This was a disaster yesterday, so I thought I would try again today. Made it cold yesterday, smelled delicious, tasted disgusting. It felt like I was drinking chemicals. At first I thought the matcha may have somehow been contaminated from the time I got the scoop from the package to my cold shake tumbler. But on further thought, it really tasted like what I imagine perfume would taste like. So I thought maybe the robust flavouring was just too strong.
To start today, I thoroughly cleaned my tumbler. I am very much a “rinser”. Since I drink cold matcha every morning, I mostly just rinse the tumbler and let it air dry in between. It gets washed maybe once or twice a week and when I change flavours I soak it with a denture tablet to make sure I get all the flavours out. So I did the whole denture tablet thing and let it air dry overnight. Then I blended equal arts of peach matcha with regular matcha and added a sprinkle of white sugar.
This is much more drinkable now. It still smells of delicious candied peaches. The taste is much more subtle. It tastes like matcha with slight artificial peach flavour. Slightly sweet. There is still a tiny chemical aftertaste but it is not burning the lining off of my mouth this time and I would describe it as more astringent. There is a bit of a waxy taste to it. At least I can drink up what I bought now.
I would suggest that this one would be best with a delicate flavouring vs the robust that I ordered.