Review: Mighty Leaf Organic Matcha Green Tea
I came across Mighty Leaf Organic Matcha Green Tea unexpectedly while grocery shopping one day. I couldn’t resist the urge to purchase and try it since:
- I love matcha
- I’m always on the lookout for a new matcha green tea to review and introduce to those of you who haven’t tried matcha yet!
Although I have seen matcha green tea powder at high end grocery stores, this is the first one I found at an average grocery so I had no idea what to expect in terms of quality- but I had high hopes it would be a good tasting matcha. This is also the least expensive kind of matcha I have tried (excluding Republic of Tea Double Green Matcha) which is mostly regular green tea, not matcha) so I was excited to see how it would taste and whether or not “you get what you pay for” would apply in this case.
I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised by the first sip. In spite of being a bit more astringent than and not quite as creamy as the somewhat more expensive DoMatcha (my baseline for comparision since it is my current favorite), it is still quite enjoyable– in the sort of way that a Hershey bar is still enjoyable in spite of your preference for a luxurious boutique chocolate- they are both good!
Overall the taste is on the mineral/sea salt side. Don’t get me wrong- this is NOT “salty”, but it has that faint aroma or essence of salt- like salt air, or the ocean. Imagine a bland dish to which salt has been added- you don’t taste the salt individually but the dish is exponentially improved by the distinct addition.
Photo used with permission by Griffey’s Sunshine Photography.
I cannot find this exact tea on the Mighty Leaf website, but I’m guessing it is the same or similar to the matcha available there (in different packaging) if you cannot find it in your local grocery.
And by the way, Numi organic gunpowder green tea is another excellent grocery store option if you are looking for another green tea variety to enjoy.
Looking for an iced green tea review? Mariage Frères Green Marco Polo Tea makes a fruity, floral, and refreshing green iced tea.