What does Matcha taste like?

If you've never had the chance to try Matcha, it's definitely a unique taste to experience. 

I'm scratching my head to try and recall the first time I tried Matcha because I feel like I've always been drinking it! Truth be told I would have tried it for the first time when travelling in Japan in the early 2000's when it was a fairly well kept secret and not yet popular in the rest of the world. 

What struck me at first when tasting Matcha for the first time was the sweet yet savoury flavour like nothing I had experienced before. I later heard the Japanese word Umami which translates to pleasant or beautiful taste. It's not sweet, not sour, not salty nor bitter. It's just a pleasant taste that you can't really describe. 

And that's definitely how I felt about Matcha. I fell in love and couldn't get enough of the stuff! While I was living in Kyoto many years ago during a working holiday stint, I made sure I had a constant supply of Matcha ice-cream in my fridge for my daily fix. My housemate even called me a "Matcha addict". HA! 

Once the discovery of my addition was made, the suggestion was made to visit the famous Tsujiri dessert house near Kiyomizu Temple for HUGE Matcha Parfaits. I still daydream about these Parfaits, seriously amazing! 

Later on I learnt how good Matcha was for your overall health (well maybe not the parfait part haha!) and so I became a regular drinker of this magical tea and made it part of my daily routine. 

 I'm so passionate about sharing my love of Matcha and am so thrilled when I can turn others onto its unique flavour. 

Give it a go today and let me know what you think!

And if you're ever in Kyoto be sure to stop by and visit

 Tsujiri (Kyoto Kodaiji branch)