We only select the best tencha (raw material) for our Gold Class – the darker the better since it contains more chlorophyll (see Benefits below). Gold Class only uses 1st Flush (1st Harvest) tencha. The 1st Flush is always the best because brand new baby leaves are handpicked and have been on the tea tree for a shorter duration. Gold Class is Organic, Vegan, Kosher Certified, Gluten and GMO Free. Our tea plantations are free of pesticides, herbicides and only natural fertilizers are used. Strict Organic and Kosher regulations are followed. High production standards are practiced for all Midori Spring products. The grinding process plays a vital role in the quality and taste of Gold Class. Gold Class is only grinded by a Mikage Stone Mill Superior Health Benefits There are endless health benefits when it comes to drinking Matcha.
Posted by Sandy BZ (Amazon Reviewer) on 28th May 2015
I've been trying out different brands of Matcha tea, because of the health benefits. The thing I am trying to get used to the strong flavor of all of them. With Midori Spring's Ceremonial Gold Matcha, it tasted similar to others I've tried. I like it but the prep for this "higher quality, ceremonial" type was more work than I wanted to do. It says to put it in some kind of wide cup (which I didn't have) and use a small whisk (didn't have one small enough to fit in my cup) and whip it up. I did the best I could and maybe if I put it in a bowl and whipped it, but I didn't want to dirty another dish. So in the end I just used a spoonful in my cup and it didn't taste different then the food grade Matcha type. I was hoping this would taste a bit better. Now I know...
I'm not a Matcha tea expert so this is just my personal opinion and experience.
I would say give it a try and decide for yourself.
Posted by Sheri Ann Richerson (Amazon Reviewer) on 26th May 2015
This is a very nice product, well packaged and has a nice smooth taste - but be aware it tastes like green vegetables instead of tea. I was impressed that the Midori Spring Ceremonial Match Green Tea contains over 137x the EGCG levels that of regular steeped tea. It is no wonder that organic matcha tea helps increase energy levels, reduce stress, improve mental alertness, cleanse the body, support the immune system and helps to reduce inflammation. I love that this brans if gluten free, GMO free and does not contain pesticides, soy or wheat.
The tin can with the pop top is very nice, it is food grade and really does hold in the freshness. The lid itself screws on. Once you open it however do store it in the refrigerator to help maintain freshness. This particular tea is ceremonial grade harvested from the first flush then ground by a Mikage Stone Mill to produce the final product. I like that the tea ceremony is on the can plus there are recipes and tips on their website.
It is best to use a whisk to blend the Midori Spring Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea powder into the water because otherwise it may still contain some lumps. For those who are like me and like their tea a little on the sweet side adding some honey or another type of sweetener is necessary. The powder is a nice bright green - the greenest I have seen. This is a higher grade of tea than some of the other types of Matcha Tea so keep that in mind when choosing one especially if you only intend to cook with it.
Posted by Henry Armitage (Amazon Reviewer) on 20th May 2015
I'll be honest, this is my first Matcha. I had the manufacturer send me brewing instructions to give me a hand making it. It's a bit of a process but that's part of the fun frankly, YouTube can help if you need a hand. I did a little research and found that Matcha was a versatile and broad drink that was worth looking into.
Anyway, this rich and green powder produced a cup of rich but not bitter tea. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I drink my black tea with nothing in it, so I didn't add anything to sweeten it. I still detected a little sweetness in there I wasn't expecting, even in the aftertaste. Anyway, I'm no expert on taste, I can just say that it's interesting enough to try it!
Don't be put off by the small size of the tin, it will last a long time. It doesn't take a lot of powder to make a Matcha!
* Great taste
* Helpful manufacturer who will give you a hand if this is your first time making Matcha
* A versatile drink that can be used in many things.
Posted by CMcCann (Amazon Reviewer on 14th May 2015
I was recently provided the Midori Spring Organic Ceremonial Matcha in exchange for my review and I was very happy with the product. It came in a reusable tin which I appreciate over seal-able bags (less waste and less mess.) Rich in flavor with a smooth and creamy texture, and just a hint of sweetness, I high recommend this matcha powder for it's drink-ability and health benefits.
The Midori Spring matcha is a ceremonial grade green tea powder, that is traditionally used for tea ceremonies. In addition to drinking delicious, creamy matcha lattes at home, I also used the Midori Spring in a mint matcha lip balm and a facial oil recipe. I realize this is not traditionally how matcha is used, but it is great for your skin and it's important to use ingredients that are organic and of the highest quality.
Posted by Astrov (Amazon Reviewer) on 12th May 2015
I received this product exchange for my unbias and honest opinion and review.
Just arrived in mail today and I was surprise at how small it was but no doubt it is the best tasting green tea matcha I've ever had.
I was careful with lifting the seal so that the powder doesn’t jump out on me. There was a poof of mystery that came out like steam and the scent was very mild and nice. The color of the powder is earth bright green although may have different shade depending on the lighting. Although there are some clumps but I've got no problem with that. Since I don't have the bamboo stuff I just put a teaspoon of the powder in my cup then add the boiling water. Then I started to mix like crazy o.o
The ideal temperature water to use should be around 75 degree Celsius
The clumps were kind of annoying since I don't have a whisk but mixing the powder like crazy for two minutes the color was in the water, bubbles were on top and ready for drinking. I took a little sip just to get an idea how it taste like. It does taste very green but it's different from green tea leaves that I drink. I have only tried one other matcha so I can't really compare it to anything except the leaves. The powder is not bitter at all when you make the tea unless you taste the powder raw. The matcha is not sweet so if you want a bit sweetness, add some honey. I drank it all in a range of 10 minutes because I keep trying to come up with some words to describe it but I couldn't. I like this tea and will slowly enjoy it in peace n_n
Also keep in mind that this matcha is ceremonial grade so you should drink it as it is (tea). Putting it to food, smoothie or other kind of culinary recipe is a waste. The lower grade matchas for cooking is appropriate for other uses! Also since this matcha is organic, I find it really good for making face mask. It is high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory!
Posted by Victoria Smith (Amazon Reviewer) on 8th May 2015
This was my first time tasting matcha tea, to me it was very exotic and interesting. The flavor was a little overwhelming, it is very rich, but absolutely delicious. This extra green blend was sweet and nutty without being vegetal or bitter." Elements that I tend to appreciate in a 100% Organic and Kosher Certified Matcha Green Tea Powder. Harvested from the finest tea gardens in Japan. Certified, tested, and tasted by 9th Degree Tea Masters to make sure each batch is perfection. And at the same time, the curiously viscous, creaminess of matcha come through as well.
Posted by Melissa (Kersey) Corbeil (Amazon Reviewer) on 8th May 2015
I am in love with this matcha!
I have always enjoyed matcha. I will drink it like regular tea, add it to a smoothie or even bake with it.
I have tried many different brands and I have to say that Midori Springs is the best brand I have used yet.
You can tell the quality from first glance as the packaging is air tight to protect the product.
When I "popped" the lid, the smell was refreshing.
This Matcha does not have a heavy flavour. It is a lovely light flavour with a sweet aftertaste. Not overly sweet, just a pleasant end note.
If you want to experiment with matcha, I recommend trying out the recipes on their website midorispring,com. They have a how to brew green tea video as well as recipes for smoothies, matcha pancakes and tiramisu.
This is a high quality product. It is 100%Pure Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, GMO free, Gluten Free and USDA Organic approved.
Posted by Karessa W. (Amazon Reviewer on 6th May 2015
This is really great matcha! Bright jade color, and tastes great! I've tried others that aren't nearly as bright green, and literally taste like grass and mud. Not so with Midori Spring Matcha! Leaves me alert and feeling great! Highly recommended!
Posted by Julie Smart (Amazon Reviewer) on 4th May 2015
Our family loves any type of tea especially Matcha Green Tea so I was excited to try Midori Spring Ceremonial (GOLD) Matcha Green Tea. It arrived in a small container however from my experience with Matcha Green Tea it usually comes in small containers.
The Midori Spring Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea is a bright green color, was a really fine powder and smelled really good. I added the Midori Spring Matcha Green Tea to my smoothie. It gave me the boost of energy that is much needed in the morning. I suffer from fibromyalgia so it’s important to me that Match Green Tea helps boost my immune system and reduce inflammation.
There are many other immediate and long term health benefits when consuming Matcha, which includes increase in energy without the jitters, reduces stress, improves mental alertness, improves metabolism, helps with weight loss and helps cleanse the body of harmful elements.
Ingredients – It’s 100% Organic and Kosher Certified Matcha Green Tea Powder. It’s Harvested from the finest tea gardens mostly from Aichi and Kagoshima in Japan. Certified, tested, and tasted by 9th Degree Tea Masters to make sure each batch is perfection.
“If you found this review or any of my other reviews interesting or helpful, please rate this as "helpful". I received this product necessary to facilitate my honest review. No other forms of payment were or will be received. Please remember this is my personal experience and review with that said not everyone is going to have the same results or reactions, so if you’re unsure about it consult your doctor. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally use or have tried and believe in.
Posted by delina sorrels (Amazon Reviewer) on 1st May 2015
I'm quite impressed with this green tea. I like to have drink this hot before I go on my daily run. It's cold outside and I need something a little warm inside me before I hit the road. I think it helps give me that boost I need to run! I have to motivate myself to go out there in the cold and run. I sometimes get lazy on cold days and don't want to run, but I have too. I'm training for my first half marathon!
This tea has a great flavor! I've been impressed with this tea and I think the packaging is quite nice also! Give it a try!