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What does Matcha taste like? A study of the “Umami” Flavour


Anthony January 06, 2018 0 Comments

In a world of coffee, energy drinks, and all kinds of energy-inducing beverages, one craves for a beverage that does more good than harm. Matcha Green tea is an example of such a beverage, in that, it has immense health benefits, but also gives you the energy, concentration, and strength that you require to get through your day. This may cause us to think that Matcha is too good to be true, and people hence presume that it is not flavoursome, or that it tastes like medicine.

Fortunately, Matcha tastes amazing! It is infused with natural Umami flavour, and this article is intended to introduce you to that beautiful flavour, though we think no words can do it complete justice. What does Matcha taste like?

What does Matcha taste like? A study of the “Umami” Flavour

Fresh

Matcha tea is created to refresh its users, and Umami flavour is the perfect ingredient to do so. Umami is infused with natural herbs that converge to create freshness and vibrancy and ensure that the health benefits associated with Matcha make you feel healthy and awake.

Broth-like

The best green tea is broth-like because that is what makes it calming. Umami flavour creates broth-like conditions when it is cooked because it infuses with various herbs to create a fragrant steam that not only makes you feel calm and refreshed but also creates a smell that creates a lemony flavour, perfect for drinking on its own or in any culinary creation you desire.

Savory

We know of 5 four flavours: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Umami is the fifth flavour; it has a savoury taste that is created via a balanced mixture of kombu and glutamate, which creates amino acids that then allow for a broth-like, savoury, unique flavour that has an unmatched a unique taste. This, coupled with the refreshing taste that herbs create and the heat that is created by boiling the herbs with water creates a flavour that is unparalleled to any other green tea.

Stimulating

UmamI flavour has a distinct furriness, and that leaves an aftertaste on the tongue and simulates the throat, and the roof and the back of the mouth. The optimum Umami taste creates a balanced salty sensation that, without creating tastes of bitterness, creates a vibrant sensation that allows its users to thoroughly enjoy the health benefits of Matcha green tea, have calming sensations because of its broth-like flavour, and clear their sinuses up because of the steam that the green tea creates.

The uniqueness of Umami compliments the various health benefits that Matcha green tea provides; it can induce unique smells and tastes that differentiate the green tea from all other green teas. It can transcend the traditional boundaries that energy-inducing drinks have, because not only does it have health benefits without the drawbacks that energy drinks have, but it also has flavours that most energy drinks do not have. Matcha is, indeed, too good to be true because it virtually has no drawbacks; this combination of various herbs and spices is hence the go-to drink for anyone wishing to enjoy an amazing, refreshing beverage or unique sweet/savoury dessert.

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