This came as a sample in my Christmas gift of Teavivre tea from my daughter, Superanna. I am finally able to try another tea that our late dear friend KS absolutely loved!
This is the lower grade of green tea powder from Teavivre and they recommend it for culinary use or for sweetened drinks. Honestly, I made it first like a traditional bowl of whisked matcha. The color was not a vibrant green when I opened the pouch but it had a really nice creamy aroma and I decided to go for it!
The tea powder settled faster than my ceremonial grade from Harney does, but I stirred it up once more and it was very drinkable and I enjoyed it with lunch. (miso soup) I have had far more bitter, less vibrant matcha!
Then today I organized my tea and set aside some that I want to finish ASAP and figured this open sample would be a fast and easy sipdown, so I made lattes for me and the Ashman. That creamy aroma had me wanting a matcha latte and I almost added vanilla to enhance the creaminess but ultimately decided it didn’t really need anything extra.
My Aerolatte was acting up so I put milk, sugar, and green tea powder in the Vitamix with maybe three ice cubes and whooshed. It was super good and made a great afternoon snack. Thanks to the Vitamix it was incredibly frothy.
Note: this and their higher grade that is referred to as matcha are both grown in China.