This is a follow up to yesterday’s post “Turbo Tea”. There have been several questions I’d like to answer:
- What kind did I get – I got two kinds so I could see what the difference is between them.
- I got a $11 – 1 oz – “The Republic of Tea” brand, Supposed to be ceremonial quality Tencha which I’m drinking today
- I got a $32 – 1.06 oz Do Matcha Brand tea, Green label Organic – which is what I had yesterday
- tools – I didn’t get the whisk or the strainer but I used a metal whisk I had at home (you’ll need it)
- I didn’t sift the powder, but I bet it would help dissolve it in the water
- Could I tell a difference?
- Yes, the expensive stuff has a more subtle interesting flavor – not quite as “dry” tasting, maybe a little sweeter?
- The good stuff didn’t have the dry after taste that the cheaper one had.
- I really hate to say it, but the DoMatcha Organic at $32 was way better than the Republic of Tea Ceremonial at $11
- Maybe it is like “they” say, you get what you pay for, especially in Matcha Tea.
You really need to do your own experiments to determine which flavors you enjoy more. I’m doing the Matcha because of the HUGE health benefits. The flavor of Matcha isn’t what you’d call normal beverage flavor, but you can mix it in other things and I don’t think you’d ever taste the tea. Consider that I like strange and different things, like peaty single malt scotch, etc., I enjoy the grassy flavor of green tea.
Both of these tins are supposed to last 30 days. If I stick to the good stuff, that would be a buck a day. I’ve spent more to get less, so that isn’t terrible. I like the energy boost, but I’m very sensitive to chemicals and my reaction might be more than someone else’s. As I write this line I’m finishing the last of my first cup of the cheaper Matcha and I must admit, the flavor doesn’t compare favorably to the better tea. I’ll be using the cheaper tea for coloring in mixed drinks and foods. The experiment continues – Jug