April 04, 2013

The Republic of Tea U Matcha Review

I recently had the opportunity to try The Republic of Tea U Matcha teas. I had never tried matcha before and was not exactly sure what it was so this post contains a lot of information about matcha in case you do not know what it is either. I love The Republic of Tea and have done two reviews of their products before.

Here is some information about what Matcha is:
Matcha tea powder is ground from fine Japanese green tea leaves. It is the star of the centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony and its pleasant taste and health benefits make it a favorite of many tea-lovers today. It is unlike most regular green teas. It has tender, shade grown leave s that are ground into a powder and can be used in many foods including baked goods and ice cream.

The color of U Matcha is very unique. I tried the Yuzu flavor and was surprised how dark green the powder is. I was sent a matcha bowl and wisk which I added the recommended amount and drank it plain to try the real flavor. It was very unique. It was a strong tasting version of green tea. I did like it plain but in the future would probably have it cooked into foods. I saw a recipe for a salad dressing made with U Matcha and I want to try that soon.
U•Matcha™ Yuzu
The natural U Matcha is ideal for blending with water and sipping or for cooking. The Yuzu has a mild citrus flavor that can be added to desserts or spice rubs. The ginger flavor provides a spicy kick and can be added to stir-frys and miso soups. The roasted rice tea is good for savory dishes, shakes and lattes.

What I think is really neat about these products is their versatility. They can be used in so many products to provide a boost of flavor. I can't wait to experiment with them some more. Also, matcha has about half of the caffeine that is in coffee (around 50 milligrams).

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  1. This definitely sounds like a very unique product for sure! I can't say I've ever heard of this before, but I wouldn't mind giving it a try.

  2. Oh this is great. I've been wanting to buy some matcha but wasn't sure what brand to trust. I love the matcha green tea smoothies I get from my gym and want to replicate them at home!


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