I had a hard time deciding between this one and the mandarin matcha. I ended up getting this one to try first, I am sure I will try the mandarin in the future. I got classic grade, robust flavour.
On first smell, it smells EXACTLY like chewable vitamin c. Mmmm. To be honest, that was my favorite candy as a child. Ha ha. It is not the super tart kind, but the slightly tart and sweet kind of vitamin c. Very similar to orange flavoured Emergen-C.
I started by using 1tsp in about 8 oz water, cold shaken. It tasted very similar to the vitamin c type flavour. But it was missing something. I was at work and added about half a packet of Splenda. That helped to make it taste more like a classic orange flavoured drink, think orange pop or C plus. But I really don’t like the taste of Splenda so that was throwing me off a bit.
I think I have to experiment with this one a bit. I am going to try a bit less matcha and play around with sweetener. I also got this one to mix with my cola matcha and cheesecake matcha. Looking forward to the results.