Originating from ancient Japan, the tea has many rich health benefits mainly from the anti-oxidant capacity of original tea leaves. Not only that, it is a nourishing drink and brings comfort and a sense of well-being.
After a couple sips, I found the flavor to be similar to standard steeped-leaf green tea. But matcha was heartier and had a calming effect. I did notice a slight caffeine kick, but much later suggesting a more balanced energy rather than a quick high from coffee.
All in all, I liked it and as a vegan who doesn't drink coffee regularly, it is the kind of place I would enjoy building into my morning ritual.
The matcha kits sold at MatchaBar also look tempting as a way to enjoy it frequently by making it at home. I can also see possibilities for introducing matcha as an ingredient to my cooking. Stay tuned! You may see some matcha in my recipes coming soon...