Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around it features E&O Matcha’s – Premium Grade Matcha. You all know I’m a bit obsessed with Matcha even more so since my most recent masterclass with T2. So, when the team from E&O contacted me and asked if I would like to try some of their Matcha and introduce you all too it there was no way I could have turn the offer down.
This premium grade Matcha is Hand-picked from the first harvest and from the finest part of the Camelia leaf,Made from the youngest, most vibrantly green leaves from the top of the bush all of the leaves used are de-stemmed and de-veined before being stone grown to a powder. It’s Produced in Kyoto, Kyotanabe – a region well known for their rich history in cultivating matcha.
This premium grade matcha will take you on a journey to 13th century Japan. Tasting the leaves and feeling at peace, the umami taste is sure to blow you away.” – E&O Matcha
This might sound really weird but I honestly love the fresh, vegetal, earthy and sweet aroma that matcha has I can’t get enough of it (seriously why has nobody made a matcha perfume yet I need one soon please) This matcha while it had that classic matcha aroma it smelt so much more sweet than a lot of matchas I’ve tried in the past (totally not a bad thing) I would normally expect that kind of sweetness from a flavoured matcha but for a premium matcha it’s pretty unique. When I smelt this for the first time the only thing I was thinking was ”I really hope that sweetness carries through into the flavour because it would make this matcha perfect”. I’ve been searching for a naturally sweet (unflavoured) premium matcha for so long and the only one so the only one that has gotten anywhere close to what I want is the original matcha from T2 – I had my fingers crossed from the start in hope that this would finally be my perfect premium matcha.
Almost everything about this matcha was perfect it strikes a perfect balance between sweet and savoury. The taste is complex, rich, aromatic, astringent, and leaves an alluring sweetness in the mouth for a long time after drinking. This is honestly one of the best matchas I’ve had I tried it straight and I also used it to make a latte and both worked perfectly. The intense sweetness from the did transfer through to the taste but nowhere near as much as I thought it would but it didn’t effect my enjoyment of the matcha at all, Everything taste wise was so well balanced and not one note overpowered another. Now you’re probably wondering why I said that almost everything about this matcha was perfect, the reason I said that is because I simply could not get this matcha to hold a good froth no matter how hard I tried it wouldn’t hold a froth, and a love a good froth on my matcha it just isn’t the same without it. While it was disappointing that it wouldn’t hold a froth it didn’t really effect the taste and I still enjoyed this matcha a lot. I can’t wait to experiment with what I have left of this over the next few months and see what I can do with it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4 1/2 / 5
If you want to find out more about E&O Matcha and Purchase this matcha for yourself you can do both here. As always teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Wednesday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley