Hey there Teacups.. Happy Matcha Monday! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea / Matcha Monday post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Tipson’s Cinnamon & Ginger Matcha. As you’ll probably know if you’ve been reading my blog since the start of the year that so far I’ve not had a very good experience with Tipson Tea’s – Matcha blends so far so going into this tasting session I’ll be honest I really wasn’t expecting much at all from this tea. I know that sounds harsh but I’m just being honest, Because out of all the teas I have tired from this company so far I have only enjoyed one so far and even that wasn’t a 5/5 review so the bar wasn’t set very high for the other teas to reach yet non of the blends I previously tried have reached that mark and sadly that was the case for this one as well. Here’s what Tipson have to say about this tea over on their website: ”Organic Matcha combined with Organic Cinnamon and Ginger is a healthy concoction of natural ingredients that’s ideal for your total wellbeing. This tea is further enhanced by the goodness of Organic Cinnamon and Organic Ginger, providing additional nutrients. Packed with anti-oxidants, minerals, EGCG and vitamins, this is an ideal beverage to be enjoyed any time of day.”
Ingredients; Organic Matcha with organic green tea, organic ginger, organic cinnamon and natural flavour ginger and cinnamon.
Tea Tasting Notes
Just like most of the other blends I’ve tried from Tipson’s this is Low Flavour, in both the green tea (Tencha) base and the Cinnamon & Ginger.. Definitely my least favourite of all the ones I’ve tried. The green tea base was nice far too light and deffinelty taking but with flavours like cinnamon and ginger I expected much more of a spicy kick. I’m not quite sure how you can use cinnamon and ginger and have them be so light in flavour the mark was deffinelty missed in regards to the spices in this blend.
Just like the others the green tea base is very light which was to be expected but is never not disappointing. Everything about these Matcha bags just needs a bit more oomph. I feel like I’m repeating myself every time I say that because its been the same for all of the other blends I’ve tried from Tipson’s as well. If I were to even consider going back and trying these again something would have to chance about this base because its just so middle of the road and honestly quite bland. These are definitely not made for people who love loose leaf pure green tea these to me are made for people who are only just branching out and trying new teas and don’t want to jump too much from the bagged teas they are used to.I have only tried this hot because these blends don’t take too well to being iced and you mostly just taste the teabag. Like I said this is very light so I wouldn’t recommend adding in any milk, I also wouldn’t recommend adding any honey either this was naturally sweet enough for me and I didn’t find that it needed it. But everyone is different and this might not be naturally sweet enough for you. This is not one I will purchase again because it wasn’t my cup of tea at all (pardon the pun) but just because it wasn’t my cup of tea doesn’t mean that It might not be your cup of tea so Don’t let my personal opinions are tastes stop you from giving this a try. If you are a fan of more subtle blends you will probably really enjoy.
Overall Teacup Rating: 2/5
If you want to find out more about Tipson Teas and purchase this tea to try it for yourself, you can do both here (for the UK) & here (for the US). 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 do my best to answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for.*