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Ann, Beccy and Bill recently sampled Do Matcha “ancient Japanese green tea” which comes in a tin and has an exquisite little whisk to mix the vivid green powder with boiling water.

DoMatcha tea tinBill was already familiar with Japanese Matcha tea from his time living in Taiwan and Thailand where it is often used to make iced milk shakes and even appears dusted over sweets and pumpkin seeds. Kids love grossing each other out with their icky green tongues after eating some.

DoMatcha whiskBut hot tea made with Matcha powder and a whisk was a new one on Bill, so he was curious how different it would taste from green tea made with leaves.

Our first impressions were that the tea smelled delightfully of cut grass. The liquid in the cup was strikingly green, which was a bit off-putting as it had the thickness of paint and left quite a bit of sludge at the bottom of the cup.

Fortunately, the visual did not match the taste, which was sharp with a definite zing to it and a slight metallic aftertaste. Beccy also found it grassy, but in a good way. There was a refreshing “ah!” after each mouthful, and Beccy suggested a shot of vodka might work. We all felt a bit clearer after a cup.

Beccy testing tea in her shades

In the photo you can see Beccy counteracting the visual-taste disconnect with her fab shades. She’s also thanking Buddha for our lovely cup of Japanese tea.

Do Matcha tea is made by Shohokuen Co. Ltd. Of Kyoto in Japan and is distributed in the UK by Glasgow Health Solutions.

 

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