Matcha tea taste: This is what matcha tastes like
There is no single taste of Matcha. But we can bring you closer to the basic taste.
Matcha tea taste: The diverse culinary delights of the green powder
Matcha tea is like everything - whether you like it or not is a matter of personal preference. Then why are we writing a whole article about the taste of matcha tea ?
Quite simply: because there are actually many prejudices against this superfood.
Anyone who has ever tried bad Matcha quickly says: It doesn't taste good. But that's a bit like trying a cheap, sour wine and then saying, "I don't like the wine." There will definitely be a wine somewhere that you like too. It's the same with matcha. So stay tuned and let us take you into the variety of flavors of matcha powder .
This is what matcha tastes like
We have to disappoint you. There is no single taste of matcha tea . But we can bring you a little closer to the basic taste.
Imagine you are somewhere in nature. It's summer, all around you are fragrant meadows and trees. The spicy sweet air smelling of grass and leaves is close to the taste of high quality matcha tea.
Good Matcha tastes mild, is reminiscent of young, fresh spinach leaves and only has a slightly tart note on the finish, which of course also depends on the quality and dosage during preparation.
If you have ever tried matcha powder that tastes very bitter, slightly fishy or sour, then you have gotten a poor quality that cannot be compared to our matcha at all.
How is matcha tea made?
Every matcha is first of all a green tea . Like all green tea varieties, it comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant . The difference to other green tea varieties lies in the cultivation and production. For the production of matcha tea, the tea plants are shaded 3-4 weeks before harvest. They produce much more chlorophyll and valuable ingredients such as the amino acid L-theanine, other amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in high concentrations.
After careful harvesting by hand, the tea leaves are freed from stalks and leaf veins. The remaining tender leafy meat is called tencha . This tencha is the basis for the production of matcha tea powder.
For this purpose, the Tencha is steamed, gently air-dried and ground into a fine powder in granite mills. The matcha with its strong green color is ready.
Are there different types of matcha tea?
The different types of Matcha tea differ in terms of the cultivation area, special varieties from the tea plant Camellia Sinensis and cultivation details, e.g. B. the exact duration of the shading. This creates many different taste nuances and quality levels. But of course the basic taste remains the same.
The highest quality of matcha tea is the ceremonial grade used in tea ceremonies in Japan.
At Matchatto you get a high-quality organic matcha powder, which is the basis of all our teas. Because our philosophy is to get a variety of flavors through innovative Matcha recipes .
Many providers also distinguish cooking quality. This cooking Matcha is cheaper and a bit bitter, so that even a small addition to dishes is sufficient.
For us, one thing is particularly important: to offer matcha powder in organic quality . And with such a balanced taste that you can use the powder for drinking as well as cooking or your small private tea ceremony.
The preparation of matcha tea
Of course, the tea preparation also plays an important role for the taste of Matcha.
Traditionally, the matcha powder is mixed in a matcha bowl. There are specially shaped bamboo spoons for dosing. This allows the precious green tea powder to be dosed particularly precisely.
Basically, the more Matcha powder you put in the bowl, the more intense the taste. If you take too much powder, the matcha can quickly become bitter.
High-quality matcha powder still tastes delicious even in higher doses.
It is important that you first pour the matcha tea with a small sip of approx. 70 degrees hot water, stir well and then fill up completely with water. Then you froth up your matcha with the bamboo whisk. The foam then gets a nice green color.
Your Matcha enjoyment is ready.
Attention: If the matcha is left to stand for a long time, the bitter substances come into their own - just like when green tea steeps for a long time.
You can also enjoy Matcha - unlike traditionally in Japan - as a Matcha latte. To do this, stir your matcha powder with a small sip of hot water and then pour on foamed milk or oat milk.
Matcha tea also goes very well with cocoa powder.
More ways to enjoy matcha
Especially in the summer months, matcha powder is also ideal as an addition to smoothies and other mixed drinks. This not only unfolds a special taste experience in the mouth, but you can also benefit wonderfully from the positive effect of the valuable ingredients such as catechins on your health.
The taste of matcha harmonises with both green smoothies and fruit smoothies. Just try it out with your favorite drink!
Your cardiovascular system will thank you.
Flavors of matcha teas
Most Matcha tea offerings vary only slightly in tea leaf origin or quality.
In order to make the advantages of Matcha powder accessible to even more people in everyday life and to bring more variety to the enjoyment of tea, we at Matchatto have developed special recipes in numerous flavors .
We mix organic matcha powder with valuable herbs, spices or other popular superfoods such as moringa, mate or green coffee in our in-house factory.
The fine notes of our premium organic matcha harmonize perfectly with the selected, natural other organic ingredients.
The most popular varieties
This is finely distributed over the matcha powder during mixing, giving it a subtle, fruity taste.
If you like it a bit sweet, you can also mix this flavor with coconut blossom sugar . This not only gives a delicate sweetness, but also provides energy in a healthy way.
Healthy through herbs
Our organic matcha with moringa and sage gives a special kick for the immune system. The unique aroma of the sage comes into its own without pre-tasting. Especially in times of colds, this tea is excellent for strengthening the immune system.
Those who love the fresh aroma of mint will get their money's worth with our organic matcha with organic mint oil . What remains is an alert mind and fresh breath.
Spices for inner warmth and strength
Spices such as cinnamon, aniseed, ginger or nutmeg also have a positive effect on our health and warm us from the inside, especially in the cold season.
More variety in your tea shelf
With our diverse Matchatto recipes you get natural variety in your tea shelf.
In our online shop you can also order our teas in small sizes and test yourself through the mysterious world of matcha tea.
You will also find all the knowledge you need to make your life healthier and more alert with matcha tea. Note e.g. B. our articles on the effects of matcha or the preparation of matcha tea .
Soon you will know the most important things to become a real matcha drinker.
We're excited to hear about your experiences and we'd love for you to share them with us and other fans.
Enjoy the facts and our wonderful teas!