I’m a huge fan of Starbucks green tea lattes so it was especially exciting to get Midori’s ceremonial Matcha. Unfortunately, it’s an expensive and fattening habit. Midori Matcha is made in Japan and ceremonial grade which probably means it is appropriate for the traditional Japanese Matcha ceremony. I decided to compare this Matcha with another green tea Matcha from China.
Looking up a recipe on YouTube, I carefully spooned the 1.5 teaspoons of Matcha, with a few drops of vanilla and a Stevia packet. Made two versions of the lattes; one with the Chinese Matcha the other with Midori Matcha. The taste was unlike a Starbucks latte, probably because their green tea lattes just aren’t strong tasting. The Chinese Matcha had a slightly weaker flavor and a tinny, metallic taste, whereas the Midori Matcha had a stronger, refined, rounder flavor. You could taste the green tea flavor more. My husband liked the Chinese Matcha latte, he said the flavor wasn’t as pronounced. Personally, the Midori Matcha is stronger but also more flavorful. I wonder if the difference in flavor is due to differences in cultivation?
I will definitely use the Midori Match again. I was given the Midori Matcha at a substantial discount for my honest and unbiased review. If you find this review helpful, please click yes below. Arigato!