After having experimented with some cooking matcha I have decided it was time for me to move on from it and try something more sophisticated. Something you wouldn’t put in a smoothie.
I came across KENKO Matcha Green tea powder from Amazon and the words ceremonial grade caught my attention. KENKO Matcha Green tea powder is cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, 100% natural and without GMOs and Kocher. It is full of antioxidants, which explains why it is so energizing, and, just like all matcha, it is extremely healthy.
Matcha tea ceremony has been an integral part of a Japanese tradition and it is not to be taken lightly. This ceremony signifies peace, harmony and is, in general, a spiritual experience. The traditional ceremony is very precise in nature and requires some amount of training.
Ceremonial grade matcha is more high-end than regular cooking matcha and it usually has a more vibrant green color and a finer texture and richer taste…..if made correctly. KENKO Matcha Green tea powder fits the bill on these conditions. The quality of this matcha green tea is incredible. Of course, it comes at a cost. Ceremonial matcha green tea can cost quite a lot relative to the normal grade of matcha, which is already somewhat pricey. But in my opinion,it is worth every penny. Unlike other caffeinated drinks like coffee, matcha gives energy for a steady long period of time rather than all at once.
To make a traditional matcha tea you should use a small amount of near boiling hot water to 1 teaspoon of matcha and whisk it till a steady foam appears with a bamboo whisk. After it is nice and even you should add more water and whisk again. The recipe is really simple, but the result is amazing.
The taste of KENKO Matcha Green tea powder is incredible. It is more intense than the scent of other matcha powders that I have tried and the rich taste of it doesn’t leave me craving for sugar. But here tastes can vary and there is really nothing wrong with adding sugar or some natural sweeteners. But make sure it is not too much and you can still feel the taste of original matcha.
To get a full experience I have made ceremonial matcha in the morning when I was in no rush and felt calm and relaxed. This matcha powder is definitely worth a shot! it has a soft taste and a nice light green color, which is an indication of quality. It dissolved perfectly, leaving no clumps in the cup. The experience of drinking ceremonial matcha and using cooking matcha is very different. Cooking matcha doesn’t have taste and smell as intense and it doesn’t create such a foam. It is great for making food, but the tea ceremony with it will not quite match this more high-end product.
Now that I have discovered the whole matcha trend, I really don’t want to stop.