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Mandarin Matcha from Zoomdweebies


Mandarin Matcha from ZoomdweebiesAh… now this is lovely!  I haven’t come across many flavored Matcha teas.  I do come across a flavored blend of teas that includes Matcha every now and then, but it is far less common to find a flavored Japanese Matcha tea – with Matcha as the sole tea in the blend.

So I was very excited to try this flavored Matcha from Zoomdweebies.  And I am not disappointed.  The mandarin orange flavor is a nice pairing with the vegetative qualities of the Matcha.   The orange flavor is not strong and does not overwhelm the cup.  I would say it’s more of an accent flavor to the sweet Matcha. There is also an agreeable bitterness to the Matcha.  I generally prepare it a little thick, because I like the way it coats my palate.

Zoomdweebies had this to say about their Mandarin Matcha

Now THIS is a special treat! Japanese Matcha with real freeze dried orange sections (we pulverized them in an attempt to make the pieces as fine as the matcha, so you might not be able to see them, but we promise, they are there) and natural orange flavoring.

If you’ve never had matcha before, it is a stone-ground green tea from Japan, traditionally served in Japanese tea ceremonies. Preparation involves whisking the powder into hot (NOT boiling) water to create a frothy green tea.

As with all of our Tea of the Week blends, this is a limited edition blend, and it’s likely to go FAST, so get yours while you can!

I love my chawan!

For those of you who have read some of my reviews in the past, you might be scratching your head right now and wondering what I’m doing drinking Matcha… after all, I’ve proclaimed more than once that I really don’t care for grassy-tasting green teas, and Matcha can definitely taste grassy!  Well, it is true that I generally do not like a strongly vegetative green tea, I make an exception when it comes to Matcha.  The sweet flavor of Matcha is so enchanting, and I love the slight twinge of bitterness it leaves in the aftertaste.  Plus… it’s really fun to whisk it up and drink out of my beautiful chawan that I purchased on Etsy from PatsPottery!

As I write this, there are just three 2-ounce packages of the Mandarin Matcha left, and I don’t know if they’re planning on reblending it – so, if you’re a fan of Matcha, you better hurry and procure your own pouch of mandarin goodness!  You’ll thank me!

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5 Comments Join the Discussion

  1. Comment by March 12, 2010 @ 1:05 pm
    Mystic Silks said:

    Congrats Pat!!~

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  2. Comment by March 13, 2010 @ 2:20 am
    efi warsh said:

    Pat’s handmade clay pottery is perfect!!!
    The details, the colors, the elegance…
    Just perfect!!!

    Reply

  3. Comment by March 13, 2010 @ 6:04 am
    Christine said:

    Very nice post. I love the chawan by Pat.

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  4. Comment by March 21, 2010 @ 5:02 pm
    Sara said:

    This blend is actually made by 52teas, not Zoomdweebies. They are parent/co-companies along with ManTeas. Zoomdweebies is also the name of their Tea Bar.

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    The Tea Guru Reply:

    Hi Sara, yep, I did a lot of research into them when I first heard about them a year ago or so. We use Zoomdweebies as the company name simply because we had to pick one or the other, and 52teas.com produces the limited edition teas which are usually sold out by the time the review gets published here, while the teas at zoomdweebies are nearly always in stock, which is why we chose to say “from zoomdweebies” rather than from 52 teas. Zoomdweebies has TONS of links from their site to 52 teas, and there is usually also a link to the direct 52 teas page of the tea in the review (like if you click the photo)

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