Hey there Teacups! Happy Matcha Monday this week I’m going to be reviewing T2’s Turmeric Matcha which is my featured Matcha this week. Those of you who know me well will know that I’m not the biggest fan of turmeric in tea blends. I’ve had turmeric Matchas and turmeric latte mixes from a few different places recently and I’ve not enjoyed any of them so its safe to say that if I were shopping for myself I wouldn’t have picked this up but I’m glad that T2 included this in the package of goodies they sent because it forced me out of my comfort zone and I actually ended up really enjoy this especially as a latte. The other reason I never normally try things with turmeric in is because it normally triggers a migraine for me but this one didn’t end up doing that (thankfully). Here’s what T2 themselves have to say about their teas on their website: With their powers combined, these two forces of goodness pack in good vibes and great intentions. Grassy fresh Matcha, earthy turmeric and slightly sweet cinnamon and nutmeg combine to create one sip that’ll see you in fabulously fine form.
Organic powdered ingredients; Turmeric, green tea, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg
Tea Tasting Notes
Normally when I do a Matcha tasting session for a review post like this I will try the Matcha or Matcha blend on its own and then as a latte but in this case I knew that there was no way I was going to enjoy the turmeric element on it’s own so I just had it as a latte this time around and I think that was the best thing to do. Maybe in a few months time when I’m feeling a little bit braver I’ll give this a go on it’s own so I can see what it’s like without anything added to it but I’m far from being able to do that right now so I think I’ll stick to just using it for lattes.From the moment I opened this I was hit with the smell of turmeric first and slowly each spice came forward and go a little stronger time went by. The liquor is a beautiful golden colour with an ever so slight tinge of green from the Matcha and the black pepper was finely ground but very clearly visible. As with any flavoured Matcha this didn’t froth very well and while that is disappointing it is to be expected. With turmeric being the first ingredient on this list that means that there was more of it used than their was Matcha or any of the spices and when you taste it for the first time you can tell that because the turmeric is all you taste then the spices and after that you get a hint of grassiness from the matcha. I do wish that matcha has been the main ingredient and then the turmeric and spices were secondary to that becuase I hate that there’s matcha in this going to waste becuase you can hardly taste it. When it came to making a latte with this blend I did use much more milk than water and I added honey and topped it with some ground cinnamon. Preparing this as a latte was by far the best decision that I made because the milk not only muted the cinnamon and the spices a little bit allowing the matcha to come through a little more but it added a delicious creamy note to it as well. I wouldn’t have been able to drink this unsweetened but thats just me there are probably lots of you out there that would love it just as it is but I had to sweeten it to make it so I knew there was no doubt in my mind that the overall savoury aspect of the blend was no more as savoury drinks are something that I absolutely can not stomach. All in all I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would and I’m thankful that T2 chose to include this in the package they sent because I probably would have never gotten round to being brave enough to buy this for myself and go so far out of my comfort zone. While it is nice as a latte it’s not something I will reach for all the time, it will more than likely be something I reach for when I’m not feeling very well and I need a little boost. I think I’m going to try doing half a matcha spoon of this blend mixed with their original matcha and make the vegetal/grassiness notes a little stronger. (If i do, do that I’ll come back to this post and amend my tasting notes to let you know how it turns out).
Overall Teacup Rating: 4/5
If you want to find out more about T2 Tea and Purchase this Matcha blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions 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