Matcha is a special form of powdered green tea that comes from the same plant as regular, whole leaf green tea. The difference between matcha and green tea lies in the unusual cultivation and processing methods, making it the king of greens.
Matcha’s recent rise in popularity in the West is in part due to a better understanding of its incredible health benefits. Recent research has shown that one cup of matcha has 100 times the antioxidants compared to green tea (and green has about double the levels found in black tea). Matcha also contains various compounds that are associated with improving health, reducing stress and increasing alertness. It’s the perfect brew for our over-stimulated busy world. It is also being used as an alternative to coffee.
Pukka teas are certified 100% organic and Fair Wild certified.
Supreme Matcha Green: Whole leaf Sencha green tea (34%), Pin Ho Wild Jade green tea (32%), Indian green tea (32%), Matcha powder (Jeju Island Emerald) (2%)
Clean Matcha Green: Sencha green tea (40%), sweet fennel seed (10%), dandelion root (10%), licorice root, nettle leaf, lemon essential oil flavor (6%), turmeric root, lemon whole (4%), lemon myrtle leaf, Matcha powder (Jejo do Garucha) (2%).
Mint Matcha Green: Sencha green tea (60%, spearmint leaf (28%), fieldmint leaf (10%), Matcha powder (Jejo do Garucha) (2%).
After a bit of a search, finally found the clean matcha green tea and it has a great taste (a very light lemony licorice). A bit pricey but for the upper east side of Manhattan quite comparable to competitors.
So fresh and quite tasty! I enjoyed this tea so much & didn’t even mind drinking it cold, great taste! I had my folks over & they enjoyed the taste as well, will buy!
Pukka Tea is fabulous! I tried the Clean Matcha Green and it was delicious. I happen to be sick when I sampled the product and it was the perfect tea to soothe my throat. It is packed with antioxidants and helped full my body with nutrients. I would love to try the other flavors.
A very good though not tip-top Clean Matcha Green with a mix of green tea & herb tea tastes. The one tea bag can make 2 cups. Pretty box. Difficult to find; I had to make a special trip to Fairway Market. Also a little pricey.
My first impression of Pukka Herbs teas was that their boxes were very pretty on the shelf at my local Sprouts market. Although I knew I would be trying the Matcha Green Tea, I spent a while checking out the other flavor offerings. Some sounded really pleasant although many featured fennel or licorice which is not a favorite flavor of mine. When I got home, I made a cup of Supreme Matcha Green tea. It came in a standard paper bag and tea sachet which was fine but also didn’t reflect the quality of this premium tea. My usual tea is a floral jasmine tea but I enjoyed the vegetal flavor of the Matcha in this tea. This tea is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up drink. I look forward to trying it iced as well.