Bloom Teas London BLOOM Mindpower Matcha, Healthy start to the day

Pleasant and tasteful brand of matcha. As a devotee of health foods, drinks and user of green tea, it was an easy decision to try this bloom mindpower matcha. I have read good and positive reports about the effects of matcha, in particular the antioxidant properties, it possesses,so it was an easy decision to try it. Firstly, it is i feel an acquired taste, although in the case of this type i found it a lot easier as ginger and ginseng are added,which not only gives it a distinct flavour, but i found more appealing. It may be consumed, with hot or cold water, although you can add it to fruit juice taking care to stir and mix it thoroughlyso the powder disperses. I became accustomed to the taste of this brand much quicker than the conventional matcha. I have made it part of my daily schedule to add to drinks, (i had it with lime juice and soda and it worked really well. I will update this review in due course to report on the effects of the drink one way or another. As with other drinks, capsules, and so forth which have benefits, it is in my view in the long term that you can finallydecide. I only drink fruit and green tea, so it was an easy move for me to take to enjoy this, but even if you don’t, it is easyto add to other drinks and you thereby get the goodness.

Bloom mindpower matcha (30g). This stuff is great, i can really feel a difference after taking it for over a month now. I have some first thing in the morning mixed into a smoothie, and i have also used it with just hot water to make a refreshing green tea pick-me-up.

BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

  • Organic Japanese Matcha – Ceremonial Grade.
  • Boosted with ginger and Siberian ginseng for all-natural immune support.
  • Naturally fat & salt free, low in sugars, high in; fibre, protein, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium & natural source of Zinc.
  • FREE-FROM’ all allergens and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
  • Make hot or iced tea or whisk into juices, smoothies, lattes, cereal, yoghurt, soup, salad, rice, pasta, pulses and desserts.

Versatile tea for tea-drinkers – and fussbudgets – and it’s great for your health. . I have wanted to discover the benefits of green tea for a long time but just don’t like the taste of the stuff. I don’t even like regular tea. So having the opportunity to review this bloom matcha has been a great chance to try the best tea – without having to have a cuppa. I’ve been adding it to my daily smoothie and, like a few other healthy ingredients that taste lousy, its taste is blended into and masked by the fruit and i can enjoy the benefits without – well, without ending up letting it go cold and tipping it down the sink, ginger and ginseng notwithstanding. It adds a very nice little tweak to the normal flavour and i do feel it is making a small but positive difference to my energy levels and focus. Hopefully time will tell if it is a permanent improvement but it is a good start.

Prefer a pot of good quality green tea leaves. I’ve drunk green tea for many years – it’s a staple of my diet from early morning to late afternoon. However, i usually buy leaves and brew up a pot – this was my first proper foray into the world of matcha. Given all the focus on the health benefits of matcha at the moment i was pleased to be able to try a tub. The first point is, it’s a bit of a faff – match 4 spatulas into some hot (but not boiling) water and then whisk. The whisking is to make it frothy, and it takes a bit of work to get the right consistency. I then followed the suggestion to pour over ice and mix in some cold water to make a refreshing drink. To be honest – it just tasted like luke warm green tea, without a particularly strong flavour (certainly the ginger and ginseng don’t seem to be identifiable). Drunk as a regular green tea, it does the job but to be honest i don’t think it compares with a really good quality green tea leaf which you can get for a comparable price, plus you have the hassle of whisking.

This is at the higher end pricewise for matcha but i think it is the best i’ve had mainly down to the reduced bitterness when compared to other brands. It does contain ginger which spices it up somewhat and no doubt helps mask the basic flavour but i like it. I will definitely be getting this one again. I probably could save a bit of money by getting a lesser brand and adding the other basic ingredients but, you know – lazy.

BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g) : Delicious tea, but unjustly expensive. I’ve been drinking matcha green tea for a while now, and am convinced of its benefits (improved and stable energy levels, and my complexion is generally brighter when drinking it)however, i have never really been mad on the flavour. I find the grassy/ algae like taste not “unpleasant”, but not exactly enjoyable either. I wouldn’t sit down with a cup and be all like “mmmmm, pond-y tea”. I just drink it because i think its doing me good. When given the opportunity to try this one i jumped at the chance; largely because i hadn’t seen one before with ginger in (i love the taste of ginger), but partly as i was running out of my pot so the timing was great ;-)on opening, the tea is a fine powder and looks good quality, and the smell is light and fresh. When made up, ive found its a little darker than and not as vibrant as my usual brand (purechimp) – and doesnt froth as much – though that doesnt really bother me. What is a striking difference is the taste. The ginger is strong, but is – i found – extremely refreshing, uplifting and warming. Over ice with a bit of lemon its delicious, but is just as pleasant as a morning drink in place of coffee or tea. This one i would sit down with and go “mmm”additionally, i used this while suffering indigestion following a slightly overindulgent (read “stuff-your-face like you’ve never seen food before”) bbq, and im sure it helped calm my stomach (ginger is generally recognised as a digestive aid)the jar contains 30 servings, which at around 56p a drink makes it a very expensive purchase (its nearly three times the price of purechimp for example, which is pure ceremonial grade matcha tea and works out at 20p a drink) – but this is the nicest tea i’ve ever tried. Because of the current price (£16. 98 for 30g vs £20 for 100g of purechimp – my usual brand) it is highly unlikely i will swap to bloom full time, but i will certainly consider buying a jar when this runs out to have as an alternative now and again.

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  1. I have started to really look forward to. I have started to really look forward to a cup of it.It doesn’t give me any mind power though lol nor does it make me feel energetic but really nice anyway. So expensive but i only have 1 cup a day and seems to last a long time.
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    I have started to really look forward to. I have started to really look forward to a cup of it.It doesn’t give me any mind power though lol nor does it make me feel energetic but really nice anyway. So expensive but i only have 1 cup a day and seems to last a long time.
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    It really perks me up mentally and clears the brain fog substantially but also gives a physical burst of energy. Seriously expensive though for such a small amount so just a treat for when i’m feeling rich. The ginger in it is noticable in the flavour which is why i enjoy drinking it just as a warm drink with no need to add anything else.
    1. It really perks me up mentally and clears the brain fog substantially but also gives a physical burst of energy. Seriously expensive though for such a small amount so just a treat for when i’m feeling rich. The ginger in it is noticable in the flavour which is why i enjoy drinking it just as a warm drink with no need to add anything else.
      1. Absolutely loved it, i’ve never seen good quality flavoured matcha before, let alone ginger and ginseng (my favourite flavours) very pleased with this. Although it is pricey that’s just the nature of matcha, a little goes a long way and this one jar will probably last me a year if not longer.
  4. Absolutely loved it, i’ve never seen good quality flavoured matcha before, let alone ginger and ginseng (my favourite flavours) very pleased with this. Although it is pricey that’s just the nature of matcha, a little goes a long way and this one jar will probably last me a year if not longer.
  5. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Love this matcha powder – i find a lot of. Love this matcha powder – i find a lot of brands can be quite bitter which really ruins the drink, but bloom matcha is much more delicate. Tastes great whisked up into a matcha latte. And extra benefits of the added ginger and ginseng make it an absolute winner.
    1. Love this matcha powder – i find a lot of. Love this matcha powder – i find a lot of brands can be quite bitter which really ruins the drink, but bloom matcha is much more delicate. Tastes great whisked up into a matcha latte. And extra benefits of the added ginger and ginseng make it an absolute winner.
      1. The powder is very fine – it mixes well and quickly in warm water. I’m a bit of a green tea nut, but until now i haven’t tried matcha at home. I’ve read about the supposed concentration and brain benefits, as well as the other physical benefits of drinking this concentrated tea, and i’m not clinically convinced. There is a ritualistic value to drinking green tea when i want to be productive – it’s become part of my studying/project routine. I mentally associate the slight astringent, unmistakable “green tea” flavour with positive endeavour. As a result, i feel calmer, and focused. There’s caffeine in this bloom matcha, which i’m sure helps a bit, but i don’t feel the same jitteriness that i do when on a coffee-caffeine high. Currently, i don’t have a fancy matcha whisk to complete this ritual. I’ve found a single chopstick suffices for stirring the drink.
  6. The powder is very fine – it mixes well and quickly in warm water. I’m a bit of a green tea nut, but until now i haven’t tried matcha at home. I’ve read about the supposed concentration and brain benefits, as well as the other physical benefits of drinking this concentrated tea, and i’m not clinically convinced. There is a ritualistic value to drinking green tea when i want to be productive – it’s become part of my studying/project routine. I mentally associate the slight astringent, unmistakable “green tea” flavour with positive endeavour. As a result, i feel calmer, and focused. There’s caffeine in this bloom matcha, which i’m sure helps a bit, but i don’t feel the same jitteriness that i do when on a coffee-caffeine high. Currently, i don’t have a fancy matcha whisk to complete this ritual. I’ve found a single chopstick suffices for stirring the drink.
  7. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Bitter and overwhelmingly ginger. I am unconvinced of the supposed “superfood” effects of green tea, so offer no judgement on them here. However, as a drink i found it pleasant enough, but with a rather bitter taste, and with the ginger and ginseng rather overwhelming the subtle taste of the green tea. As such, it seems rather an expensive drink when you could buy ginger teabags for less than a fifth of the price.
  8. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Bitter and overwhelmingly ginger. I am unconvinced of the supposed “superfood” effects of green tea, so offer no judgement on them here. However, as a drink i found it pleasant enough, but with a rather bitter taste, and with the ginger and ginseng rather overwhelming the subtle taste of the green tea. As such, it seems rather an expensive drink when you could buy ginger teabags for less than a fifth of the price.
    1. Tastes ok for a “superfood”. Super foods don’t always taste great, having tried barley/wheat grass and spirulina, i can attest to that fact. However, matcha does taste ok. Matcha is a japanese green tea that has been concerntrated and ground into this very fine powder. Matcha contains high levels of catechins and polyphenols, scientists believe that these 2 components assist in helping the body to protect against cancer as well as slowing down the aging process. On a more immediate level, taking about half a teaspoon of matcha each day is also supposed to boost your mind power and increase your energy levels. After sampling the product for around a week i can’t honestly feel any different, but it does taste ok and i will continue to sample it further. It does go well in orange juice and other smoothies, it doesn’t turn the smoothie and drinks into a very appetising colour, but the ginsing takes away the earthy taste of green tea. Not overly impressed so far.
      1. Tastes ok for a “superfood”. Super foods don’t always taste great, having tried barley/wheat grass and spirulina, i can attest to that fact. However, matcha does taste ok. Matcha is a japanese green tea that has been concerntrated and ground into this very fine powder. Matcha contains high levels of catechins and polyphenols, scientists believe that these 2 components assist in helping the body to protect against cancer as well as slowing down the aging process. On a more immediate level, taking about half a teaspoon of matcha each day is also supposed to boost your mind power and increase your energy levels. After sampling the product for around a week i can’t honestly feel any different, but it does taste ok and i will continue to sample it further. It does go well in orange juice and other smoothies, it doesn’t turn the smoothie and drinks into a very appetising colour, but the ginsing takes away the earthy taste of green tea. Not overly impressed so far.
  9. This matcha powder has the most amazing taste. If like me you like the flavour of ginger then you will love this. It has quite a kick and that feels appropriate for the mind power, to kick ini am slowly becoming accustomed to matcha and have sent off for a proper bamboo whisk as apparently that is the way to mix it up. Meanwhile i have used a tiny metal whisk thingy and that did a reasonable job. I tried the matcha on yoghurt and like that best so far. The smoothie is ok but maybe putting it in almond milk wasn’t a good idea. I will stick to the recommendation of fruit or veg juice smoothies. And i think best of all will be hot water. I drink green tea every day and so it will be like a much stronger version but with the added benefit of the ginger.
    1. This matcha powder has the most amazing taste. If like me you like the flavour of ginger then you will love this. It has quite a kick and that feels appropriate for the mind power, to kick ini am slowly becoming accustomed to matcha and have sent off for a proper bamboo whisk as apparently that is the way to mix it up. Meanwhile i have used a tiny metal whisk thingy and that did a reasonable job. I tried the matcha on yoghurt and like that best so far. The smoothie is ok but maybe putting it in almond milk wasn’t a good idea. I will stick to the recommendation of fruit or veg juice smoothies. And i think best of all will be hot water. I drink green tea every day and so it will be like a much stronger version but with the added benefit of the ginger.
      1. For fans of ginger tea, and especially for those who don’t like matcha’s grassy flavour. . This is the one that sticks out most in the bloom matcha range of products. It’s the only one that has a dominant flavour after the matcha itself. The colour of the matcha is as vibrant green as the absolute matcha and the brainboost matcha but this time the dominant smell is the sharp smell of ginger, which is very pungent. So, straight away, if you’ve never liked ginger tea before, then approach this with caution. The powder froths up very nicely as usual, i use a bamboo whisk for matcha, which in my opinion is the single best way to mix because the fine flexible prongs work the powder into the hot water like nothing else, metal whisk or electric. The froth itself is a nice pastel green and it holds firm enough for you to sip the tea until finished. The flavour is pretty overwhelmingly ginger, but it does make up 25% of the ingredients, which is good to see. I’ve never been a liker of ginger tea bags, because i’ve found them too bitter, but the taste of this matcha is much more mellow than tea bag ginger. It also has quite a spicy kick which reaches the back of your throat.
  10. For fans of ginger tea, and especially for those who don’t like matcha’s grassy flavour. . This is the one that sticks out most in the bloom matcha range of products. It’s the only one that has a dominant flavour after the matcha itself. The colour of the matcha is as vibrant green as the absolute matcha and the brainboost matcha but this time the dominant smell is the sharp smell of ginger, which is very pungent. So, straight away, if you’ve never liked ginger tea before, then approach this with caution. The powder froths up very nicely as usual, i use a bamboo whisk for matcha, which in my opinion is the single best way to mix because the fine flexible prongs work the powder into the hot water like nothing else, metal whisk or electric. The froth itself is a nice pastel green and it holds firm enough for you to sip the tea until finished. The flavour is pretty overwhelmingly ginger, but it does make up 25% of the ingredients, which is good to see. I’ve never been a liker of ginger tea bags, because i’ve found them too bitter, but the taste of this matcha is much more mellow than tea bag ginger. It also has quite a spicy kick which reaches the back of your throat.
  11. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Matcha tea seems to be the in super food at the moment as it has many health benefits including, energy boosting, an antioxidant, brain power, healthy immune system. It is grown the same and is the same as normal green tea except that to call it matcha and increase the benifits it is covered and grown in the shade. It tastes just like green tea only stronger, the difference being is that this is ground into a very fine powder so you only need a very small amount. To make it you have to whisk it until it has a frothy top this is done with a bamboo whisk. I tried it with a small metal whisk but it is just not the same, a bamboo whisk is definitely much better. It can also be used in almost all cooking, soups, sauces, cakes, ice cream. Or just sprinkle onto your food, it is very versatile. In japan you can buy cakes,matcha latte, chocolate and matcha sweets, without all the sugar of course much less sweet than our products.
  12. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Matcha tea seems to be the in super food at the moment as it has many health benefits including, energy boosting, an antioxidant, brain power, healthy immune system. It is grown the same and is the same as normal green tea except that to call it matcha and increase the benifits it is covered and grown in the shade. It tastes just like green tea only stronger, the difference being is that this is ground into a very fine powder so you only need a very small amount. To make it you have to whisk it until it has a frothy top this is done with a bamboo whisk. I tried it with a small metal whisk but it is just not the same, a bamboo whisk is definitely much better. It can also be used in almost all cooking, soups, sauces, cakes, ice cream. Or just sprinkle onto your food, it is very versatile. In japan you can buy cakes,matcha latte, chocolate and matcha sweets, without all the sugar of course much less sweet than our products.
  13. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    This is some delicious matcha. The ginger adds a pleasant zing served hot or on ice (though with the warm weather we’ve been enjoying i have especially loved it on ice). Even following the instructions it needs some swishing around as you drink as there is some residue that remains even after vigorous whisking, but when done between each drink it works out just fine. It also offers a good amount of caffeine, so on the mornings i’ve had matcha instead of coffee i haven’t noticed any difference or ill effects.
    1. This is some delicious matcha. The ginger adds a pleasant zing served hot or on ice (though with the warm weather we’ve been enjoying i have especially loved it on ice). Even following the instructions it needs some swishing around as you drink as there is some residue that remains even after vigorous whisking, but when done between each drink it works out just fine. It also offers a good amount of caffeine, so on the mornings i’ve had matcha instead of coffee i haven’t noticed any difference or ill effects.
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    Having been drinking too much coffee and being conscious of having a healthy lifestyle in most of the other areas i needed a refreshing hot cuppa to drink and bloom appealed to me immediately because of its health benefits, i tried it and its wonderful, refreshing flavour is my regular pick me up now everyday.
  15. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Having been drinking too much coffee and being conscious of having a healthy lifestyle in most of the other areas i needed a refreshing hot cuppa to drink and bloom appealed to me immediately because of its health benefits, i tried it and its wonderful, refreshing flavour is my regular pick me up now everyday.
  16. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Clean, healthy, easy to use and tastes great. I’ve been searching for a matcha powder for a while which can be used in a range of different drinks and recipes. As a keen baker i wanted to find a powder which works not only in a morning tea mixed just with water but also a tea that works in baking and more specifically cakes. This bloom matcha ticked all the right boxes and is easy to drink in the morning with a very light almost creamy taste and without the usual bitterness of green tea. In cake a little goes a long way and it worked well in cup cakes with a lemon icing. I’d highly reccomend it for anyone looking to get into matcha.
    1. Clean, healthy, easy to use and tastes great. I’ve been searching for a matcha powder for a while which can be used in a range of different drinks and recipes. As a keen baker i wanted to find a powder which works not only in a morning tea mixed just with water but also a tea that works in baking and more specifically cakes. This bloom matcha ticked all the right boxes and is easy to drink in the morning with a very light almost creamy taste and without the usual bitterness of green tea. In cake a little goes a long way and it worked well in cup cakes with a lemon icing. I’d highly reccomend it for anyone looking to get into matcha.
  17. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Bloom mindpower matcha (30g). I became interested in matcha after watching the tv programme, “the truth about superfoods”. I have been drinking green tea for many years and i wanted to try matcha. I have green tea teabags with matcha and that is quite drinkable. This green tea is an acquired taste, drinking it straight as a tea may not be for everyone but adding to smoothies is definitely worth a try. Matcha is an expensive product, due to the intensive harvesting and process by which they create the powder. This pot is good value and will last, the spatula provided is helpful. I am sold on the health benefits of matcha, i try to get as many antioxidant sources into my diet as possible.
  18. This review is from : BLOOM Mindpower Matcha (30g)

    Bloom mindpower matcha (30g). I became interested in matcha after watching the tv programme, “the truth about superfoods”. I have been drinking green tea for many years and i wanted to try matcha. I have green tea teabags with matcha and that is quite drinkable. This green tea is an acquired taste, drinking it straight as a tea may not be for everyone but adding to smoothies is definitely worth a try. Matcha is an expensive product, due to the intensive harvesting and process by which they create the powder. This pot is good value and will last, the spatula provided is helpful. I am sold on the health benefits of matcha, i try to get as many antioxidant sources into my diet as possible.

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