Lately, I've been starting my mornings off with this Roasted Rice U-Matcha from The Republic of Tea ($17.50, republicoftea.com). Verdant powdered matcha is combined with roasted rice, resulting in an earthy-toasty combination full of umami flavor. My favorite part, though, is the scent of this deeply aromatic tea blend, which strangely reminds me of nori, the dried seaweed sheets used to roll sushi.
Have you tried matcha before? What did you think?