Just last year I was introduced to green tea powder, Japanese matcha. I’ve tried several different brands. They differ in texture and taste slightly, but the biggest difference I noticed with this one was packaging.
Other brands send their product only in a resealable bag. This ceremonial grade matcha powder from Midori Spring came in an air tight tin. I had to open it like a can of soup or tin of sardines with an integrated key and peel back lid! This told me that the contents had been kept fresh over the long journey to my door. The screw on lid is a much better air block than a simple plastic zip closure.
For dosing out the teaspoonsful of powder having the wide low container was a plus. I didn’t have to worry about getting powder all over my hands and clothes from sticking my hand inside a staticky bag.
This matcha powder was fresh, creamy and not gritty like others. It made a smooth rich tea and latte. The green taste was pleasant in home made ice cream, French toast and cake. I’d like to try making matcha sugar cookies and matcha flavored buttercream. It was a nice addition to my morning smoothie.
From the manufacturer:
Product Description: Midori Spring’s Ceremonial Gold Matcha – is a ceremonial grade (premium) green tea used for brewing the finest most flavorful drinking tea you’ll ever taste. This is NOT a cooking grade powder (although it can be used for cooking if you prefer), the quality is so high that it is primarily reserved for tea ceremonies for it’s full flavor, and health benefits.
Rich, smooth and creamy with a hint of sweetness when brewed traditionally. This premium product is Ceremonial Grade and is Organic (USDA, JAS) and Kosher (OU) Certified. We only select the best raw material from our tea gardens mostly from Aichi and Kagoshima in Japan and maintain the highest standards in production. Our Matcha has a fresh, sweet, green-vegetable-like aroma. The colour is a vibrant emerald green. Only high quality Ceremonial Grade Matcha encompass these features. You can enjoy Midori Spring’s Ceremonial Gold Matcha the traditional way by brewing or you can create your own Matcha inspired recipe. Whichever style you choose to have your Matcha, you can experience the many health benefits it has to offer since Matcha is a Superfood.
There are many immediate and long term health benefits when consuming Matcha, which include: increase in energy without the jitters, reduce stress and improve mental alertness, improve metabolism and help with weight loss, boost immune system and reduce inflammation and help the body cleanse of harmful elements. Give back to your health and embrace the power of Matcha.