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drank Strawberry Matcha by 52teas
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I had another go at the whole matcha-making thing. This time I used less water – 6 oz as oppose to 8 oz (it amounts to about 3/4 of a cup) along with 1/4 tsp of matcha. The result is less watery than before although I’m still not getting that frothy matcha texture I’m used to seeing with ‘real’ matcha tea. Maybe this particular kind just isn’t suited to that sort of thing or (more likely) I’m just doing it wrong – oh well.

I’m finding that the tea tastes mostly like plain matcha – clean and grassy with that faint trace of bitterness, the strawberry manages to sneak onto the end but it’s not as strong as the (wonderful) odor of the tea suggests that it should be.

One thing I’ve noticed with making matcha in an ordinary bowl like I’m doing is that it cools off very quickly. I’m surprised the Japanese monks had time to meditate over anything while they were busy chugging their tea before it got cold! XD

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C
Angrboda

Perhaps they were actually meditating on the invention of tea cosys and thermo cups?

TeaEqualsBliss

You are going to freak but I used 8 tsps for 8 ounces and it was quite nice. The strawberry came out to play the more you use, I found!

TeaEqualsBliss

Nono! Not 8 for this one…that was the chocolate ecstasy sorry! I used 2.5 tsp for this!

Jillian

Cool, I’ll have to give that a shot next time. The matcha trio I ordered from 52Teas has arrived so now I’ve got plenty of matcha to experiment with. :D

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Angrboda

Perhaps they were actually meditating on the invention of tea cosys and thermo cups?

TeaEqualsBliss

You are going to freak but I used 8 tsps for 8 ounces and it was quite nice. The strawberry came out to play the more you use, I found!

TeaEqualsBliss

Nono! Not 8 for this one…that was the chocolate ecstasy sorry! I used 2.5 tsp for this!

Jillian

Cool, I’ll have to give that a shot next time. The matcha trio I ordered from 52Teas has arrived so now I’ve got plenty of matcha to experiment with. :D

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