Should I choose Matcha, or loose leaf?
If you’re looking for the health benefits, then give Matcha a try. You get about three times more of those healthy nutrients compared to a loose-leaf green tea. (Yup, it’s because you’re drinking the powder directly!)
You’ll need some tools, and you’ll need some additional steps to prepare. But as long as you can get a bamboo whisk, it’s not all that difficult.
Anyone can learn to make it, I promise! Here’s some tips to guide you through.
Did you have a bad experience with Matcha before? Well, me too!
I’d really stay away from low-quality Matcha, which is not easy because they’re all over the place. But don’t give up on Matcha if you found it repulsive before. Try some in our shop - and here are some of my recommendations which may help!
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Looking for high-quality? The Unkaku is surely one to consider. The can will burst open with a rich aroma of creaminess, nuttiness, and floral notes. The high-quality grade of this tea also means it is low in astringency. Therefore, it can be too light if you want to use it for lattes or cooking. This one’s for drinking pure Matcha.
"Hatsu-no-mori" - by Marukyu Koyamaen
I recommend this tea as a very good place to start. Delightful floral notes will be popping onto your nostrils and tongue. They’re floral notes, but not necessarily light. The taste is obvious and present. This unique quality suits very well for drinking pure Matcha, but also for stirring with different types of milk to make Latte. Lots of fans for this one, including me!
"Isuzu" - by Marukyu Koyamaen
This Isuzu 100g gives you good quality Matcha at a budget price. It’s the morning coffee replacement with its defined flavor and taste that’s sure to kick open those sleepy eyelids! Drinking pure Matcha works with Isuzu. This one is definitely a friend of the latte too! Oh – and you’ll be blown away by the results if you try this powder for cooking!
"Isuzu and Unkaku Bundle" - by Marukyu Koyamaen
This is the most popular Matcha bundle in Tealife right now! It gives you two types of great quality Matcha from very different sides of the taste spectrum. The Isuzu gives you a solid vegetal Matcha hit while the Isuzu gives you a creamy and floral taste.