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.