- Net weight 2.8-ounces
- Ideal for blended matcha beverages
- Ancient Japanese green tea
- USDA organic
Do Matcha Matcha Want
I of course will continue to enjoy this tea because I bought it and SHIESK! Its quite pricey! But I don’t believe I will be splurging on this as much in the future, based off my current eating habits.
ALSO!!! Here’s a great tip to all those who do purchase this. I expected the tea to be inside the tin case. When I opened it there was a bag inside. LEAVE THE TEA INSIDE THE BAG!!!! I poured the bag into the tin for easier access but it made a huge mess and I winded up wasting quite a bit. And this stuff is extremely messy to clean up. It stained my fingers and desk green.
Also, the can is not air tight, so it will come pouring out even with the lid closed.
Yea yea, ….ha ha, ….everyone point and laugh at me.
I hope you can all learn from my mistake.
great smooth clean matcha tea but what will the Amazon price be?
1. The first one was: “2nd harvest Organic Domatcha” tea that I purchased at a local farmer’s market, and I paid $37.99 for this 2.82 oz tin. Result = 4.5 stars (greatest taste and foam, organic, very expensive)
2, The second one was “SerendipiTea matcha culinary grade organic green tea” which I ordered on amazon.com, paying only $17.99 for a whopping 4 oz. bag. (twice as much for half the price). Result = 5 stars (great taste, good foam, organic, terrific cost)
**NOTE: see another review of SerendipiTea by me, beside 2 other brands. It won in that review as well.
I made the 2 cups identically, using soymilk and water 50/50, using the Blaney method (described below):
“Blaney” Method for making Green Tea Latte:
You need 2 small sauce pans on a gas stovetop, latte foamer device, bamboo whisk, soymilk, water, teaspoon measure, ½ cup measuare, and matcha powder. (many prefer sweetener and I suggest Agave syrup but I did not use it in this test since I enjoy the pure unsweetened tea flavor. Cheaper teas may require the sweetener to mask any fishy tastes, but not these two high quality brands.)
1. Using the latte foamer device, please foam 1/2 cup (cold or tepid) soymilk, then heat it gently while stirring (this personal “Blaney” method of mine makes the best foam)
2. heat 1/2 cup water (in separate pan) til boiling
3. add 1 level tsp matcha to 1/2 c. heated water and wisk with bamboo wisk about 30 seconds in zig zag motion until matcha powder is dissolved
4. add the heated, foamed soymilk to the matcha/water blend
5. pour this mix into latte device, pump 20 or so times, then pour entire foamed mixture into large mug.
For this test I made the two teas simultaneously so the `foamed’ structure would be nearly identical (one is supposed to drink the latte immediately before the foam dissipates). I did, however, rinse the items with filtered water before pumping the second tea, so as to not to contaminate #2 with #1.
For photo of the 2 teas and boxes, see: […]
>>>Taste and texture:
DoMatcha won for a (very slightly, barely noticeable) cleaner taste, and better ‘foam’. However, the SerendipiTea was still very yummy. I have the most sensitive taste buds on earth (other than my son) and I detected a very mild “ocean” taste with the Serindipitea, but I attribute that to the fact that my SerindipiTea had been opened a week prior. The DoMatcha had only been opened the day before. Newly opened teas always taste best. I would love to repeat this test in the future with two newly opened teas so that oxygen exposure won’t be a variable as it was here.
Well, the DoMatcha 2nd harvest organic costs 4 times more, and is only ever-so-slightly better, and if I re-test with two new, unopened packages, who knows? Maybe they will be the same.
I am giving the SerendipiTea organic 5 stars for being such a cost bargain, being organic, and tasting so great… and I am giving the DoMatcha 4.5 stars for also being organic and tasting great, even fantastic, but being such a high cost.
Carol Blaney, Ph.D.
Do I really have to do this? No, I don’t…
My Winning Matcha!
Brilliant green! Worthy substitute for more expensive 1 ounce tins…
NOTE: I do not prepare and drink this Matcha in a traditional way. While I love green tea (and tea of all kinds), I drink Matcha specifically for the health benefits of consuming the whole tea leaf and don’t muck around with water of a specific temperature and bamboo whisks. I add 1/2 tsp to cool water first thing in the morning in a shaker cup and shake vigorously. To me it is a lovely, frothy way to start my day. I also put a bit in my smoothies.
Gives Me More Energy, Mental Clarity and Stamina
I’ve tried one other brand–from Colorado, a gift from my sister–also the 1st Harvest Organic and 2nd Harvest non-organic in this DoMatcha brand, through Amazon. I like the DoMatcha brand best, with the flavor and effect of the 1st Harvest Organic being my favorite. It’s the Ceremonial grade made from younger leaves. It’s the most expensive, though, and costs too much for regular use in my case.
The flavor is secondary for me. The main reason I drink Matcha is that it has helped greatly with the mental fog, extreme lack of energy, and difficulty functioning and handling stress that I was experiencing.
This 2nd Harvest Organic does the trick pretty well, and is an acceptable balance between expense, flavor, and beneficial effects. I look forward to having a cup after breakfast every morning and enjoy the flavor, but truthfully, I wouldn’t care what it tastes like. ;D