Hey tea lovers!
Last week (or the week before – things are such a blur at the moment) I ran out of my Hotel Chocolat Teaolat Spice tea. I’ll talk about that thing of beauty in another post!
Now, I have quite a collection of tea, but since I have had a break from the tea blogging, I decided to try something new. I came across the Pukka Supreme Matcha Green. This tea combines the very best of a green tea with all the goodness of matcha.
Sometimes I can find the astringency of green tea can go beyond the point of pleasantness very quickly especially if the water isn’t at the right temperature or it is brewed too long. With this blend, I was pleasantly surprised that with freshly boiled and slightly cooled water, brewed for as long as I wanted, there was only the tiniest hint of bitterness. The recommended brewing time was 15 minutes but I have brewed it for longer and for less time with the same tasty result.
What impressed me more than anything about this tea was the fact that it consisted of a blend of different types of green tea as well as the matcha powder. The full ingredients list, lifted from the Pukka site, is below:
100% organically grown and ethically sourced ingredients: Sencha green tea (34%), Pin Ho Wild Jade green tea (32%), Indian green tea (32%), Matcha powder (Jeju Island Emerald) (2%). 32% fair trade ingredients certified by IMO according to the Fairfor Life Programme – Pin Ho Wild Jade green tea.
You can purchase the tea directly from the Pukka Website, Holland & Barratt or the usual stockists of Pukka teas! I bought mine while grabbing some toiletries from my local Boots chemist store in London.
Overall this was a very easy and smooth tea to drink. It was slightly aromatic and I felt like you had a lot of control over the desired levels of astringency in the liquor. I know I am probably naughty for sweetening this tea but I thoroughly enjoyed it slightly sweetened as well as not!
Have you tried any Pukka Teas yourself? What was your favourite?
Till next post,