I purchased this Maccha Uji No Sato from Maiko Japan Online Store. You can see that I made a regular drink. (My whisk and other stuff have not arrived.) Uji No Sato is a thin or Usucha type of matcha tea. Its name Uji refers to the region it came from Uji, Kyoto Western Honshu Japan. This is a superior type of maccha tea. In Japan, they call it Maccha & not Matcha. I will explain the difference between the two terms after my product reviews. Most people use Uji type of Matcha Tea for ceremony practice.
I was very impressed by the taste of this Maccha Uji No Sato. It has a light/sweet smell and tastes delicious! The flavor is not too strong nor too mellow, which makes it perfect for drinking everyday. Overall, I am happy with the quality of this product and will definitely purchase from Maiko Japan Online Store again.
A good tea for you to drink and enjoy. It is refreshing, aromatic and light. Overall, I like this tea. I gave it a rating on 8/10. The quality of the Uji No Sato is good. I like Uji for drinking. I can tell the tea leaves used to make this tea are slightly old. Stone grind and machine grind matcha tea even has its own differences when it comes to their taste, texture and color. That is what I learned throughout my journey.
You may find other matcha tea quite expensive. Uji No Sato is a good way to start your matcha tea experience. If you are at the experimental stage, I suggest you buy this type of matcha tea.
I got this matcha from Japan. It is called Kappa Matcha Tea. My sister gave it to me last Christmas. It is different matcha. It has a roasted smell when you open it. I was expecting the same smell just like the others. It was not. I was surprised.
I took some photos of the product. Also my drink. This is the second time my sister brought me another kind of matcha. I was excited to check if this is the same match she purchased last Christmas.
I made my usual drink. This time I have my whisk with me. I place two teaspoons of powder on my bowl. Pour in a little bit of hot water then whisk it. While whisking it, nutty smell of the steam evaporates. I check the color it’s dark green. Pretty good for a matcha tea.
I add a little bit of sugar and whisk it again. A nice frothy layer appears on top. Ah, this is the best part of making matcha tea! The sweetness balance out the bitterness of the tea. I take my first sip and enjoy its strong yet smooth taste. So relaxing! Matcha tea never disappoints me. This is why matcha tea is my favorite.
I love to experiment with different recipes for making matcha tea. I’ve tried adding honey, almond milk, or cinnamon to create unique flavors. It’s so much fun to find the perfect combination that I enjoy! There are endless possibilities and it’s fun trying out new things each time.
I tasted my tea. All good. It is very rich, nutty and has a roasted smell. I would say not all matchas are created equal. My sister’s husband told me before that every tea house in has have their own flavors. That’s a fact. I thought they were all the same.
The matcha manufactured from Japan has different standards, flavor, and quality to it. I would say the best ones are created by the monks. The first matcha she brought for me was created by the monks.
Overall, I would rate this 8/10 for flavor and texture. For the color and smell, its 9/10. The packaging is cute and in Japanese. So it’s hard for me to understand it. At the back, they provided a large site information which is great for you to buy their matcha tea online. You can check the site online and see what else they offer.
It is difficult to tell which Matcha Green Tea has a ceremonial grade to its quality if you are a beginner.
In the market, there are products sold on the internet for the same type of Matcha tea powder. The quality is worst compared to products that are known for their quality. The issues of the quality do get everyone’s attention. Including the specific grades of the powder to use.
How can you tell you purchased a quality Matcha tea? The grade of Matcha has many factors:
1.) Location of the Tea.
2.) They must have strict requirements when made. This means they use young leaves to make the highest quality tea powder. The treatment of the tea leaves. In processing, the leaves are not exposed to sunlight. This type of process makes the powder color appear vibrant green.
3.) The treatment of the tea leaves. In processing, sunlight is an important factor for the leaves. This type of process makes the powder color appear vibrant green.
4.) The texture, quality, and density.
5.) Comprises of stems or leaves. Teas made from stems have different flavor and aroma. They are not bitter. Drink the tea stems. Stems are by-products of making Matcha. Young leaf selected for Matcha production.
6.) The fineness of the powder. Matcha tea powder from Japan has a darker color than the China made tea powder according to my research.
7.) Tea leaves made from granite stone mills have the best quality. Compare Matcha Tea made from machines. Granite stone mill is the best for attaining the freshness, texture, color, and density of the tea leaves.
8.) The oxidation of the leaves. Tea leaves exposed too much oxygen becomes dull and appears brownish-green. You will know if it has the right amount if it smells like hay.
The internet has a vast selection of Matcha Tea and their specific type of grade (which I will cover in my next article). The only way to know what type you are going to buy is to read the labels. Do not be entice buying lower price products. High-quality Matcha Tea is generally expensive above $20 or more.
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