Review: Boulder Tea Green Tea Latte Mix (Sweetened Matcha)

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Thumbs up!"This product makes making green tea (matcha) smoothies, shakes and lattes a much easier process. "
Laura’s Teaview: 7/10
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bouldergreentealatte"All natural powdered green tea with sugar. Make Ice Blended Matcha & Green Tea Latte easily. Comes in resealable foil bag w/recipes." ---Boulder Tea website.

I have seen a number of diet recipes that suggest adding some matcha for a green tea smoothie or latte, and I tend to make a protein shake every morning. So this really peaked my curiosity and made me want to try it (eventually in the protein shake). Since I am trying to diet, I emailed Boulder Tea to inquire if they had any nutritional info on this product and was sent an email back stating the following: Per one tablespoon calories are 19; calories from fat 0; total fat 0; total carbs 4.5 grams; protein 0. Really not that bad.

My sample package was filled with some finely milled sweet matcha powder. Likely due to my newness with this type of product, I emailed Boulder tea and inquired how to prepare an 8 oz cup. I was instructed to use about a tablespoon for an 8-12 oz serving size and to blend with either milk or water. Therefore, I decided to do a cup of each for review purposes.

Water preparation: This cup blended up to a fairly dark (Kelly) green and was obviously more watery than the other cup. The odor is kinda vegetal/swampy but overall the cup is pretty sweet and tasty. Obviously the preparation is to taste and I might suggest trying it with only a teaspoon instead of tablespoon for an 8 oz cup. The mix dissolves fairly easily into the blend in case you need to add a little more to suit your taste preference. I drank this cold and with ice.

Milk Preparation: I never seem to realize the natural sweetness in milk unless I do something like this where I taste side-by-side a milk vs water preparation. The milk version brewed up to a pretty celery green color. Despite the fact that I used skim milk, this blended very sweet and dessert-like. I would definitely not use a whole tablespoon right out of the gate again and would start with more like half that amount and go from there. I also drank this cold and with ice. This is quite sweet and that might be off-putting to some. I do like this better when prepared with milk.

Overall, I like the mix, but would definitely need to tweak the amounts used in blending a given cup. This product makes making green tea (matcha) smoothies, shakes and lattes a much easier process. Boulder Tea offers free shipping to US customers, which is a major plus if you want to order some of this. However, I only see it sold in a 1 lb quantity which costs $30. They do also sell a non-sweetened version for those that don't want the sweetened mix for $15 for 100 grams (this is actually more expensive). I think this is a great product to have in the house for drinks and even cooking. I am considering purchasing some. However, I would caution folks that are sensitive to sweet that they might be better served by the unsweetened version.

P.S. Since this was written, I again emailed Boulder Tea and she sold me a half lb for $15! It goes great in my morning protein shake, which I prepare with water.

— To purchase Boulder Tea Green Tea Latte Mix (Sweetened Matcha), or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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