Second attempt at making matcha. Thank you, Ninavampi for this sample! I think I preferred the amaretto flavor. I added a little milk to this one, which helped, but the spiciness in the pumpkin pie flavor seems to be taking center stage. It’s drinkable, just not something that I would ever prefer over a nice cup of strong, malty black tea. Maybe I’m not making it correctly, even though I looked up directions on making matcha. All of the lattes and things that everyone makes with matcha sound so good, but I think I prefer a simple cup of tea where I just pour hot water over some leaves. I think I am just not a lover of matcha, sigh.

-Dry blend is a powdery green matcha.
-Dry leaves smell strongly of cinnamon. Tea liquor aroma is of spicy pumpkin pie.
-Tea liquor is a thick dark green color with foam on top.
-Vegetal flavor with a strong spicy finish. Light pumpkin pie and clove aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Fair tea. Very strong spicy flavor with just a hint of pumpkin.

QueenOfTarts

I agree! This matcha had too much spice and not enough pumpkin for me — I didn’t get any pumpkin pie flavor in it to be honest. I do like matcha, but find that I prefer the red base more than the green.

Josie Jade

Glad I’m not the only one, QueenOfTarts! I will have to try the other types of matcha. I’m sadly not loving the regular green matcha, but am curious if the black or red may appeal to me more. :)

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QueenOfTarts

I agree! This matcha had too much spice and not enough pumpkin for me — I didn’t get any pumpkin pie flavor in it to be honest. I do like matcha, but find that I prefer the red base more than the green.

Josie Jade

Glad I’m not the only one, QueenOfTarts! I will have to try the other types of matcha. I’m sadly not loving the regular green matcha, but am curious if the black or red may appeal to me more. :)

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