Saturday, October 10, 2015

Good Earth, Matcha Maker

Good Earth Description:
If your body is your temple, what does that make your taste buds? With Matcha Maker™, you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Blended with goodness of matcha and bright bursts of citrus flavors, this tea takes care of temple and taste.

Green tea, licorice root, orange peel, chamomile, orange oil, natural flavor, ginger root, natural orange flavor with other natural flavors, lime oil, citric acid, steviol glycosides (stevia), matcha green tea, tea extract

Sample provided by Good Earth

My Review:
I am sitting in my den getting ready to send a rocket to Minmus (a moon of Kerbin) in Kerbal Space Program. My son gave me this game for Christmas almost two years ago and I am more addicted now than ever. It is not a shoot em up. This is a physics, design, engineering, pilot, exploration game. It is a thinking game. I get lost in it for hours at a time. I always make sure I have plenty of tea with me before launching.

Today I am taking Good Earth Matcha Maker with me as I explore the Kerbal universe. This one comes sealed in an aluminum envelope, contains more than 2g/bag, and has a nice long string. Note this contains a small amount of matcha green tea which is finely ground and powdered green tea leaf, but the main ingredient is green tea (a very different thing).

The aroma of the dry bag is orange and vanilla. I steeped it 4 minutes in 205F water. Before tasting, this smells exactly like root beer to me.

Taking my first sip... it is a very pleasant orange creamsicle. I don't see vanilla in the ingredients but surely it has to be in there. It is nicely sweet from the combination of licorice root and stevia. It doesn't really need it but for those with a super sweet tooth, it will take adding a little sweetener without complaint.

In addition to the sweet orange creamsicle, I also detect a little ginger late in the sip. It adds a little spicy bite and warmth. It is pretty subtle but a nice touch. There is also chamomile but I don't readily taste any of its apply tartness.

You can probably find Good Earth teas at your local Walmart or Kroger grocery store. If you enjoy Celestial Seasonings and similar brands, I think you will find Good Earth worthy of a place in your cupboard. I know I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one,


1 comment:

  1. So much innovation happening with matcha these days!