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Got a cup’s worth of this as a sample from Alphakitty when I told her to surprise me for our trade. So far it’s worked out pretty well!

The taste of this is interesting. I’ve never made matcha before so making it at work with a mug and a fork and some hot water is not the ideal circumstances, but I tried to make do. It was green, certainly, and not clumpy so there’s that.

This does taste like peanut butter, though I’m not sure about the ‘pie’ part. I also picked up a sort of…almost salty flavour, from the green tea itself maybe? Tasted almost like seaweed, though that must be wrong. It made the whole experience vaguely unpleasant. I have some black matcha at home that I will try soon so I hope that next try will be better.

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175 °F / 79 °C
Alphakitty

Green matcha can have a vegetal/seaweed note, I think if you don’t like green tea much black matcha will definitely be more pleasant!

Starfevre

Interesting, I hadn’t encountered that in regular green tea before so I didn’t know to expect it. I hope my black matcha experience will be better. Thanks for sending the sample though, better to know these things before I go out and spend money on it.

Alphakitty

np, glad I could help you on your matcha journey! I think you’ll really like black matcha, it’s got a cocoa/chocolate quality that is really scrumptious.

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Alphakitty

Green matcha can have a vegetal/seaweed note, I think if you don’t like green tea much black matcha will definitely be more pleasant!

Starfevre

Interesting, I hadn’t encountered that in regular green tea before so I didn’t know to expect it. I hope my black matcha experience will be better. Thanks for sending the sample though, better to know these things before I go out and spend money on it.

Alphakitty

np, glad I could help you on your matcha journey! I think you’ll really like black matcha, it’s got a cocoa/chocolate quality that is really scrumptious.

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.

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Renton, WA, USA

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