Bloom Teas London BLOOM Supercharge Matcha, Versatile and tasty green tea powder

I love this matcha, not only does it mix well and taste amazing, it also gives a great little energy boost without being loaded in caffeine or misty ingredients.

Natural alternative for an energy hit. This is perfect for my post lunch slump, and probably better for me that copious amounts of black coffee or the energy drink equivalent. Containing guarana and gara root, often seen ingredients in energy bars in healthful stores, it is easy to make, and tastes fine. Although still a little grassy, anyone who has had wheat or barley grass should not be deterred. All you need is half a teaspoon of the match in half a mug of 80c water and mix. I have never really obtained the frothy head that is indicated in the instructions, so maybe my whisking technique needs a little work. I prefer mine hot, and sip the smooth liquid before it cools too much. You can add to smoothies or other drinks, or even pour over ice with a little extra water and lemon. Whilst i can’t say that i’m supercharged, it seems to be as effective as my usual strong coffee.

BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

  • Organic Japanese Matcha – Ceremonial Grade.
  • Boosted with maca root and guarana for all-natural energy.
  • Naturally fat and salt free, no added sugars, high in; fibre, protein, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and 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.

Excellent quality matcha with superfood additions. Matcha tea – a powdered japanese green tea – is very much the flavour of the year – it seems to be everywhere at the moment, recommended for its supposed great health benefits, packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The traditional way to drink it is whisked into freshly drawn, freshly boiled water – if you’re a purist, you can use a traditional bamboo whisk, my matcha-fan friend uses a battery-powered mini whisk. It seems the resulting drink is loved by some and loathed by many and i am definitely in the latter camp. I’ve had this tea several times at my friend’s house – she lived in japan so i’m sure she’s doing everything correctly but the resulting beverage is always bitter and thoroughly disgusting with as much appeal as pond slime. It has to be drunk very hot too, and quite quickly, or the tea settles in the shallow cup/bowl in a layer of sludge. Basically, i do not like matcha drunk the traditional way so i can’t comment on how good a matcha this is when drunk like that. Thus particular matcha has added guarana and maca root (another of those apparently super—foods that are all the rage at the moment; i believe its a sort of general pick me up). It seems a slightly darker green than regular matcha, but you still get the same intense colour boost from it as regular matcha if you use it in drinks or cooking (my friend adds it to meringues and macarons for its extraordinary colour). It smells very good, sweet and nutty and less bitter on the tongue than the powdered matcha i’m accustomed to.

Another bloom-in’ fine matcha. I have tried a few different matchas in the bloom range now and they are all very good. I have to say i haven’t (yet?) noticed any particular spring in my step from the added ingredients here, but i shall try a few more times and report back. Certainly both maca and guarana are logical inclusions for a bit of extra get up and go and don’t detract from the (excellent) taste of this product. It also comes in very friendly, premium packaging – as a fine powder, you’ll appreciate the glass jar.

Its best when drunk as tea, simply add hot water for a refreshing drink, the taste and smell is similar to regular green tea, like green tea the taste takes a little getting used to, and like green tea i only take this every so often. This particular infusion contains guarana which is a wonderful source energy, it really does work as a pick me up either in the morning or when you are starting to flag. I would highly recommend this product both for its refreshing quality and also with the energy boosting natural additives.

BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g) : I love matcha, and bloom matcha is great because it has the handy added bonus of superfood powders while never compromising on quality matcha powder. I would definitely recommend as an alternative to coffee.

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  1. Tastes ok, does give you a boost. Me and my brother tried drinking this made into an iced tea in the morning, as recommended. It was ok, in a grassy kind of way. Much better in a green smoothie the next day however ( kiwi, pear, spinach and mint). I did feel pleasantly energised most of the day, in a gentle sustained way. My brother went to the gym and set a personal best for the rowing machine, and he thinks this product may have helped him. I think this stuff does actually give you a nice gentle boost, which is perfect for every day use.
    1. Tastes ok, does give you a boost. Me and my brother tried drinking this made into an iced tea in the morning, as recommended. It was ok, in a grassy kind of way. Much better in a green smoothie the next day however ( kiwi, pear, spinach and mint). I did feel pleasantly energised most of the day, in a gentle sustained way. My brother went to the gym and set a personal best for the rowing machine, and he thinks this product may have helped him. I think this stuff does actually give you a nice gentle boost, which is perfect for every day use.
  2. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Who need coffee when you have matcha. . Adding half a teaspoon of matcha powder to my juice in the morning gives me the boost and get up and go i need to start the day. Not being a coffee drinker, this for me is a healthy caffeine alternative full of antioxidants that the japanese have sworn by for years. It’s just the kick i need to get me going in the morning or when that afternoon slump hits. It stops the 4pm sugar cravings and give me a shot of energy to get me through the rest of the day. I have also added it to smoothies but my favourite is mixing it with some heated almond milk. It can be bitter for some so try adding a little maple syrup or honey to sweeten. My husband even brought me an electric hand whisk to make my matcha almond milk properly frothy.
  3. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Who need coffee when you have matcha. . Adding half a teaspoon of matcha powder to my juice in the morning gives me the boost and get up and go i need to start the day. Not being a coffee drinker, this for me is a healthy caffeine alternative full of antioxidants that the japanese have sworn by for years. It’s just the kick i need to get me going in the morning or when that afternoon slump hits. It stops the 4pm sugar cravings and give me a shot of energy to get me through the rest of the day. I have also added it to smoothies but my favourite is mixing it with some heated almond milk. It can be bitter for some so try adding a little maple syrup or honey to sweeten. My husband even brought me an electric hand whisk to make my matcha almond milk properly frothy.
    1. Way too early to say how effective this is, but a spoonful sprinkled on your breakfast does seem to give a bit of a kickstart to your day. As a drink i found the taste quite unpleasant, but then i don’t like tea and never drink it, but on cereals or fruit or on marmalade and toast the taste isn’t very noticeable so i found it much more palatable. My wife, who’s more into this sort of thing, thought it was okay, but not enough to include it in her daily diet in future. Lots of good things in it, but at a pretty high price, and really it’s difficult to know whether it’s doing you any good or not.
      1. Way too early to say how effective this is, but a spoonful sprinkled on your breakfast does seem to give a bit of a kickstart to your day. As a drink i found the taste quite unpleasant, but then i don’t like tea and never drink it, but on cereals or fruit or on marmalade and toast the taste isn’t very noticeable so i found it much more palatable. My wife, who’s more into this sort of thing, thought it was okay, but not enough to include it in her daily diet in future. Lots of good things in it, but at a pretty high price, and really it’s difficult to know whether it’s doing you any good or not.
  4. I don’t normally drink any hot drinks – tea, coffee etc – that contain caffeine, so drinking my first cup of this definitely gave me a nice zingy boost. I don’t dislike the taste, neither would i say i enjoy every mouthful. In spite of the instructions i have never succeeded, in spite of whisking and whisking, in creating a froth. It could be our very hard water. I am aware that the ingredients are beneficial so i am happy to drink one cup a day when i get to work, and especially if i have a meeting i need to concentrate in, or just generally a situation where i feel my system needs a boost. I can honestly say that while i have been drinking the matcha i have felt more energised and my skin looks great too. I did try it in yoghurt – never again. To be perfectly honest i could not normally justify myself spending that much money on tea, however who knows, once this jar is finished i might just miss it enough to change my mind.
    1. I don’t normally drink any hot drinks – tea, coffee etc – that contain caffeine, so drinking my first cup of this definitely gave me a nice zingy boost. I don’t dislike the taste, neither would i say i enjoy every mouthful. In spite of the instructions i have never succeeded, in spite of whisking and whisking, in creating a froth. It could be our very hard water. I am aware that the ingredients are beneficial so i am happy to drink one cup a day when i get to work, and especially if i have a meeting i need to concentrate in, or just generally a situation where i feel my system needs a boost. I can honestly say that while i have been drinking the matcha i have felt more energised and my skin looks great too. I did try it in yoghurt – never again. To be perfectly honest i could not normally justify myself spending that much money on tea, however who knows, once this jar is finished i might just miss it enough to change my mind.
  5. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Versatile and tasty green tea powder. Bloom supercharge matcha tea is a great alternative to coffee. Although i don’t plan on giving up my regular morning coffee, this is ideal for late morning or early afternoon. It contains 85% green tea, 10% maca root and 5% guarana. Maca and guarana are both energy-boosting plants from south america and are reputed to have certain health properties. Along with the high antioxidants in green tea, this tea has a lot of beneficial properties. You prepare it by whisking half a teaspoon in 80 degree water, but it can also be made as ice tea or used in puddings (matcha chocolate brownies, anyone?) as well as whisked into juice or smoothies. As for the taste, it has a grassier taste than the bloom monitor peppermint and lime flavour which i’ve also tried and enjoyed. If you like green tea as i do, you’re bound to like this.
  6. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Versatile and tasty green tea powder. Bloom supercharge matcha tea is a great alternative to coffee. Although i don’t plan on giving up my regular morning coffee, this is ideal for late morning or early afternoon. It contains 85% green tea, 10% maca root and 5% guarana. Maca and guarana are both energy-boosting plants from south america and are reputed to have certain health properties. Along with the high antioxidants in green tea, this tea has a lot of beneficial properties. You prepare it by whisking half a teaspoon in 80 degree water, but it can also be made as ice tea or used in puddings (matcha chocolate brownies, anyone?) as well as whisked into juice or smoothies. As for the taste, it has a grassier taste than the bloom monitor peppermint and lime flavour which i’ve also tried and enjoyed. If you like green tea as i do, you’re bound to like this.
    1. Very good value ceremonial quality matcha. For those who don’t know matcha, it is a concentrated form of green tea with very high levels of catechins and polyphenols which are thought to protect against cancer and other age related deterioration. They are also said to be energy boosting and mind boosting but there is little scientific evidence of that. It comes in two main grades, culinary grade and ceremonial grade (for the japanese tea ceremony), the latter being more expensive and tasting better. However, whether anyone seriously drinks it for the flavour is questionable. Even the best matchas taste very bitter and grassy. I have compared this with five other matchas from bloom, two other ceremonial grade matchas and one culinary grade. This is one of the least bitter and best value for money. If you aren’t convinced by maca and guarana, they do a plain one which is good and one with ginseng.
      1. Very good value ceremonial quality matcha. For those who don’t know matcha, it is a concentrated form of green tea with very high levels of catechins and polyphenols which are thought to protect against cancer and other age related deterioration. They are also said to be energy boosting and mind boosting but there is little scientific evidence of that. It comes in two main grades, culinary grade and ceremonial grade (for the japanese tea ceremony), the latter being more expensive and tasting better. However, whether anyone seriously drinks it for the flavour is questionable. Even the best matchas taste very bitter and grassy. I have compared this with five other matchas from bloom, two other ceremonial grade matchas and one culinary grade. This is one of the least bitter and best value for money. If you aren’t convinced by maca and guarana, they do a plain one which is good and one with ginseng.
  7. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Rather good quality green tea with a few added “superfood” ingredients. Rather good quality green tea with a few added “superfood” ingredients, the benefits of which i’m a little suspicious of, but they seem to do little to alter the taste (which is grassy and a little bitter – perhaps an acquired taste). It’s not a very big pot for the price, although i understand that matcha is in general very expensive.
    1. Rather good quality green tea with a few added “superfood” ingredients. Rather good quality green tea with a few added “superfood” ingredients, the benefits of which i’m a little suspicious of, but they seem to do little to alter the taste (which is grassy and a little bitter – perhaps an acquired taste). It’s not a very big pot for the price, although i understand that matcha is in general very expensive.
      1. Absolutely loving this supercharge bloom matcha. Have been adding it to my morning porridge everyday. Love the taste; it’s full of flavour and not at all bitter. It also blends into matcha lattes so well, without leaving a residue of matcha at the bottom. I’m always full of energy after having this matcha too.
  8. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Absolutely loving this supercharge bloom matcha. Have been adding it to my morning porridge everyday. Love the taste; it’s full of flavour and not at all bitter. It also blends into matcha lattes so well, without leaving a residue of matcha at the bottom. I’m always full of energy after having this matcha too.
    1. 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. A green, not bitter and basic flavour, a bit like spinach but i like it. I will definitely be getting this one again.
      1. 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. A green, not bitter and basic flavour, a bit like spinach but i like it. I will definitely be getting this one again.
  9. I have never really tried anything like this before and if you haven’t then be prepared for it to not taste that great. I failed to get the frothy tea it claims you can have so i just sprinkle it in orange juice and take it as a shot when i feel like i need a bit of a boost. I have had days with and days without and i so far feel like it does have an impact. One day i didn’t take it i fell asleep on the sofa. So i am happy to continue with this product and hope i can think of a better way to consume it.
  10. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    I have never really tried anything like this before and if you haven’t then be prepared for it to not taste that great. I failed to get the frothy tea it claims you can have so i just sprinkle it in orange juice and take it as a shot when i feel like i need a bit of a boost. I have had days with and days without and i so far feel like it does have an impact. One day i didn’t take it i fell asleep on the sofa. So i am happy to continue with this product and hope i can think of a better way to consume it.
    1. The finely ground powder in this little black glass jar looks and smells very much like powdered wheatgrass. You add 1/4 teaspoon or 4 scoops from a handy little paddle that is attached to the outside of the jar to hot but not boiling water and whisk the tea to make a froth on the top but i haven’t managed to do that yet, i suppose it takes practice and you would need a bamboo whisk or one of those tiny mechanical whisks to achieve it although i don’t think it would make a difference to the taste, it is still a refreshing cuppa. The tea can be drunk hot or cold or added to other foods such as juices, smoothies, jelly or anything else that you want to add it to. It tastes really fresh and contains caffeine so it gives you a little boost when you drink it. I think it is a bit pricey but you only use such a small amount for a really refreshing brew so i suppose it is worth the price.
  11. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    The finely ground powder in this little black glass jar looks and smells very much like powdered wheatgrass. You add 1/4 teaspoon or 4 scoops from a handy little paddle that is attached to the outside of the jar to hot but not boiling water and whisk the tea to make a froth on the top but i haven’t managed to do that yet, i suppose it takes practice and you would need a bamboo whisk or one of those tiny mechanical whisks to achieve it although i don’t think it would make a difference to the taste, it is still a refreshing cuppa. The tea can be drunk hot or cold or added to other foods such as juices, smoothies, jelly or anything else that you want to add it to. It tastes really fresh and contains caffeine so it gives you a little boost when you drink it. I think it is a bit pricey but you only use such a small amount for a really refreshing brew so i suppose it is worth the price.
    1. Ceremonial grade green tea, with a booster. . I am reviewing the bloom supercharge matcha (30g). Here are my thoughts:^^ this supercharge matcha is a ceremonial grade, very fine powder that can be mixed, eaten or drunk in a variety of ways. ^^ the ingredients within are organic japanese matcha with maca root and guarana for an all-natural energy boost. ^^ this mix is aimed at supercharging, so it is ideal each morning as a booster to get going. ^^ i find the taste okay to eat mixed plainly with just water, and as iced tea, however, i find it easier to take it mixed with a green smoothie or added to something else, as it is an acquired taste and not sweet tasting. ^^ if you have never tried matcha before it is very green and grassy. Lots of people add something like honey to sweeten it up, but i do prefer to refrain from adding sugar because of the extra calories. That’s way a green smoothie is an ideal way of taking this, grassy flavoured drink. ^^ it is very good for you and has lots of other beneficial qualities.
  12. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Ceremonial grade green tea, with a booster. . I am reviewing the bloom supercharge matcha (30g). Here are my thoughts:^^ this supercharge matcha is a ceremonial grade, very fine powder that can be mixed, eaten or drunk in a variety of ways. ^^ the ingredients within are organic japanese matcha with maca root and guarana for an all-natural energy boost. ^^ this mix is aimed at supercharging, so it is ideal each morning as a booster to get going. ^^ i find the taste okay to eat mixed plainly with just water, and as iced tea, however, i find it easier to take it mixed with a green smoothie or added to something else, as it is an acquired taste and not sweet tasting. ^^ if you have never tried matcha before it is very green and grassy. Lots of people add something like honey to sweeten it up, but i do prefer to refrain from adding sugar because of the extra calories. That’s way a green smoothie is an ideal way of taking this, grassy flavoured drink. ^^ it is very good for you and has lots of other beneficial qualities.
    1. Pure matcha taste, with a noticeable boost. This variety of bloom’s matcha range contains 10% maca root and 5% guarana, which is the important addition in this variety as it typically contains nearly double the amount of caffeine that coffee does and is slow release, so that is also why it is in a relatively small amount here. How they derive the powder is not explained on the packaging however, as it is only the seeds of the berry that contain the caffeine. Maca root is generally known as a stimulant too and gives good results when taken in capsule form. The supercharge smells just like their absolute matcha variety, and also has the same vibrant green colour and smooth, light consistency. It whips and froths up nicely using a bamboo whisk and the froth holds up just as well as the plain matcha variety does. I don’t detect any difference in taste either, it’s just as mellow as the plain stuff, with that similar grassy/nettle tinge to the green tea base flavour. I was surprised at the boost i felt on drinking a cup actually, as i didn’t expect much. But i haven’t had an energy drink for years and i’ll never go near red bull again so maybe i wasn’t used to it, but in the cups i’ve had since i’ve also got that sharp feeling and feel alert, it’s natural to assume that a placebo effect is in operation here, but i really do think this does what it says it does. Overall i think it’s a very nice tasting and useful matcha.
  13. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Pure matcha taste, with a noticeable boost. This variety of bloom’s matcha range contains 10% maca root and 5% guarana, which is the important addition in this variety as it typically contains nearly double the amount of caffeine that coffee does and is slow release, so that is also why it is in a relatively small amount here. How they derive the powder is not explained on the packaging however, as it is only the seeds of the berry that contain the caffeine. Maca root is generally known as a stimulant too and gives good results when taken in capsule form. The supercharge smells just like their absolute matcha variety, and also has the same vibrant green colour and smooth, light consistency. It whips and froths up nicely using a bamboo whisk and the froth holds up just as well as the plain matcha variety does. I don’t detect any difference in taste either, it’s just as mellow as the plain stuff, with that similar grassy/nettle tinge to the green tea base flavour. I was surprised at the boost i felt on drinking a cup actually, as i didn’t expect much. But i haven’t had an energy drink for years and i’ll never go near red bull again so maybe i wasn’t used to it, but in the cups i’ve had since i’ve also got that sharp feeling and feel alert, it’s natural to assume that a placebo effect is in operation here, but i really do think this does what it says it does. Overall i think it’s a very nice tasting and useful matcha.
    1. Matcha newbie – love the taste – yet to get the texture. I’m a complete newbie to matcha, but am a leaf green tea drinker. First, i tried the recipe for iced tea suggested on the label of this, and although i loved the green tea taste, i didn’t like the muddy texture of the drink on its own – it’s essentially a powder suspension. I have since stirred some into juice and that was absolutely fine, and i plan to cook with some. This particular tea appears to be high quality – very fine powder. I’ve just yet to master how to use it to its best advantage.
  14. This review is from : BLOOM Supercharge Matcha (30g)

    Matcha newbie – love the taste – yet to get the texture. I’m a complete newbie to matcha, but am a leaf green tea drinker. First, i tried the recipe for iced tea suggested on the label of this, and although i loved the green tea taste, i didn’t like the muddy texture of the drink on its own – it’s essentially a powder suspension. I have since stirred some into juice and that was absolutely fine, and i plan to cook with some. This particular tea appears to be high quality – very fine powder. I’ve just yet to master how to use it to its best advantage.

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