilla Extracts. As you can see this is a gluten free product – as well as – a vegan labeled product, too!

I’ve enjoyed a cup each of the hot and cold method. For HOT just Mix 2 scoops with 8-10 oz of hot water and stir or shake. For ICED all you have to do is Mix 2 scoops with 8-10 oz of water and stir or shake. Pour over ice. BAM! There is your naturally creamy Original Matcha Latte from Sen Cha Naturals! YUMMO!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Matcha (Green Tea)
Where to Buy:  Sen Cha Naturals
Description

A true original; the classic green tea latte goes​ ​nuts for coconut! Perfectly creamy,​ ​yet bright and vegetal- a decadent treat for matcha lovers and green tea novices alike

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!