Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 81
Rated 1 out of 5 by sharic Very disappointed
The description calls this a Ceremonial tea, but it is not ceremonial grade! It is culinary grade... does not foam (even bought the bamboo whisk just in case). The color is not the brightest green either. I can get this grade much much cheaper elsewhere. Truly disappointed as I trust Swanson and like to count on what they say. Will not buy this again.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by janm First Matcha Tea Powder
This is the first Match Tea Powder that I've tried. I like the tea and it's flavor. Weird to have tea foam when water is added but tastes like tea when consumed. Just have to remind myself to rinse the mug when done since the foam dries to the side of it. All in all, very good and would continue to buy.
January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Librarygal My go-to energy drink
Love this powdered matcha and am recommending it to friends all of the time. Sometimes I brew a cup with honey, and sometimes I put a scoop into a bottle of cold water and shake it up. Either way, so pleased with the resulting energy boost. Lots of research available on the health benefits too!
December 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by nellieL not the EMERALD experience
I get my Matcha from Japan, and I got turned on to Matcha at a genuine Japanese tea house in NYC. It was the best high, mental clarity experience I've ever had. They served it hot or iced. My friend suggested the iced version at the time. It came in a tall clear glass, and it was the most beautiful EMERALD color you can imagine. They must've put melted white sugar in there, as it was yummy --because the truth be told, Matcha is bitter, pungently bitter, and can be unpalatable. This type of powdered green tea is particularly sensitive to the quality, but it is expensive. The higher the quality the less bitter. The Zen monks drunk copious amounts of it so they could meditate for long extended hours, or through the night. The monks developed a ritual, and a precise way of conjuring the brew. Not only the temperature (175), but most importantly the WHIPPING with a special bamboo brush so it acquires the delightful light green foam on the top. I will not say anything against Swanson's as I highly praise them, but this Matcha is not the classical tea experience. Yet, I did get a nice buzz from it, just was the worst tasting Matcha I've come across. The powder was on the brownish-olive side. However, it was super cheap, super convenient, and it would probably be great in a smoothie, so there you go!
November 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DPinPDX Great product
This product was about 1/2 price from what I found it for in store. Works great mixed in smoothies, etc. If you're just looking for it as a drinking tea, the tea bags are easier to use. I'm using in hot water morning mix for a boost and have almost eliminated coffee all together.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amrb Excellent quality
I used to work at a Japanese restaurant and would drink matcha everyday. It's the best that I have found for the price. This tea is strong and very effective. Would definitely recommend.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Golfer6699 Awesome Matcha Tea
I drink this tea everyday and now I have my friends joining me. It's great quality and price - totally recommend it.
October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by larryz My New 2nd Favorite All Time Healthy Tea
Nothing will ever top Guayaki's Yerba Mate - the stuff is magical. But Swanson's Matcha is a solid second place on my list. It taste's like the real deal, mixes easy and is strong. Don't let that little scoop fool you. It's powerful stuff. makes me feel like a million bucks. Energy abounds. Gift of gods - thanks. People everywhere rejoice and buy this. Live a long healthy, happy and energy fueled life. yippee.
October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nutritiongal Excellent Matcha Tea
I mix a scoop of tea with a half dropper of vanilla cream stevia drops in a quart of water and drink throughout the day. I make 2 quarts in the morning, sometimes I change up the flavors and use lemon or add cinnamon. This helps me get my water intake for the day as well as the goodness of the tea.
September 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nanz Excellent Value
My daughter loves this tea. She says it makes her feel good. She considers it healthy. We like to keep a good supply on hand. This is the best price I've seen.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swaneehowiluvya Perfect.
If you like Kyo-green, to me this tastes similar. I was scared of a gritty leafy taste, but no! I used it with a can of diet ginger ale, then water to 16 oz., then a slice of lemon, and ice. It was delicious! Maybe place canister over napkin, paper plate, etc. so you don't waste any when opening, scooping,like I did. Then you can obviously bend the plate or napkin to pour that super-fine powder back into container or glass. This stuff is perfect! Plus, I totally trust anything with the Swanson label. Hard to do with companies I don't know, with stuff I am ingesting. Get this!
August 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beachcomber Quality Green Tea
I have never been a tea drinker, coffee is my beverage of choice. I have to drink decaf or I get jittery. This Swanson green tea gives me the energy boost I was looking for without the jitters. Because I am not a tea drinker I use one scoop daily mixed in with my orange juice. The green tea powder is very fine and feels like chalk. I use a small whisk and it mixes very well with cold juice and water. Ordering from the website is simple and delivery is around 5 days. The price is much lower than a brand I purchased earlier from another vendor that had brown rice fillers and did not mix very well. I will continue to use this brand. Swanson's is a quality product.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by healthyfuture I like it.
I've just started using this, but really like it and will continue.
July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorldGypsy Very Tasty
This is the first ever Matcha I ever had. It tasted good and instantly gave me a boost. Like, wake me up right now! Doesn't upset the tummy like coffee though. I've read where people described it as tasting like mud but it doesn't. I didn't make it very strong. Just one heaping scoop. I made a second bowl right after. Next time I'll use two scoops.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeD Excellent product
You simply cannot beat the quality and price of this matcha tea. Swanson products stand head and shoulders above the competition!
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bobby750 Great product
I needed the extra nutrition for this cold winter. I drink it all times of the day. It has been an asset.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by talgilbe Wonderful Stuff!!
This stuff gives me energy and focus! I have tried other brands from this website and this is the one I like the most by far. You can tell if it's quality Matcha tea if you put some on the counter top and it smears like chalk. Will continue to purchase!
December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jean9 Love this tea
I've been drinking 1 cup 3-4 times a week and will continue with this product.
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SavvyShopper3 Wonderful!
This is exactly what I wanted! It's great if you put a little stevia in it. I simply heated the water, stirred in a scoop of matcha with two stevia packets and viola! Perfect green tea! And I love the health benefits I've read about. I had lots of energy, even more than when drinking regular green tea!
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandmaRae A Good Find
This is my first time trying any Matcha. I make it using the instructions on the container. I also add a little stevia and almond milk. It's pretty yummy! I added it to my protein shake this morning and plan to do that more often.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vag9a Can make A S-Bucks Frappe
You can make you're own S-bucks Frappe with this stuff, with a lot less sugar to boot. Mixes best in a blender added to a smoothie or protein shake.
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by consider8 Try It the Traditional Way
I place half a scoop in the bottom of a mug, then add about two teaspoons of very hot water. Mix with the powder first, til it looks like a smooth paste. After that, add the rest of your water and stir it around til all is dissolved. The traditional way is to use a small whisk. I ignore the directions on the label as that makes it granular and not half as nice as when mixed properly. The other thing about this pleasurable tea is that you may feel a lovely sense of energy without any hint of being hyper. I love this Matcha and enjoy two cups a day. Lots of healthy benefits.
May 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by khark4 AWEFUL
This product taste absolutely horrendous & did NOT help give me any energy. My appetite was decreased ONLY because it made me sick to my stomach & I couldn't eat after ingesting it
April 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by netwurk Tasted Awful
This is not ceremonial tea. High grade Matcha is a bright green. This tea is a drab green. My wife and I did not like the tea at all. It tasted like plastic from the container it came in.
April 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluepansypotions Fresh and Tasty
I love the idea of consuming the whole green tea leaf. Swanson's Organic Matcha Green Tea powder dissolves into a lovely, smooth tea with a nice fresh flavor. Organic makes it an even better choice.
April 16, 2014