Hey there Teacups! It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed any matcha (don’t ask me why because I absolutely love it ,and I really want to feature more of it on here so I don’t know why its been so long)With that in mind you can probably imagine just how excited I was when Teaologist asked me if I wanted to try out one of their Matcha Tea & Teaware Starter Kits.
“Teaologists” is a premium-quality Matcha Green Tea brand that is committed to providing the highest quality Organic Matcha Green Tea. All of their efforts are focused towards giving their customers results and helping them feel better. Teaologists sources Matcha directly from a single, family-run, tea plantation located in Japan which ensures the highest standards of picking, production and freshness.
The Matcha Tea And Teawear – Starter Kit
From the moment I found out about Teaologists matcha starter kits I couldn’t help but think they were a brilliant idea. Not only for people who love matcha but also for those who are new to the world of tea and don’t yet know if they like matcha. It’s a low cost way to ignite your love for this super food tea. – This kit would also make a really great gift for a tea lover this Christmas.
Each matcha kit contains :
5g of First Harvest Japanese Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder (enough for 5 days!)
1 Handmade Japanese Bamboo Matcha Ladle
1 Matcha Tea Sifter
1 Handmade Japanese Bamboo Matcha Whisk
1 Matcha Tea ‘Starter’ eBook (Digital Download via PDF ONLY)
For £13.95 I think that what you get in this kit is a great value for money. Not only do you get a decent amount of the tea itself but you also get all of the teaware you need to be able to get straight into experiencing everything the world of matcha has to offer. You would assume that for the price the bamboo teaware would be really low quality but they’re actually quite the opposite and really durable. They’re smaller than others I’ve seen but the plus side to that is that they would be good for travelling.
The Matcha – My Overall Opinions
Notes : Creamy, Grass, Green, Seaweed, Umami, Bitter, Cream, Sweet.
Firstly I want to note the amazing vibrant green of this matcha, I was honestly taken back a little bit when I opened up the package by how green it was. It’s an incredibly fine matcha and honestly even if this didn’t come with the sift you would be fine without it (but it does pay off in the end). It blended really well but surprisingly it didn’t froth much, but a reasonable amount of small bubbles however did cover the surface of my bowl.
It tastes wonderfully vegetal, grassy, with a slight underlying creamy taste and most importantly fresh. I did get a little bitterness from it but not much. Probably because I’m just used to the taste of matcha now and I enjoy it a lot. It stayed together and didn’t not require re-whisking or have any chalky texture (which I often find a lot of the popular matcha’s on the market have).
In short I really enjoyed this matcha it’s tasty, definitely more vegetal thank creamy but its not unpleasantly strong at all.
Overall Teacup Rating 4 1/2 / 5 (It would be a five if I was able to get a little more froth out of it.)
A huge thank you to Teaologists for giving me the opportunity to try out their start kit and their delightfully fresh matcha. You’ve only made my love for matcha stronger. If you want to find out more about Teaologists and purchase some of their matcha or one of their starter kits yourself head to www.teaologists.co.uk
As always if you have any questions be sure to stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as I can. Let me know if you’d like to see more matcha featured in this series… I know I would.
I hope you all have a great weekend and week ahead, I’ll be back with a new post on Monday. Speak to you all again soon – Kimberley