Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fantastic Organic Matcha!

I really enjoy good tea, and a good green tea is difficult to beat.  I've never tried matcha tea, so I felt excited about this opportunity to review KissMe Organics Ceremonial Grade Matcha.

KissMe Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha Tea comes in a lovely tin!

I was highly impressed with the information guide that accompanied my Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea from KissMe Organics.  According to this pamphlet, matcha tea originates from the same plant used to make green tea.  Instead of fermenting and drying the leaves, they are ground in a very fine powder.  The leaves used are shade-grown, and therefore are much darker and contain higher concentrations of amino acids. Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea uses only the smallest and finest leaves at the tip of plant, which produce a much more silky smooth texture than the leaves used in Culinary Grade Matcha.  Because of its extremely smooth texture and slightly sweet undertones, Ceremonial Grade Matcha is recommended for drinking.  Meanwhile, Culinary Matcha is recommended for, well, cooking purposes.

After a few cups of KissMe's Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha, I become very interested in learning about the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and investing in some of the accouterment required for proper preparation of Matcha.

In lieu of the beautiful wooden whisk, which is recommended, I used a simple plastic fork to whisk my tea; I hoped to prevent any metallic aftertaste from using a metal fork or whisk.  As you can see the Matcha powder itself is a startlingly beautiful shade of green.

So pretty!

I then mixed it with hot water, which was nearly boiling.  First, making a paste, as recommended, and then adding the remaining water.  To make this lovely looking cup of Green Matcha Tea!

Lovely Shade of Green!  

Its flavor is truly exquisite.  It definitely has the earthy flavor that is inextricable from green tea.  The mix of slightly bitter green leaves and the hint of sweetness from the leaves' youthful sugars creates an interesting balance.  Although the powder doesn't dissolve completely, the drink is silky soft to the palette.

This product would make an excellent gift for any green tea lover in your life!  But, I wouldn't suggest this as a way of getting someone to enjoy green tea; for instance, it wasn't hubby's favorite, but then again, hubby doesn't enjoy the bitter notes of some green teas as much as I do!

Me enjoying a cup of KissMe Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha Tea

You can purchase this Ceremonial Grade Organic Matcha Tea by KissMe Organics (affiliate link) from for $28.  It comes packaged in a lovely tin, which is great for gifting or storing the tea.

Verdict: YAY!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tomoson and made possible by KissMe Organics.  Products and payment were provided in exchange for my time in assessing their quality and writing an honest review about them. All product information is gleaned from the manufacturer's product description.  I would never recommend something to my readers that I wouldn't recommend to my own mother.  All opinions are my own based on my experiences with the product.  All photos are my own.