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My first matcha experience! Success! Dexter3657 sent some of this my way, thank you!!

I was so excited to try it but was clueless as to how to go about it. I knew I wanted it cold, a la Starbucks green tea frap. Now I don’t like the taste of milk but if you mask it, I’m fine. Those frappuccinos are all milk based and I gobble them up. So I used a small amount of this, less than 1 tsp, for just under a cup of cold milk. I dissolved the matcha in about 2 Tbsp of hot water, and I used one of those cheap frothers, a handheld battery operated one. It says Bayley’s on it, I can just imagine what it’s for. Then I poured the milk into a glass, added the matcha “solution” and sipped. Needed sweetening, tasted milky. I didn’t want to make simple syrup and there was no way any rock sugar or turbinado would have melted so… Maple syrup to the rescue! (Note to self: Really good but need a full tsp of tea next time.)

Oh and this morning I made a smoothie with it, I was thinking about the “mind over matcha” from booster juice, we love that. So I made my own version with banana. Basically dumped matcha, banana and milk in a plastic pitcher and put in the handheld blender I use to blend soups. It was also very good but didn’t taste much green apple. I thought maybe it was because of the banana but tonight I’m also not tasting apple. Matcha yes, apple no.

Red leaf tea order on the horizon. Never bought matcha but from what I’ve been reading here I know it’s expensive and you get a lot of it, almost too much to drink before it goes stale or whatever. I think my milk consumption might go up also. The dairy farmers of Canada I’m sure will be thankful to red leaf tea :)

Dexter

Awesome!!! Glad you liked it. I have a few of the flavored syrups – that they use at coffee shops etc. I mainly just use plain matcha in milk and add a shot of that for sweetness and flavor. Plain matcha is also fine in smoothies if you add your own fruit.

ashmanra

I bought six gallons of milk today. I will probably have to buy more before a week passes. If I ever break a bone it would be a miracle. We drink a LOT of milk.

Indigobloom

I find banana masks the flavour of most matchas. Try it with just ice and milk!

Indigobloom

(in the blender that is)

Nxtdoor

ashmanra Six gallons? I buy 1 litre of milk and it lasts us sometimes 2 weeks! only two people in the household.

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Dexter

Awesome!!! Glad you liked it. I have a few of the flavored syrups – that they use at coffee shops etc. I mainly just use plain matcha in milk and add a shot of that for sweetness and flavor. Plain matcha is also fine in smoothies if you add your own fruit.

ashmanra

I bought six gallons of milk today. I will probably have to buy more before a week passes. If I ever break a bone it would be a miracle. We drink a LOT of milk.

Indigobloom

I find banana masks the flavour of most matchas. Try it with just ice and milk!

Indigobloom

(in the blender that is)

Nxtdoor

ashmanra Six gallons? I buy 1 litre of milk and it lasts us sometimes 2 weeks! only two people in the household.

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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