Sunday, April 27, 2014

White Matcha Tea Review


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 
I have a new flavor of tea to share with you from Red Leaf Tea and it's the White Matcha Tea. Yes, I said White! I know I was a little puzzled over that too since I thought all Matcha Tea was green but this one is called White, which is still a contradiction as it does not come out white, but black.
 
The health benefits of White Matcha include:
  • High antioxidant count to kill free radicals in the blood stream
  • Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer
  • Decreases fine lines and wrinkles in the skin
  • Helps maintain a beautiful complexion
  • Has only one percent (1%) caffeine content of coffee
  • Only 4 calories per serving


This picture came out a little dark, but it's actually a green color, which in of itself is a little confusing since it's White Matcha Tea, but take my word for it, once I spooned in some in very hot water, it turned a nice light brown, just like a good black tea would. It did kind of taste like black tea too but with a slightly different taste. It was actually very tasty and very smooth.

Here's how Red Leaf Tea described the taste:

Its flavor is quite mild with a vague natural sweetness. It is lightly malty and does not have a grassy taste like some teas do. White Tea is delicate with a slight perfume-like taste.

What can White Matcha Tea help with?
  • Immune System Immune System
  • Antioxidants Antioxidants
  • Blood Pressure Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol Cholesterol
  • Digestion Digestion
  • Antibacterial Antibacterial
  • Aging Aging
  • Anticancer Anticancer

  • Note: None of the statements in this web site should be construed as dispensing medical advice, making claims regarding the cure of diseases. Please always check with your doctor before taking anything new because I don't know your health history and would hate to have anything happen to you.
      
     
    Now, I didn't hardly add any to mine because I wasn't sure how it would come out, but you can play with the dosage to get it darker if you want. That is the beauty of having powdered tea because you can add as little as you want or as much as you want. This was a little weak for me and I will add more the next time. It's all about experimenting until you find the perfect cup for you! 
     
    How Red Leaf Tea makes White Matcha Tea:
    White Matcha is made in exactly the same way as regular Green Tea Matcha is made: stone ground to a fine powder. But we have done it with White Tea. Why would we offer you a White Matcha? For people who like Matcha Tea in its original form as a Green Tea, you know how flavorful and pure it is. We want to give that to all tea lovers. Whether you like Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea or any other kind of tea, we want you to experience the Matcha in different flavors.

    What does stone grinding do for tea leaves? It is quite simple. This is special process that does not take away from the flavor or take away any of the health benefits of original tea leaves. Basically with the stone grinding process, you are getting the highest quality tea in its purest form outside of just having straight from the tea tree. It is simple and straightforward, leaving tea leaves with tons of flavor and amazing healthful qualities.
    White Matcha Tea does not contain:

     *Artificial Coloring
     *Sweeteners
     *Preservatives
     *MSG/Chemical Additives

    I think you will really love the nice, smooth and really great taste of this new kind of Matcha Tea. It really was quite good and once I got over the sight of seeing the green powder and then the tea coming out brownish instead of white, I didn't think twice about drinking it or making more. I just wish I could get my husband to drink tea, it's much better for him that all those cokes and coffee that he drinks all the time.

    Oh, you are suppose to whisk the White Matcha Tea until it foams, which of course, I did not do. I just mixed mine in slowly and made it look like a normal cup of tea. But, if you want the original version of White Matcha Tea, here are the directions:

    Traditional:

    As a hot tea, White Matcha's penetrating smell and amazing flavor really come to life. To enjoy White Matcha as a hot tea:
    1. Bring your White Matcha powder to room temperature [18°C (64°F) to 23°C (73°F)], and sift through a strainer.
    2. Scoop 1 ½ to 2 rounded teaspoons of sifted White Matcha into a tea bowl or cup
    3. Add ¼ to 1/3 cup of hot, simmering water (this may be more or less diluted based on your preference).
    4. Briskly whisk your White Matcha. As the Matcha begins to dissolve, move the whisk briskly back and forth as fast as you can in the middle of the bowl or cup. The whisk should be vertical and barely touching the bottom of the bowl or cup. Once your Matcha has developed a soft, light foam, slowly lift the whisk from the center of the bowl or cup.
    5. Enjoy your frothy, healthy cup of hot White Matcha Gree tea!
      Traditional with a chill:
    1. White Matcha is excellent as a chilled or iced tea, perfect for hot summer days and when you're on the run. To prepare chilled or iced White Matcha-
    2. Get a 16 oz water bottle or glass that accomodates 16 oz.
    3. Measure ¼ teaspoon (or more if you like) into the bottle or cup with 16 oz of cold water. If you've opened a new bottle, be sure to sip a little so you don't overfill it!
    4. Shake or stir vigorously to dissolve the White Matcha powder.
    5. Drink immediately, pour over ice or refrigerate.
    6. If desired, add a sugar substitute or honey to sweeten it to y our liking.
    Remember, this is your tea and however you wish to drink it, is really up to you. Experiment and see which way you like it best. I have even made mine with crushed ice like an Icee or Slushee and then added Non Fat Whipped Cream on top to resemble a Milkshake. I did that to stop the craving of either that or a Starbucks Frappuccino and it worked, too! Let your imagination run wild and find new and exciting ways to drink your tea and never get bored with it!

    About Red Leaf Tea:
    Simply put, we are the number 1 exotic tea provider out there. But how did we get where we are today? By making a few mistakes along the way. Red Leaf Tea was established in 2008 with the concept of providing a trusted source of unique and exotic teas.  Up until 2009 we were still making mistakes as any new company would.  
    However we are now running a smooth cup of tea. Don’t worry, we are still a very small company so we won’t be taking our eye off the ball any time soon. Our CEO hasn’t made millions and you won’t see him in a Mercedes any time soon either. These things take time, just like our high quality products.
    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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