Review Of Yamamotoyama Iced Green Tea – Powdered Leaf Iced Green Tea
If you are like me, there are times when traveling light is important. Maybe its a hike at a local park or a business flight to New York. If you want good iced green tea to take with you and drink at your destination, that will not weigh you down along the way than Yamamotoyama Iced Green Tea might be just what your looking for.
Yamamotoyama Iced Green Tea is a powdered leaf green tea that when mixed with cold water makes an authentic tasting iced green tea.
Yamamotoyama Iced Tea is not like many of the commercial powdered tea mixes you find in the grocery store. First, it is made from real green tea leaves that are finely ground. It is not a tea extract or a tea flavoring only 100% Sencha green tea leaves.. Second, it is unsweetened. Third, and maybe most importantly it is probably the most healthy way to consume iced green tea.
Yamamotoyama Powdered Tea is made from whole Sencha green tea leaves that have been ground into a powdered form and the entire ground leaf is consumed, you get more of the green tea’s healthy antioxidants.
So how does it taste? Like authentic green tea.
When mixed the water turns a soupy pea green color. The texture is a little heavier than brewed iced tea, I assume because of the fine ground sencha leaves suspended in the water. I liken the texture to a matcha drink (hopefully you have had the opportunity to try one).
The resulting pea green drink has a very authentic tasting, earthy and grassy green tea flavor. This is green tea for the green tea lover, not the casual user. There is an inherent sweetness, but even the staunchest of green tea consumers may want to add a hint of sweetener to it.
Overall, I find the Yamamotoyama Iced Green Tea to be an excellent powdered iced green tea mix. Throw a couple packs in your purse or pocket, leave a few in the car or your briefcase and you will never be far from a nice glass of authentic green tea flavor.
Yamamotoyama Iced Green Tea: Pro’s and Con’s
- Authentic, grassy green tea flavor.
- Extreme portability.
- Healthy, especially due to the consumption of the entire leaf.
- Each packet requires 8 ounces of water, making our standard 16.9 ounce water bottles require two packets.
- After some time, the powdered tea leaves settle and require shaking to re-suspend.