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3 Tasting Notes

86

I’m surprised at how clumpy this is! Nabbed it from Teavana to see if their matcha is worth hollering about… guess I’ll have to grab some higher end matchas to compare, but this’ll do for now. ;)

Typically, I’ve been adding sweetened condensed milk (for a sweet matcha milk), and it comes out very creamy and pleasant. By itself, it seems not very bitter if the right amounts are used, and the color is cloudy green… not very dark. So far, I’ve been enjoying it hot instead of my coffee, but it lends itself well to cold (milk tea) as well.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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77

Smells fruity and nice… must be mostly the passionfruit (to me). For a black tea I was expecting something a bit stronger, but it doesn’t come off as very strong, even when steeped for some time. Not bad.

Preparation
Boiling

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Bought this at my local Mitsuwa Marketplace in hopes of finding a cheap matcha to make some matcha milk tea. It was cheap all right, maybe 5.99 for 40g? However, I didn’t enjoy the flavor much, and the color was a very murky, dark green. Even when adding condensed milk (as l like the added sweetness), there was some lingering… chalky, gritty taste? I would attribute it to my lack of mixing skill, but there weren’t any lumps or anything left like that. I think I’ll be using the remainder with the milk, but most likely won’t be purchasing this again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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