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I have cooked with matcha, I have had matcha lattes prepared for me and I have even had loose leaf tea that was mixed with matcha, but today, for the first time, I made actual wisked matcha!!!
I bought this 50% off a while ago, but only just got it since it was delivered in the US and had to find its way to me. Finally, today, I decided to open my little kit and give it a first try.

I happily measured out my matcha and near boiling water and put them in the glass bowl that was included. I loved how green the matcha becomes in the water. It turns emrald green and after long attempts to properly froth it, I ended up with a tiny bit of pastel green bubbles on the surface of an emerald green liqour. I loved the smell. It reminded me of sencha with a bouncy personality to it. It was increadibly relaxing to prepare and at the same time exciting and fun.

The taste was amazing. Sweet, smooth and creamy with a hint of vegetable and vitamine bitterness that played in just right. My Dad and brother ended up stealing my first cup of it while my boyfriend stared at the liquid as if it were going to jump up out of the bowl and bite him. No luck convincing him to try it… Oh well… That means more for me! I made a second cup (both had about 1 tsp to 8oz of water) for me to enjoy. I loved it. I decided to sweeten the last few sips to see what happened, but I definitely liked it better plain. The natural sweetness of the tea was more than enough to make it delicious. 

Sadly (or maybe thankfully?) I don’t get any effects from caffeine, and I was sorta hoping that I would feel the caffeine in the matcha. I didn’t… Just a happy glow from having great tea and a smile from a quick afternoon nap after a bit of a good book next to my boyfriend and bulldogs. 

Tea makes happy afternoons even shinier! : )  

Tamm

I am glad you like this one! I may have added too much powder to mine the first time I tried it, but I really disliked it. Now I have a full can of it sitting here…

Ninavampi

@Tamm- Have you tried other matchas? If you have, did you like those? This is my first experience with a matcha prepared as it should be, so I really don’t have much to comapre it to. But, I am super happy that I liked it! : )

Tamm

I have actually tried a few, but I think what through me off is that I felt that it was just bitter enough to turn me off…I think that tomorrow (so it’s not late) I will try making this again. Maybe lower temp+less matcha will do the trick?

ScottTeaMan

I do like matcha, but I’ve only had one kind from Upton Tea. I like the way Matcha gets frothy.

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Tamm

I am glad you like this one! I may have added too much powder to mine the first time I tried it, but I really disliked it. Now I have a full can of it sitting here…

Ninavampi

@Tamm- Have you tried other matchas? If you have, did you like those? This is my first experience with a matcha prepared as it should be, so I really don’t have much to comapre it to. But, I am super happy that I liked it! : )

Tamm

I have actually tried a few, but I think what through me off is that I felt that it was just bitter enough to turn me off…I think that tomorrow (so it’s not late) I will try making this again. Maybe lower temp+less matcha will do the trick?

ScottTeaMan

I do like matcha, but I’ve only had one kind from Upton Tea. I like the way Matcha gets frothy.

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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