53

I did like this tea…it was sweeter than other matchas I’ve tried; I tend to like the grassier, vegetal tasting aspect of teas, with a little astringency to them. This one caught me off guard a little with the sweetness so prominent in the forefront. Whisking it up took a little effort, it never really produced the creamy foam unless you vary the amounts used or took your time in preparing it, you never really get a rich, dense, creamy foam.

The Tea Spot’s matcha is a good “starter” matcha because you get a little more than the average size for the price.

For the matcha connoisseur, I would not recommend this tea. It’s tasty and sweet but a little too much for me…Not my cup of tea!

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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Your score really has me curious… I can’t fathom how matcha can be bad (not to be mistaken for prepared not to a person’s taste)… gotta give it a try:)

MacchaMan

I do realize that good matcha is suppose to be sweet, but to me, this one was a little too prominently in the forefront. I like a good balance between sweetness and astringency.

Cofftea

Absolutely. I personally cringe at sweetened matcha “mixes” like Starbucks uses… I just can’t fathom that. A naturally sweet matcha I can handle. I love a mandarin orange flavored matcha that I have. But I also have a more savory unflavored matcha. Sometimes a person’s tastebuds just crave different things- just like chai, sometimes I drink it clean and other times w/ milk.

MacchaMan

I am the same way. When preparing Chai, I leave out the honey in the mix and just let the individual add their own to taste. I do not like sugar in any of my teas whatsoever! Not that I’m a snob, it’s just the way I like them…I do not condemn someone who does though.

MacchaMan

personally, flavored teas aren’t my favorite, I do like green Jasmine tea though.

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Cofftea

Your score really has me curious… I can’t fathom how matcha can be bad (not to be mistaken for prepared not to a person’s taste)… gotta give it a try:)

MacchaMan

I do realize that good matcha is suppose to be sweet, but to me, this one was a little too prominently in the forefront. I like a good balance between sweetness and astringency.

Cofftea

Absolutely. I personally cringe at sweetened matcha “mixes” like Starbucks uses… I just can’t fathom that. A naturally sweet matcha I can handle. I love a mandarin orange flavored matcha that I have. But I also have a more savory unflavored matcha. Sometimes a person’s tastebuds just crave different things- just like chai, sometimes I drink it clean and other times w/ milk.

MacchaMan

I am the same way. When preparing Chai, I leave out the honey in the mix and just let the individual add their own to taste. I do not like sugar in any of my teas whatsoever! Not that I’m a snob, it’s just the way I like them…I do not condemn someone who does though.

MacchaMan

personally, flavored teas aren’t my favorite, I do like green Jasmine tea though.

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