Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Green tea House’s Mango Matcha. You all know how much I love Matcha and that I’m always looking for new Matcha both pure and flavoured to try so when I saw that Green Tea House had included this in the package they very kindly sent me I couldn’t have been happier. With spring and summer coming a fruity Matcha like this couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Recently I’ve seen a lot of people start drinking Matcha and they have all be starting their Matcha journey in a similar way they start with flavoured Matchas and after they find that they enjoy those they try unflavoured Matcha and are shocked by how different it tastes without the flavourings or sweetness.
But I did it the other way round I started with unflavoured Matcha loved it straight away and then started having flavoured ones which I think enables me to review the flavoured Matchas I try with a different mind-set. I love the taste of Matcha so when it comes to flavoured Matcha I want the vegetal, sweet, earthy and creamy notes of Matcha to come through over the added flavour and the added flavour to be subtle but present. I’ve tried a lot of flavoured Matchas over the last few years and they are becoming more and more popular every day now but most of them add far to flavouring and it completely overshadows the Matcha so going into this tasting session I really wanted this Matcha to be perfectly balanced and for the Matcha and the added mango to work hand in hand and for the flavouring not to overpower the Matcha.Here’s what Green Tea House have to say about this Matcha : Our Mango Matcha is a mid-grade organic Matcha mixed with natural flavourings. It has no added sweetener and we think it’s a good for people who don’t like the taste of Green Tea on it’s own as the mango masks the green tea flavour a little bit we hope that it will get more people into drinking Matcha. It’s good both hot or iced and works well as a latte. There is no added sweetener included in this blend.
Tea Tasting Notes
I’m just going to be completely honest with you all… I’m not a huge fan of this Matcha blend but I wasn’t surprised by that at all because I don’t like mango there’s something a little off putting about it that I just can’t get myself to enjoy. The mango isn’t too strong in this blend but it makes it incredibly sickly to the point where I was I was really surprised to find out that this blend wasn’t pre sweetened because it tastes as if its jam packed with sugar and the overall ”flavouring” element is just too much for me. I hardly ever reach for flavoured Matcha blends because they are really hard to get right and unfortunately this one just misses the mark it’s not refreshing and fruity like I thought it would be and that’s so disappointing. I never eat mango so somebody out there who loves it would probably be able to pick it out of this Matcha in no time but for me it was nowhere near as mango as I thought it would be and you can tell that the Matcha isn’t a high grade Matcha.It’s much better iced than it is hot so if you are going to try it I would recommend having it iced as it does heighten that ever so slight mango note but it’s still very muted and nowhere near as strong as it should have been. No matter how you make it, it will not need any sweetener at all for some reason it’s incredibly sickly and I’m note completely sure why but unless you have an insane sweet tooth I wouldn’t add any kind of sweetener. Froth wise like any Matcha with flavouring it took a long time to build any kind of froth and the froth that did appear was very thing and watery even thought I didn’t add that much water and within less than a minute it had dissipated. Overall this Matcha doesn’t wasn’t for me but that doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy it so please don’t let my opinions and my opinions alone stop you from trying it if you think you will like it you never know you could end up loving it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 2.5/5
If you want to find out more about Green Tea House and purchase some of this Matcha for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley