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I had to grab these Caramel Matchacchinos on sale! HUGE discount! They sounded delicious anyway!

First up: hot latte
I was surprised there was already a scoop in the big bag of bright green matcha! Very handy! Little things like that make my day. :D So, I heated up about nine ounces of milk, definitely not boiling, as that would ruin the matcha. Just about warm! One scoop of matchacchino in the bottom of the mug and I slowly pour the measuring cup with warm milk with one hand while I’m whisking the matcha with a fork in the other (yes, unofficial matcha mixing, I know!) The dry matcha has a lovely sweet fragrance. The taste is amazing! It’s like a healthier cappuccino! I could have used MORE matcha flavor and less sugar in this cup. Matchaccino is different from regular matcha in that it already has sugar in it. It definitely doesn’t need more added! My cup was gone in minutes. (Whoops! ) Honestly, if tea wasn’t typically too hot to gulp, I’d probably gulp that down too! Instantly I felt energized!

Second cup: brewed like a typical tea
With this cup, I really just wanted to taste the matchaccino without milk. So I cooled the water a while and slowly poured the water in the mug while whisking with a fork. This cup may have been even better than with milk because I get to taste more of the matcha – the milk hides the flavor a bit. I really liked this cup!

Luckily, I love this stuff since I bought a bunch of pouches. It will definitely increase my milk intake too, since I normally do not drink very much milk.

Stephanie

I drank some from the HHTB pouch today. Thanks for sharing!

MissB

Oh, I grabbed some of these pouches too, and am eagerly awaiting their arrival. Robert had said they were much lower quality matcha (and an order that someone changed their mind about) so I’m curious as to just how much lower grade this is. So happy to hear you loved it!

Tea Sipper

Stephanie – I’m glad! :D

MissB – I’m no matcha expert but the pouch I tried doesn’t seem low quality to me. It’s comparable to the almond matcha I had recently! But maybe the next pouch I open will be better or worse. I’m already close to opening the next big pouch because of tea trades!

Stephanie

If I remember correctly only 50% of the bags were the lower quality matcha, and they had no way to tell which were which, so they sold them all at a discount. Maybe this bag was a GOOD bag? shrug

MissB

Oh, yes! I forgot about the mixup. Could well be this was a good bag.

ashmanra

I am pretty sure the first bag I opened is one of the lower quality ones, but honestly it is still good. Don’t worry if that is what you got because it still makes a really good latte.

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Stephanie

I drank some from the HHTB pouch today. Thanks for sharing!

MissB

Oh, I grabbed some of these pouches too, and am eagerly awaiting their arrival. Robert had said they were much lower quality matcha (and an order that someone changed their mind about) so I’m curious as to just how much lower grade this is. So happy to hear you loved it!

Tea Sipper

Stephanie – I’m glad! :D

MissB – I’m no matcha expert but the pouch I tried doesn’t seem low quality to me. It’s comparable to the almond matcha I had recently! But maybe the next pouch I open will be better or worse. I’m already close to opening the next big pouch because of tea trades!

Stephanie

If I remember correctly only 50% of the bags were the lower quality matcha, and they had no way to tell which were which, so they sold them all at a discount. Maybe this bag was a GOOD bag? shrug

MissB

Oh, yes! I forgot about the mixup. Could well be this was a good bag.

ashmanra

I am pretty sure the first bag I opened is one of the lower quality ones, but honestly it is still good. Don’t worry if that is what you got because it still makes a really good latte.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite teas:
teavivre.com
zentealife.com
butikiteas.com
fusionteas.com
theteamerchant.net
steepcityteas.com
bluebirdteaco.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
joysteaspoon.com
dellaterrateas.com
teasenz.com
adagio.com
52 Teas – zoomdweebies.com
tealux.ca
goldenmoontea.com
tealiciousllc.com
whisperingpinestea.com
verdanttea.com
steapshoppe.com
thenecessiteas.com
Specialteas

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! I was bored one day and found out that most of them have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
40-65 – Okay
1-40 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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