Review: Boulder Tea Korean Matcha

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Christine’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"If you've ever tried authentic green tea ice cream or Japanese green tea candy (and liked it), then you'd be interested in this."
Christine’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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boulderkoreanmatchaMatcha powder is a very versatile substance. It can be used for the traditional green tea used in tea ceremonies in Japan, and it can be used for many other things like matcha ice cream, matcha candy, and match lattes. On it's own, matcha powder is usually rather bitter, so when it's used in confections like candy and ice cream, it's usually sweetened. Sweetened matcha powder is hands-down my favorite kind of tea.

Boulder Tea's sweetened matcha powder (it's listed as Green Tea Latte Mix in the Korean tea section on their site) is perfect for the kinds of things I use it for: mixing in with milk, blending it with milk and ice for a smoothie-style drink, etc. I've never had traditionally prepared matcha, so I don't know how well it would hold up to that kind of use, but for infusing a sweet green tea flavor into pretty much anything, it's exactly what's needed. It does seem to be a bit more bitter than other brands I've tried, but that is easily remedied by mixing in a bit more sugar. It's also cheaper than the other brands I've tried, though I'm sure it's not the cheapest, either.

Bottom Line: If you've ever tried authentic green tea ice cream or Japanese green tea candy (and liked it), then you'd be interested in this. The package comes with a few recipes for making hot and cold "lattes" and a blended drink using the powder, and none of them require anything more than you would normally make tea with, so if you're hesitant about the fancy traditional tools used to prepare Japanese green tea, you needn't worry; all you need is some hot (or cold) water or milk, a glass, and a spoon to mix with (and a blender if you want to make a blended drink). I highly recommend mixing it with milk; the flavor very much lends itself the creaminess of milk, either hot or cold ;)

— To purchase Boulder Tea Korean 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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