Everything has a reason, has its place, and has its well something. I think I’ve said this before and said it in these exact words in this universe or another. I can’t say for sure. But what I do know is it feels good to be noticed, and it feels good to be acknowledged, and then it feels good to noticed. I know I just said that.
I had my eyes set on writing about iced tea today, and this may go on for a while. I make no promises or guarantee, but that’s what my heart is telling me. So there may be more than just the weekly post at some points. I can only hope.
But today just felt right and felt so good.. At my local supermarket the choices are endless, the possibilities might make you freeze a little (if you let it), and overthinking may lead to the wrong, or sometimes the best decision of you life.
Yes that was meant to be as dramatic as it sounded.
Someone noticed how intense I was with my bottled tea search. I mean I could not make up my mind. This is where the multiple posts may come in. I love what I ended up with.
And it was this suggestion that made the answer easier for me. I’m all for ideas. Sometimes they come to me, sometimes I do flip a coin, and sometimes it’s the outside world that say just go with it. Here we go…
So this person, who requests they remain anonymous, was intrigued by the bottled teas from ITO EN (which I did write about in a different place and time nearly three years ago, but the article seems to have lost something, literally).
I love how things work out like how they should. I have a love for many things Japan, I love Matcha, I love this brand, and per everything that’s been going on the past few weeks, I hope someone gets the not-so-obscure reference of my title. If you’re curious, don’t hesitate to ask. No, I mean you can really ask me! 🙂
The two drinks I’ll discuss are the Matcha Love Japanese Matcha & Ginger, and then the Ice-Steeped Cold Brew Slightly Sweet Lemon Matcha & Green Tea.
All the ingredients and information has been presented to you in the links above and in pictures.
I do think that if you aren’t a fan of matcha and ginger, you aren’t going to love the former. This is best served iced, and served cold. I’m overstating the obvious but it can only help if you are looking to try something else. I enjoy it but understand this is an acquired taste, and if you can’t drink it then I wouldn’t force the issues.
I don’t know what else to compare it too. I like it, but that’s because I love matcha and all the properties and benefits that come with it. That harsh taste comes with so much goodness on the other side. And I’ve grown to adore it. No sugars necessary. The best ingredients in the world (purified water, organic green tea, organic matcha, and ginger root) will do anyone a world of favors. So if you want to try, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor.
Yet at $2.50 it may be steep for some, but it’s worth a little extra investment.
Same can be said for the slightly sweet. The cane sugar and organic lemon make this perfect for the spring, summer, and yes right now. I say that a lot, but it’s true. This is for the moment. The sugar content is low enough, yet just sweet enough that this will make any sweet tooth happy.
Both these drink are to be savored, appreciated, and should be consumed in a way that makes you feel good, otherwise there’s no point.
To find them at another store near you, click here.
Beautiful. All of this is beautiful. Five stars and above. This is a matcha and would be a main eventer at any party or gathering in the world.
Take good care.