Somehow I made it to November 2016 to try matcha green tea even though it’s the drink everyone’s been obsessing over for a good year or two now.
I’m not going to lie, the reason I hadn’t tried matcha for so long is because I didn’t believe that something so green could taste as nice as ordinary tea. Although matcha lattes look incredibly Instagram-able and different, they’re still green.
Pure Chimp kindly sent me a sample of their matcha green tea, which meant that I finally had to give in and try it. I put it off for a week or so but eventually I boiled the kettle and decided to get it over and done with. It sounds really over-dramatic, but I was really nervous to try this matcha tea. I’d never even tried ordinary green tea, let alone the matcha sort…
I don’t know why but before I opened the packet, I thought that the matcha was going to be in tea bags. I feel stupid now I know that it’s actually a powder. You learn something new every day. The packet suggested using half a tea spoon for cup but seeing as my Disney princess mug is huge, I used a little short of a full teaspoon. It was really easy to mix even though I don’t have one of those fancy steamers. All I did was slowly add boiling water and stir in the powder as I was doing so.
Even when I’d made the tea I was still really skeptical. It smelt like ordinary tea and it had the same consistency as normal tea. However, I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again, it was still green. Now I don’t have anything against the colour green, but it does look a little like pea soup, doesn’t it?
After being over-dramatic, I tried my matcha tea and absolutely loved it. In my opinion, it just tastes like really strong black tea, which is a real winner in my books. It’s supposedly a lot healthier than normal tea so I’m really glad that I’ve discovered matcha. Matcha lattes are next on my list now, if I love the tea I can only adore the latte.
On a more serious note, matcha is also vegan which I know is important to a lot of people. Congratulations for sustaining the vegan way of life… go and reward yourself with a hot cup of matcha.
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