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This week is a week of reviews. I have got a lot of products to try and write about. This will be exciting! Stick around!

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One of the products that I have recently received for a review is Midori Spring Ceremonial (GOLD) Matcha Green Tea. I am so happy I did! I am not much of matcha drinker myself, I haven’t really got into it.

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I used to work in a tea store in Vancouver years ago, and that is where I learned about matcha tea for the first time. I have never seen matcha, or heard about it before. In the tea store I learned how to drink matcha tea. Typically, you need a special bowl and a whisk to mix it with water. I don’t really have any of those at home as I don’t drink this tea regularly.

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Basically, matcha tea is actual tea leaves that are ground up. This is different from the usual green or black tea we are accustomed to drinking, where tea leaves are brewed and discarded. When you drink matcha tea you actually ingest the tea leaves themselves. This means that you want to make sure you pick he absolutely best product, without any chemicals. Some chemicals are often used in mass processing of matcha tea, so it is absolutely important to pick out Organic variety of matcha tea to buy. Midori Spring Matcha Gold Class Ceremonial Tea is exactly that – it is, in fact, certified USDA organic.

It is also known with matcha tea that the best teas come from Japan, so it is best to purchase a product that was grown in Japan. Midori Spring Matcha Gold Class Ceremonial Tea originates from Japan, mostly Aichi, Kagoshima region.

Another important quality in matcha tea is ensuring that it is ceremonial grade. From the name of it, it is easy to understand that ceremonial tea is primarily used for ceremonial tea drinking, not your usual grab and go style. When you take time to enjoy your tea as a ritual, as a time of the day you put all other issues aside and proceed with your ceremony of tea drinking, you know you will want to get the absolutely best tea you can truly enjoy. Midori Spring Matcha Gold Class Ceremonial Tea will suit this purpose perfectly – it is a more expensive ceremonial tea variety. This tea retails for $24.97 for 30 g or 1.06 ounces of tea on Amazon. This is definitely the type of tea that you want to savor, and enjoy. Only the best tea in Japan gets to receive this ceremonial grade.

I am so glad to be able to be chosen by the company to review this Midori Spring Matcha Gold Class Ceremonial Tea product! I understand that I am truly privileged to experience matcha green tea powder by Midori Spring Matcha. However, I am an inexperienced matcha drinker, and to be honest, I don’t really like to drink matcha as it is supposed to be drunk. I believe that matcha tea is an acquired taste, and I do not possess an ability to truly enjoy it. The product, however, is truly incredible. I envy people who can enjoy drinking it, I want to be one of them, and so I decided to try to get used to the flavor of matcha tea, and become (hopefully) part of this matcha drinking culture.

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This was easy to pick out a recipe to try with matcha tea powder by Midori. Just the other week I posted a picture of a drink I have been hooked on by Starbucks. This is a Seahawks devoted beverage we get here in Washington. Helps that both Seahawks and Starbucks originate from here to get a great drink from a favorite coffee chain. So, anyway, I decided to re-create this drink that I like using the ingredients that I have. And, here is an added bonus – this drink is made with matcha green tea powder, so what a great way to try to re-create my favorite drink using this ceremonial premium quality Midori Spring Matcha Gold Class Ceremonial Tea!

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Blueberry Matcha Green Tea Vanilla Bean Frappuccino – my take

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Serves: 1.5 cups

This is a favorite drink I re-created

Ingredients
  • ice cubes – ½ a cup
  • ¾ cups of So Delicious Vanilla Bean dairy-free ice-cream
  • 1.5 splashes of sugar-free Toluna (or any other similar) vanilla syrup
  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1 cup of soy milk, or coconut almond milk that I used, preferably vanilla flavored
  • ¼ cup of wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ teaspoon of Midori Spring Matcha Gold Class Ceremonial Tea

Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients well in a blender. Taste and adjust flavors/sugar content if necessary.
  2. I find the dairy-free ice-cream together with espresso to be a bit bitter, so it is possible that you may need to add more sweetness to taste.

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I see a lot of chefs incorporate matcha green tea into cooking and baking projects. While this may not be the best way to use matcha green tea powder, I think this is a good way to get used to the flavor. I really enjoyed my blueberry matcha tea drink, and I took it with me for my stroller walk with my baby. I felt so great that I was able to re-create a drink I enjoyed, and even improved it with adding my favorite ice-cream.

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I am looking forward to using matcha green tea powder by Midori Spring in some baking recipes in the next few weeks as well. Not sure about the recipe yet, but I know it will be delicious because of the quality of this matcha green tea.

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If you are interested in making matcha tea at home, Midori Spring has a great video about how to properly enjoy your matcha tea here.
Please visit http://www.midorispring.com/perfect-matcha-brew/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5uCNHcvp7A

You can read more about Midori Spring Matcha Gold Class Ceremonial Tea product here
Please visit http://www.midorispring.com/faq/

I have received a product for free for this review. All opinions in this post are my honest opinions.

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