It’s time for a new kind of review. One that’s honest and real. From a real person, who legitimately tried a product and wants to share her unbiased truth about it.
Welcome. In this review of Buddha Teas CBD Matcha Green Tea, I’m going to share my personal testimonial about this tea, the company that makes it, and give a final verdict.
First, we’ll start by introducing you to Buddha Teas.
Who are Buddha Teas?
Buddha Teas opened for business in 2008 because “the world needed access to a wide selection of 100% unadulterated, organic tea.” The company is based in Colorado Springs, CO, and introduced its line up of hemp-derived CBD teas in 2018. It holds true to its principles by sourcing organic herbs and spices for its CBD tea blends.
Also, Buddha Teas utilizes nanotechnology to convert cannabidiol from a fat-soluble compound into a water-soluble one. Using this innovative technology ensures that the valuable CBD molecule can absorb and assimilate into the bloodstream. And therefore work its magic.
The company offers six unique cannabidiol tea varieties, but I’m going to talk about its Matcha CBD tea and share my experience testing it out.
Buddha Teas CBD Matcha green tea: product specifications
- 18 tea bags with 5mg broad-spectrum water-soluble CBD per bag
- USDA certified organic tea leaves and herbs
- Non-GMO & Kosher ingredients
- 0% THC
- Unbleached tea bags — free of chlorine and dioxin
- No artificial flavors or preservatives
- Contains caffeine
- Ingredients: organic Japanese sencha, organic Japanese matcha, and broad-spectrum water-soluble cannabidiol (CBD)
Appearance, labeling & first impressions
I love the box these tea bags come in. I drink a lot of tea from many different brands, so little nuances like its “liftable lid” stands out to me. Also, the design, colors, and artwork are attractive. Plus, the information included in the labeling is helpful and tells you everything you want and need to know about the product.
Other useful details on the box include a “caffeine guide”, an explanation of water-soluble CBD, directions for use, and key features of Buddha Teas.
Then when you open the lid to the box, you find 18 individually wrapped tea bags in black packets. Along the line where you rip open the packet, you see the words “Happiness from Within”. I thought that was a nice touch and got me excited about my tasting experience.
Once you rip the packet open, you catch a whiff of earthy, Matcha goodness that’s subtle yet still present. The tea bag has a string attached to it. And at the end of it, there’s a little tag with a quote. Two of my favorite quotes I read during my testing period included:
- “When the root is strong the fruit is sweet.” – Bob Marley
- “Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
Also, there’s one more important thing to mention about the box. At the bottom, there’s a “QR code” that you can scan with your smartphone camera and it will take you to link to view the lab testing results.
Based on the results from 3rd party labs, the amount of CBD per bag is around 7mg. This is a bit higher than the reported amount of 5mg (stated on the box and bag), but each batch varies and this is to be expected.
Also, the company performs internal testing, and their report shows non detectable levels of pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents.
If you’re familiar with Matcha, then you know it commonly comes in a powdered form and you need a special whisk to mix it with water or milk. But, since Buddha Teas CBD Matcha Green Tea comes in a tea bag, the taste is different. The texture of the tea is still silky smooth, but the taste isn’t quite as strong since it gets steeped in a tea bag compared to the traditional method of preparation.
In sum, the flavor is earthy and rich, making it enjoyable when served hot or over ice.
Testing process and experience
Before writing this review I consumed about 5 cups of the Matcha green tea. Each time I prepared a cup it was during the late morning or early afternoon. I put the tea kettle on the stove and then poured the hot water over the tea bag into my cup. After about 4 to 5 minutes of steeping, I removed the bag, squeezed out the contents, and took my first sip.
The taste was wonderful. After finishing the cup of tea, I felt relaxed, yet alert. The caffeine level was perfect, not the type that gives you the jitters — just a natural uplifting feeling. Also, my mind stayed clear and my body felt relaxed, which is where I think the CBD kicked in.
I felt this way each of the 5 days I drank a cup. I’d definitely buy this again, and try the other CBD flavors that Buddha Teas carry.
Final verdict: high-quality, organic tea with a dose of calm
For many years, Buddha Teas has been a ‘go-to’ tea brand for people wanting organically sourced herbs and tea leaves. And as a company based in Colorado, it only made sense to create CBD-based teas from hemp.
Overall, the taste of the CBD Matcha green tea is amazing, the quality is evident, the effects are great and the company ethically and consciously-crafts it. There’s so much to love.