I have finally gotten around to trying the matcha sample that teapigsUS sent me and man oh, man it is delicious! I had two packets so I was able to try it several times - the flavor was always outstanding!
Teapigs recommends you try it as a shot and I followed their directions and used water first and then tried it with orange juice which was pretty delicious, too! Because matcha is incredibly good for you I continued using the sample throughout my day at work.
The whisk you see above is a matcha whisk that helps make sure all of the clumps are melted in the water and is also used in the traditional Japanese tea ritual. I got my whisk from Teavana but Teapigs has a really awesome electric matcha whisk that is on my wishlist!
If you have never tried matcha, it is a high concentrate green tea powder chock full of catechins, amino acid l-theanine and beta carotene! It has a very rich and creamy flavor and is great iced, hot or blended. Many people use steamed milk to make green tea lattes which is a yummy treat; Also, you can cook with matcha! Green tea brownies FTW!
Good matcha can be pricey but it is definitely worth it and this stuff lasts awhile be since you usually use small amounts. This matcha is priced at $34.99.
I rate this matcha from teapigs a 5 out 5 stars!
Want to learn more about matcha? Check out this infographic.