Matcha Kaze

February 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Green Tea, Matcha, Tea Reviews | 2 Comments

Tea Notes> Green Tea> Matcha (for more)

Den’s (review)(product link)  $12/20g = 17/oz = 204/lb

Leaf: uhm …powder?

Method: various, room temp water, 60-70-90C. various drinking teawares. No chasen, no plans to get-chasen makes foam – me no like foamyness incl beer  “head”… plus it looks like you’re preparing shaving lather (just mal-associations in my mind.) anywho. Maybe most of the time i end up making koicha(more matcha) rather than usucha(more water).

Using a strainer i sift the matcha a little, then pour water thru, then whisk & squish around with the strainer in the mug until clumps are dissolved (see vid). Tried the matcha in bottle and shook, but not being strained clumps persisted ended up in my mouth (plus, shaking bottle makes foam.)

Flavor: creamy, “soft“/smooth, “grass“/wheatgrass?(havent had some in years), not powdery, not astringent(ok some low in sides of mouth), just flavor = very nice 🙂
sweetness (in aftertaste, after 1-2 min- depending on concentration.)

Overall: my first matcha, a bit milder than i immagined. but good pleasant flavor, no/minimal astringent (compared to the supermarket Maeda-en matcha which sucked). pleasant aftertaste. Definitely like this matcha thing.



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  1. I have Matcha, but have never made it. Actually purchased to make a food recipe that I can’t quite seem to find all of the ingredients for.

    I’ll have to try this brand if mine isn’t tasty.

  2. Yeah “good” matcha can be quite tasty (if its the flavors you like)
    As i understand matcha for food is different, not sure what you go
    this den’s matcha is not bad, definitely keeps me interested – if i’d had tasted the almost bitter Maeda-en first, it would have turned me off for a couple months…

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