Review: Mighty Leaf Matcha

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Thumbs up!"Smooth and creamy froth with an intense vegetal flavor and no astringency."
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mightyleaf-matcha.jpgBrewing Method - usacha (thin) using traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony goods
• Chawan: a medium sized bowl used to froth and drink matcha. Small enough to comfortably drink out of, but large enough to easily whip up a foamy tea.
• A medium size bowl works fine if you don't have a chawan.
• Chasen: a whisk created from a single section of bamboo used to froth matcha.
• If you don't have a chasen, use a fork, it works much better than a kitchen whisk.
• Chashaku: a bamboo “spoon” used to measure matcha
• If you don't have a chashaku, just use a small spoon.

Aroma: 9/10 - thick vegetal aroma, similar to a quality sencha, much like asparagus.

Sweetness: 3.5/10 - hardly sweet at all, unimpressive.

Astringency: 10/10 - no astringency!

Flavor: 8/10 - addicting flavor, tastes just the same as it smells, but with a smooth and creamy feel.

Overall Impressions:
An extremely addicting flavor, but I would recommend any matcha from o-cha.com much more. This matcha isn't the sweetest, but it's superb vegetal flavor makes up for what it lacks in the sweetness department. The aroma is so strong, that I almost coughed when I smelled the dry powder. If you enjoyed matcha prepared with normal kitchen utensils, I would highly recommend purchasing a chasen to froth your tea. With a chasen, the matcha transforms from a dark green liquid into a creamy, radioactive green froth.

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4 Responses to “Review: Mighty Leaf Matcha”

  1. Alex Says:

    Is it really that color? It looks more olive or brown than green.

  2. Stephen Says:

    Hi Alex –

    I actually remember it being much more of a brighter green than what you see in the image… this just happens to be the shot that Mighty Leaf uses to promote this blend. I agree, the color does seem really off in that pic. 🙂

  3. Katie Says:

    Trent~

    Thanks for this review, and especially thanks for giving cheap people like me ideas on how to make matcha without the chasen/chawan/etc. I want to find out if I really like matcha before investing in materials specifically for making it 🙂

  4. Edmund Says:

    I received the Mighty Leaf Organic Matcha as a gift and was surprised by the strong taste of fish? To me this was not a “hint of sea” as the label reads and overpowered the other flavors. If you enjoy the taste of salmon in your hot drinks then this is the tea for you.

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