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Matcha ~ About the Flavor

What does Matcha taste like?

  • Complex? Yes.
  • Alluring? Check.
  • Green? Definitely!
  • Bitter?  Let’s call the flavor “Misunderstood.”

If there is a time for sugar and a time to refrain from sugar, Matcha is the beverage that will pull the taste buds back to stability if you’ve spent too much time tasting sugary things already.

Chlorophyll and amino acids give Matcha its unique, astringent taste. It is vegetal at first, and then followed by a uniquely balancing sweetness.

Bitterness is the most sensitive when it comes to personal tastes, but it is a misunderstanding to think that bitterness is not welcome. To the contrary, many of our most popular foods, flavorings and drinks are rated less-than-sweet: Dark chocolate, coffee, beer, olives, citrus peel, red wine, and tea to mention merely a few.

Matcha, traditionally recognized as the sole ingredient one would whisk with hot water, is a beverage which customers have come to know as both pleasantly bitter and latently sweet. But a wider customer base can be achieved with the versatility of the Matcha powder because it becomes subdued when you mix it in with other recipes. Whatever your creation, be it a smoothie, latte, sauce, ice cream, cake, or pastry, Matcha in the mix will up-sell the product to those who would otherwise be hesitant.

Matcha, the versatile taste

Matcha, the versatile taste.

What does Matcha taste like? It tastes like something the shop down the street isn’t selling but the public is willing to enjoy.


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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