Review: Midori Spring Ceremonial Gold Class Organic Matcha

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Thumbs up!"It's mostly vegetal with a mild hint of lemon acidity that sits on the back of the tongue."
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midorispringlogAs of this writing, Midori Spring only has two matchas, a lower-quality cooking grade matcha, and this one, designed to be whisked and consumed straight. It's organic, which isn't something I normally care much about, but because you consume the leaves used in matcha in their entirely, rather than just steeping and removing them, having the option for organic is more important.

I pull off the adorable little pop top on the adorable little tin and uncover a matcha that's a bit clumpier than I prefer to see but a brilliant shade of rich emerald green. It whisks up nicely, smelling of vegetal and a hint of chocolate, though somewhat grassier than I prefer.

The texture is perfectly smooth with no bitterness or astringency. It's mostly vegetal with a mild hint of lemon acidity that sits on the back of the tongue. Overall the flavour is relatively mild. Ceremonial matchas are usually robust and rich, but this is a little flat. It's odd, though, the cup lacks any of the bitterness, harshness, or astringency that are the hallmarks of a low quality matcha. So it definitely isn't a cheap matcha, just one-note.

In some ways, I appreciate that it's a matcha with different characteristics from the norm, but it's not something I would put on my shelf just because I prefer a bolder, more vegetal flavour. It is reasonably priced, so if you're looking to try a matcha that's a little milder or a little different or even just organic, it's worth checking out.

— To purchase Midori Spring Ceremonial Gold Class Organic 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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