This bright green powder is whipped into water that is heated to just before boiling resulting in a smooth, vegetal sweetness with no astringency. Finest Ingredients: Grown from the tencha green tea leaf, Japanese matcha is grown in the shade and then stone ground into powder. Caffeine: Matcha has less than half of the amount of caffeine per cup compared to coffee. Vibrant & Rich: The bright color and delicious taste of the Japanese green tea matcha makes the beverage a delightful treat hot or cold. Health Benefits: Our Matcha tea is gluten-free, sugar free, kosher and Non-GMO project verified.
- This bright green powder is whipped into water that is heated to just before boiling resulting in a smooth, vegetal sweetness with no astringency.
- Finest Ingredients: Grown from the tencha green tea leaf, Japanese matcha is grown in the shade and then stone ground into powder.
- Caffeine: Matcha has less than half of the amount of caffeine per cup compared to coffee.
- Vibrant & Rich: The bright color and delicious taste of the Japanese green tea matcha makes the beverage a delightful treat hot or cold.
- Health Benefits: Our Matcha tea is gluten-free, sugar free, kosher and Non-GMO project verified.
When my local Asian grocer stopped carrying the small tin of Japanese matcha green tea powder I’d been purchasing, I searched for a comparable (price/quality) alternative. Amazon, as always, was my first stop, but to no avail. Instead, I found this identical green tea powder from The Republic of Tea at Whole Foods Market, for $17.99. Wondering to myself, “How did I miss this on Amazon?” I came back here to look it up, planning to make all subsequent purchases here. Imagine my shock to find it listed for twice the price (almost $40) as what is arguably the planet’s highest end grocery chain.
This is a great, high quality green tea powder, especially for smoothies. That said, don’t fall for this price gouging. Please visit your local Whole Foods or other health food store first, where you’ll find it at half the price. If they don’t stock it on the shelves, go to customer service and I’m sure they’ll order it for you, at no extra cost. Shame on You, [It’s A Treasure]!!! (seller) When they cease their price gouging and bring the price back in line to a reasonable retail price point, I’ll change my rating to reflect the actual product, but as it stands there’s no way I’m going to award 5 stars and assist this seller in continuing to gouge the public.
The only other matcha I have tried is the Teavana Matcha which was great. It went down creamy and smooth and had a nice light flavor without too much bitterness. There is also a savory after taste that lingers on the palate which I liked very much. I’ve read up from a couple reviews that the Teavana version isn’t quite the real deal which was a bit off-putting and got me to thinking- man, how much better does the real matcha taste!? I only ran out of my Teavana Matcha and already I was craving so out of impulsiveness, drove down to my local Whole Foods and bought the Republic of Tea Matcha. Great packaging, had me sold! As for the tea itself? I opened the canister and the product was sealed inside a foiled envelope with a snap seal. I inspected the powder and found it chalky in feel and a darker green color, a sage tint which doesn’t seem like authentic matcha. I found that in mixing this powder it dissolves well (I am not using a bamboo whisk to make my matcha [yet!]). The flavor is different, has more bitterness to it, a vegetal taste, with a thin texture- ding, ding ding! NOT MATCHA. I don’t have enough experience with other brands but from what I’ve read of others and from my experience with the Teavana brand, this left me a bit disappointed. I will say that the flavor is not bad at all but has more of a regular green tea taste except much stronger. I will continue to use the product because it does give me that calm yet alert feel that I got from my previous brand so not complaining there. Not bad, not great, it’s decent at best. If you are looking for matcha, steer clear of this brand. This is just a powdered green tea in my opinion, not matcha!!
I am a regular matcha drinker, and have been buying matcha from Mitsuwa or Sunrise Mart NYC for years, but bought this Republic of Tea matcha at the local Whole Foods. The colour of the tea is nothing like in the image on the package, it is a dull green (which means more oxidation and stems). There are usually three qualities of matcha: ceremonial, universal, and culinary. I am giving this tea 1 star because it is culinary quality at best. Don’t waste your money.
If you want good matcha, is best to try the universal quality Maeda-En (gold package). Or if you want to splurge, try the ceremonial (black package) quality, both for sale here on amazon or straight from the Maeda-en Website.
Reminds me of the green tea I enjoy at my favorite Japanese restaurant. I really like that I am able to use the powder as strong or as weak as I want. I am very please with my purchase.