Posted: Sep 23, 2015 at 10:14 AM
(Last Updated: Oct 02, 2015 at 10:08 AM)
Compared with the Organic Coconut Matcha, this product has a fuller-bodied and sweeter flavor, which will likely make it appeal to a slightly different buyer. In addition to having a base of coconut water, this product adds pineapple, orange, cucumber, and ginger juices while reducing the number of unique greens that are in the formulation. The orange and pineapple in particular really stand out from this one, while the added matcha really only hits your tongue briefly at the tail end. That’s okay as we’re positive that this product isn’t trying to deliver a matcha experience that’s on par with a bottle of tea. Instead, it offers just enough such that it’s a meaningful addition to what is otherwise a tasty blend of citrus and greens. That being said, this is really a replacement for one of the brand's green juices more so than an alternative for a matcha tea. But for those consumers who want to try matcha without going all in, this is certainly a nice way to dip their toe in the water. Especially since this product can hold its own as far as green juices go. Visually, we’re again left feeling as though Evolution Fresh needs to evolve its labeling scheme to have a better way for the consumer to quickly tell the flavors apart. Otherwise, the product has everything that it needs on the label: a USDA Organic seal, mention of the use of high pressure processing, and a polished visual appearance. Definitely a nice addition to the lineup.