Initially i was dubious about this drink as its opaque, slime green colour resembles a potion. I was pleasantly surprised as it has a fresh flavour which is richer (has depth rather than strength) than green teas. The pot is tiny, but you only need about half a tea-spoon per cup and it is recommended that you only have one cup a day.
A great flavoured version of the traditional matcha drink. Matcha tea is relatively new to us here in the uk but i first heard about it a few months ago after hearing about it on a c4 programme and read up on it, it’s genuinely high in anti oxidants and has the potential for health benefits. I originally tried the basic non flavoured matcha, preferring to take it as a hot drink; whisking half a teaspoonful with hot but not boiling water. It produces a lurid green liquid which froths at the top and smells of grass. I took my first sip with trepidation but found it had a relatively pleasant taste, like tea anyway but a smoother flavour, worth pointing out that i’m not a milk and sugar tea drinker in the first place but prefer to drink it as it comes. So, having got used to the natural flavour of matcha, i’ve now had the chance to try a few of the favoured variants and have to say, these are much nicer to drink. It’s the difference between drinking it each morning because i believe it’s good for me, and drinking it because i actually enjoy itthis variant is flavoured with lime and peppermint. I can barely discern the lime but love the hint of mint. My favourite of these for the mornings is the sunrise matcha flavoured with grapefruit and this mojito one has become an afternoon drink that perks me up at work, and also strangely stops me wanting to snackgive it a try.
I’ve never tried matcha before, although i’ve seen it around and know what it is. The idea of having one with lime and mint flavouring sounded pretty appealing, so i figured this was a good place to start. The pot contains 30g of powder, and a small spatula to serve with. The amount you need per drink etc is tiny, so you should get a good 30 servings out of this,i have tried this as a hot drink, an iced drink, and also as a shot so far. I have to say i prefer it hot, but the powder seems to mix better in the cold drink for some reason. I guess you could get the best of both worlds here though; start with a hot drink, then top up with cold for a refreshing iced tea :)in all of the types of drink i tested with, i found the lime flavour to be nowhere to be found, and the mint only coming through occasionally and very faint. The green tea was the dominant flavour for me, but it still made a nice drink. On the flip side of this, my wife also tried this (she also prefers it hot), but the dominant flavour for her was the mint – so the taste you get is clearly a very individual thing. As far as giving an energy boost goes; i found this gave more of a boost in the afternoon compared to if i drank it first thing in the morning, so i would recommend starting with your normal coffee when you wake up, and hitting yourslef with this in the mid afternoon lull. Here are the specifications for the Bloom Teas London BLOOM Mojito Matcha:
- Organic Japanese Matcha – Ceremonial Grade.
- Boosted with peppermint and lime for all-natural digestive support.
- Naturally low in fat, salt and sugars, high in fibre and protein.
- 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.
Different to your usual green tea. This is the first time i have tried matcha green tea. Looking online i found that matcha can be used in many many culinary dishes. Because of the antioxidants which seems to be particularly high in matcha, it is something that seems to be good to have as part of your diet. Matcha is a powder and on the jar it give you the instructions on how to make a cooling drink but you can add it to yoghurts, smoothies, curries, stews, soups, cereals and interestingly ice cream. If you drink it as a tea it is a pungent green green colour with a hint of lime and peppermint. Like tea leaves it does not dissolve into the liquid and you will find powder at the bottom of your mug. The jar comes with a little plastic measuring spatula. Sprinkle it over any dish you fancy and it gives an slight taste and interesting texture to things.
Nice enough for a matcha novice like me. I have previously tried matcha, because it is supposed to be good for you, but i did not like it much. It’s a bit bitter for my taste. The only way i found to drink it is in a matcha smoothie, which can be very pretty. When this came up, i thought it was worth a try, in case the peppermint and lime made the matcha more palatable for me. I think it is okay – maybe a bit less bitter than other matchas i have tried. I am probably not going to become a matcha addict though.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Super-concentrated powdered tea with additives to enhance the flavour
- A great new range of healthy morning drinks – bursting with antioxidants
- Makes for a nice change of pace
A great new range of healthy morning drinks – bursting with antioxidants. The bloom mojito matcha adds lime and peppermint to the already gentle flavour of the matcha bringing a fresh variety to the matcha morning experience. High in antioxidants and much more potent and better tasting than normal green tea; the bloom range of flavoured matcha teas bring a fresh, bright, potent caffeine hit to the morning. Of the teas i’ve tried, the passion fruit tropical and gingko brainboost are my favourite – but everyone will have their own preferencei do notice that my sleep is a bit unsettled since i’ve been drinking it so i’ll be cutting back to only 1/2 teaspoon before midday.
Makes for a nice change of pace. Not my favourite, but it’s good when prepared properly. One must never use boiling water or the taste will be off. So, how should you prepare matcha?1. Place a teaspoon of tea into a small tea sieve. This kind: kitchen craft stainless steel long handled tea strainer- boxed2. Using hot water (turn the kettle off just as it before it goes to a boil), pour slowly through the sieve. Use a small whisk to whisk until frothy. While tradtionally not sweetened, if you wish to make a sweet beverage, add your chosen sweetening agent before whisking.