The three types of matcha they sent me were First Harvest Matcha, Matcha Coconut Latte, and Matcha Almond Latte.
I love to drink tea. I have 2 cabinets at home dedicated to teas and I drink them all day. I’d often have Irish breakfast tea in the morning, genmaicha for lunch, a strong chai in the afternoon, then rooibos or peppermint tea before bed. The right kind of tea can be satisfying, go with every meal, provide energy, or help me relax. I love it when my friends come over and we have an impromptu tea party. Of all the teas I’ve served, the one most people seem to know the least about is matcha. The people that have had matcha recognize it from Starbucks’ Matcha Latte or Japanese green tea ice cream. It seems like very few people have had real matcha at home. Making matcha at home is much more satisfying, tastes way better, and is definitely easier on the wallet. This is why I’m so excited about my collaboration with Two Hills Tea :D
Two Hills Tea is a company in Nelson, BC, Canada and specializes in USDA certified Organic, Direct Trade, and Non-GMO loose leaf teas. They work closely with their tea farms to ensure that everything is organic and each harvest is of the highest quality. Not only does Two Hills Tea have their signature matcha, they’ve also created fun products like their matcha latte mixes. These mixes contain their organic matcha, a variety of organic spices, and is sweetened with organic cane sugar. All you have to do is add any type of milk (hot or cold), and you’ll have a delicious drink that blows Starbucks out of the water.
Two Hills Tea’s First Harvest Matcha is harvested and produced from tender young leaves in early spring. After picking, these young delicate tea leaves are ground finely into powder, where they are then blended and packaged. Matcha is naturally unsweetened and can be used in a variety of sweet or savory recipes, and of course drank straight in the traditional Japanese style.
Matcha Coconut Latte is a mix of their organic matcha, organic coconut powder, natural flavors, and sweetened with organic cane sugar. I am a lover of anything coconut flavored so I will have to make something extra special with this mix. Perhaps Coconut Matcha Chia Seed Pudding or perhaps Coconut Matcha Ice Cream?
Matcha Almond Latte is also a mix of their organic matcha, organic cane sugar, but instead of coconut powder, it has added organic almond flour. The almond flavor is light, but the mouthfeel is smooth and rich.
In the coming weeks I’ll be posting some fun matcha recipes so stick around if you love matcha like I do :D
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