Review: Boulder Tea Green Tea Latte (Sweetened Matcha)

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Its OK"The matcha itself isn't bad, and the tea isn't altogether undrinkable; however if you use too much powder, the tea is super sweet so is probably best consumed in small doses."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6/10
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bouldergreentealatteOkay, I admit it. The way I drink matcha would probably make most people laugh, or at least sneer in derision. Not owning any of the authentic tools that are needed to properly brew a cup of Japanese matcha, I just kind of wing it using the equipment I have: my trusty mug, a teaspoon, and a small metal whisk. It is with those pieces of equipment that I prepared a cup of Boulder Tea's Sweet Matcha. Despite my lack of the proper equipment, I think I was still able to produce a decent cup, as evidenced by the nice froth produced from my standard kitchen whisk. Appearance-wise, nothing really stood out about this bright green powdered tea, as all matcha tends to look the same. The scent was also fairly typical of matcha, being mostly vegetal. Taste-wise, however, this matcha is unlike any other I have had before, primarily because it has been sweetened with sugar. Actually, I am not sure if 'sweetened' is the accurate word; perhaps 'inundated' would be more appropriate. This tea, although tasty as first, was just a bit too sweet for even me, a self-proclaimed sweet tooth. The matcha flavor was definitely there, and quite tasty I might add, but there was just so much sugar in this mix, that the sugar stole the show. I actually don't mind a sweet matcha (and I often accompany my matcha with chocolate to bring out matcha's sweeter side), but there was just too much sugar in this pre-blended mix. I think that if about 50% less sugar was used, then a perfect balance of vegetal green tea and sweet flavors could have been achieved. I found it hard to drink the whole cup, for fear of having a serious stomach-ache from overdosing on sugar (and this was from using a very modest amount of the powder to prepare my cup of tea!). As a result, some of my tea cooled to room temperature; I tried it after it cooled and found the sweetness to be less intense (although this may be perhaps because all of the sugar settled at the bottom). Anyway, the bottom line here is that if you like sweet beverages, as in Southern-style sweet tea, then you will like this tea. Of course, you could always experiment with the powder-to-water ratio to dilute the tea and hopefully achieve a level of sweetness that suits you. The matcha itself isn't bad, and the tea isn't altogether undrinkable; however if you use too much powder, the tea is super sweet so is probably best consumed in small doses.

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