Company: Culinary Teas
Price Per Ounce: $10.95
Rating: 3.5 / 5
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There’s a new kind of powder available in the tea market. They call it “white matcha”. Using the same method of grinding tea leaves to make green tea matcha, white tea leaves are ground to make White Rhino Matcha. While the focus of Matcha Reviews is on Green Tea, I just had to try this one out (they say it has twice the health benefits of Green Tea Matcha).
White Rhino Matcha is light brown in color. It has a strong smell of oolong tea. From the product description, “The tea leaves for this unique matcha are grown in the highest elevations of Kenya. Only the youngest leaves are plucked, processed and carefully ground using a traditional stone mill to an exceptionally smooth consistency. The resulting cup is thick and rich with wonderfully warm mossy notes of grass and slight floral undertones of oolong. A fabulous tea for those looking for an interesting brew with exceptional health benefits. Contains twice as many polyphenols (Antioxidants) as other matcha teas. ”
This tea powder has a very strong bite to it. I tried it with water alone as that’s how I like matcha. Some tea drinkers may prefer to add sugar and/or milk. If you like the taste of a strong Oolong tea, you should give this tea powder a try.
About the company: Culinary Teas
From the Culinary Teas website:
Culinary Teas is a small family-owned partnership that specializes in tea and tea accessories. The original founders (Candie and Denise Yoder) opened our e-commerce site in April of 2001. Under new owners, Dan and Laura Rippy, we have a high-touch packing facility in Massachusetts. All our teas and taste tested or cupped regularly to make sure that we are always offering only top quality teas. A tea’s quality can fluctuate quite a bit from year to year and sometimes just from flush to flush depending on weather and the estates management so it is very important to taste every batch coming as it arrives. Some companies make much ado about the freshness of their teas but their improper storage or premature packaging of their tea makes young tea old before its time. We have a freshness method that we employ to make sure the tea you receive is the freshest available. We make sure that our tea gets very little oxygen and light exposure and safe from premature aging and scent contamination. Your tea is packaged after you order it so that does not spend unnecessary time sitting on a shelf and our packaging is ideal for keeping your tea fresh while you use it at home. Some other tea vendors use similar packaging but they have windows or clear areas that allow light to damage the tea.