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drank Cranberry Matcha by 52teas
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Of the three flavored Matchas that 52Teas released recently, this was the one that I was least eager to try… I don’t know why I’ve got this predisposition to immediately dismiss cranberry flavored teas. I actually like cranberries… I just sometimes think I don’t.

This has a very nice cranberry aroma when I opened the pouch. The flavor of the cranberry is much softer, which is alright with me because I like how the cranberry and matcha unite. This is smooth and sweet, not too tart (although a nice cranberry tartness comes through at the finish and tickles my tongue) and just… YUM!

Cofftea

What was your ratio (or best estimated if you winged it)? I tried it this morning and got virtually nothing but thick, almost chalky matcha. It was only in the after taste. I really want to love this- please help:)

LiberTEAS

Three scoops with my chashaku, then I add a little hot water to do a pre-whisk (I found that this one was a bit lumpier than the other two). After I’m satisfied with my pre-whisk, I add a bit more water… filling my chawan to about the halfway mark. I don’t measure so I don’t know how much water this actually is, and I don’t know the capacity of my chawan.

Cofftea

Hmmm… That’s what I did. I used 8oz water. I’ll tinker w/ it on Mon after I get thru the other 2.

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Cofftea

What was your ratio (or best estimated if you winged it)? I tried it this morning and got virtually nothing but thick, almost chalky matcha. It was only in the after taste. I really want to love this- please help:)

LiberTEAS

Three scoops with my chashaku, then I add a little hot water to do a pre-whisk (I found that this one was a bit lumpier than the other two). After I’m satisfied with my pre-whisk, I add a bit more water… filling my chawan to about the halfway mark. I don’t measure so I don’t know how much water this actually is, and I don’t know the capacity of my chawan.

Cofftea

Hmmm… That’s what I did. I used 8oz water. I’ll tinker w/ it on Mon after I get thru the other 2.

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