For this Kenko Matcha review we tested Kenko Organic Ceremonial Matcha green Tea Powder, which is a super premium grade of matcha that is 100% USDA certified organic.
Kenko is an Australian company that works directly with matcha producers in Nishio Japan to import the best matcha green tea powder available in the world.
You can always find Kenko Matcha green tea powder here in the Matcha connection offices.
For this Kenko Organic Ceremonial Matcha review, we first examined the matcha green tea powder next to other matchas to rate the color.
Next we evaluated the aroma of the Kenko matcha green tea powder.
We then prepared the Kenko Organic Ceremonial matcha green tea powder into matcha green tea in the traditional manner with a bowl and matcha whisk.
We tasted the Kenko Matcha green tea and evaluated its flavor and foaming characteristics for our tasting rating.
See our findings below.
Kenko Matcha Review Of Color and Grind
As you can see in the photo below, the Kenko Organic Ceremonial Matcha is a brilliant, vibrant green color.
It is also a very fine grind that makes a wonderful matcha green tea. However, the reason it only received a 97 out of 100 is because the Midori Spring Organic Ceremonial Matcha had a slightly more vibrant color.
Even though the color was slightly better with the Midori Spring Matcha, we prefer the taste of the Kenko Matcha green tea.
The aroma of the Kenko matcha green tea powder is somewhat earthy and slightly bold and grassy, the way a good matcha should be.
Kenko matcha green tea powder is stone ground on hand carved granite blocks giving it a super fine texture and unique molecular structure that all premium grade matchas enjoy.
We couldn't wait to prepare the matcha green tea and taste it for the Kenko Matcha review!
Kenko Matcha Review - Taste
Of all the matcha green teas we have tasted, the Kenko Organic Ceremonial matcha remains our favorite.
The first thing you will notice while preparing Kenko matcha green tea is how quickly a rich froth develops on top, which is a signature of a premium quality matcha.
It has a slightly bold, grassy flavor that is somewhat creamy and has no aftertaste.
Kenko Organic Ceremonial Matcha is our favorite selection of the best matcha green tea powder.
Kenko Organic Matcha Features:
- 100% USDA Certified Organic
- Heavy Metal, Pesticide and Radiation Free
- 100% Natural
- Non GMO
- Vegan Friendly
- Gluten Free
Best Ceremonial Matcha Powder
- Encha Ceremonial Grade Matcha
- Hand-picked from organic farm in Uji, Japan
- First Harvest Matcha - Vibrant green color
- Highest quality matcha, never bitter
- Our Rating: 4.9 of 5 stars
- Tenzo Organic Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea Powder
- Authentic Japanese Matcha
- Rich in antioxidants, helps boost metabolism
- Ceremonial Grade - Vibrant Green Color
- Pique Matcha - Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder
- Harvested from a family-owned organic tea farm in Japan
- Increases energy and focus
- Highest-quality, shade grown ceremonial-grade
- Our Rating: 4.8 of 5 stars
- Kenko Matcha Organic Ceremonial Matcha
- Gold Class Ceremonial Grade Matcha
- Country of Origin: Japan
- First Harvest Matcha - Vibrant Green in Color
- Our Rating: 4.8 of 5 stars
How much caffeine is in Kenko Matcha?
Kenko matcha typically contains approximately 35 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per 1 gram (g) serving. However, the exact caffeine content can vary slightly depending on factors such as the specific batch and growing conditions. Matcha naturally contains caffeine because it is made from whole tea leaves, which are ground into a fine powder.
Is Kenko matcha tested for radiation/radioactivity?
This is what Kenko matcha has to say about their testing on radiation: Yes we absolutely do test for radiation in our matcha. I've been running Kenko Tea in Australia for two years now and was very selective about our suppliers when we started in 2013. We work in partnership with our suppliers to carry out tests for radiation (monthly), heavy metals (yearly) and pesticide testing (yearly). We've have never had any detectable levels of radiation found in Kenko matcha green tea powder.