Tanabata Matcha

Tea type
Matcha Tea
Ingredients
Matcha Green Tea
Flavors
Dandelion, Fruity, Lime, Sweet
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C

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  • “I have been missing having a bowl of matcha each day. Somehow I just haven’t made time for it. I am trying to stay off Prilosec, and that is going okay I suppose. I still have a lot of heartburn...” Read full tasting note
  • “The dry matcha in the warm chawan smells sweet and citrusy like limes and other tropical fruit. Oh my goodness this matcha is laden with sweetness. The taste also comes with a slightly fruity...” Read full tasting note
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The aroma of this Matcha is rich and sweet, like sweet cream and fresh hay, with notes of honeysuckle and toasted sesame. This vibrantly green tea smells quite like a flowery dessert! Once you whisk this Matcha into a delicate froth, the aroma still retains its sweetness, with notes of honeysuckle, fresh hay, and toasted sesame, but there is an added green aroma. It is very reminiscent of fresh vegetation after a summer rain storm.

The taste is incredibly sweet, you might think you are drinking Matcha with honey after the first sip, but no, it is pure green tea. The taste starts out honey sweet with accompanying notes of honeysuckle nectar and sesame seeds. There is a refreshing finish of fresh green vegetation that becomes stronger as it cools.

Company formerly known as Red Leaf Tea.

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I have been missing having a bowl of matcha each day. Somehow I just haven’t made time for it. I am trying to stay off Prilosec, and that is going okay I suppose. I still have a lot of heartburn from the rebound effect but I am combating with as many milder measures as I can.

Red Leaf Tea posted a really neat video on Facebook today about how they make matcha and bamboo whisks and it reminded me how much I miss my afternoon bowl.

(I am also trying to get off blood pressure medicine and it has actually been almost too low lately. I am guessing the reflux meds left me magnesium deficient and caused high BP and now it is getting better. My doctor always my tea was raising my heart rate and blood pressure. Today proved him right.)

I made a double sized bowl of matcha today because I haven’t had it in so long and also wanted to see how it changed my blood pressure. It was really relaxing. I took a break, turned on some spa music, meditated, and sipped my tea. It was as good as I remembered. This is one of the smoothest I have tried and not at all bitter.

My BP did go up – I checked it before and after, so I will counter that by trying to exercise more around tea time. Exercise always brings it down and both tea and exercise are good for me, so win-win.

Jillian

I saw that video too, it was so cool!

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The dry matcha in the warm chawan smells sweet and citrusy like limes and other tropical fruit.

Oh my goodness this matcha is laden with sweetness. The taste also comes with a slightly fruity aftertaste that reminds me of limeade or key lime pie, the flavor of fresh lime that has been in some way sweetened. There is absolutely no astringency in this matcha at all. The flavor is so sweet and mellow, not overly grassy. It has a hint of dandelion flavor in the finish.

Wow, I am pretty new to matcha. This is probably the fifth one I’ve tried in the traditional method with a whisk and bowl. For the first few I was worried matcha just might not be for me. The taste tends to be so overpowering and bitter most times, but this matcha is just so incredibly refreshing and sweet! I love it! This has set the gold standard for matcha for me. I’m eager to see if anything else in my matcha sampling journey lives up to this one. I’ve got just shy of 20 samples, most are from Red Leaf Tea, so I’ll keep adding reviews as I try them.

The price tag on this tea is not to be taken lightly, but neither is the quality of the flavor. Time for me to start saving I guess.

Flavors: Dandelion, Fruity, Lime, Sweet

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C
Lee

Do you know which grade this one is? I wonder if this one is ceremonial grade and has had its stems removed and is made with young leaves so you are liking it better. I haven’t had lots of different matches so look forward to your notes.

Lee

Matchas not matches lol

Lion

To my knowledge it is not ceremonial grade. But it is pretty expensive!

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/tanabata-matcha.html#.VEfdEfnF97g

Lee

Cool! Enjoy!!

Lion

I wish I had a lot more of this. I just have a small sample, enough to make one more chawan probably. Must savor it!

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