drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
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Ya, no. Not for me. At least not as it tastes using the traditional method. Maybe if I shake it up with some vanilla soymilk, it’ll be good? I’ve been curious about trying the flavored matchas at Red Leaf, but if I don’t like the unflavored, I’m not sure why I’d like the flavored. Anyone have thoughts about that?

Courtney

I’m not huge on straight matcha. I have David’s Grand Cru in my cupboard but I exclusively drink it as a cold soy latte. I love Red Leaf’s flavoured matchas, but again I drink them with milk (but not in soy milk, which I find has a much stronger and distinct flavour than regular milk) or in smoothies.

Stephanie

Maybe order one of the Red Leaf free samples of the month? You get like 5-10 servings for just the cost of shipping (less than $3) This month’s sample is cheesecake flavored :)

Tealizzy

Courtney – you’re right that soy milk adds a flavor, and I’m glad there’s hope even if you’re not a fan of straight matcha!

Good idea, Stephanie! I think I’ll try that.

pyarkaaloo

i really only drink matcha for the health benefits, as it’s super concentrated chlorophyll, which is great for you. that said, it’s a very acquired taste and a bit harsh without additives. you’ll get a lot of earthy grass.

lately i’ve been adding brown sugar to mine plus soy milk (just plain does the trick, which tastes vanillary as it is! but with vanilla soy milk it will probably be amazing.) for me milk & sugar cancels out the bitterness & even makes it a little decadent…at least as much as possible given this is well, matcha.

i myself am gonna order a sample of Red Leaf’s flavored. i had my eye on their caramel one. i’m sure it’s much better that way.

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Courtney

I’m not huge on straight matcha. I have David’s Grand Cru in my cupboard but I exclusively drink it as a cold soy latte. I love Red Leaf’s flavoured matchas, but again I drink them with milk (but not in soy milk, which I find has a much stronger and distinct flavour than regular milk) or in smoothies.

Stephanie

Maybe order one of the Red Leaf free samples of the month? You get like 5-10 servings for just the cost of shipping (less than $3) This month’s sample is cheesecake flavored :)

Tealizzy

Courtney – you’re right that soy milk adds a flavor, and I’m glad there’s hope even if you’re not a fan of straight matcha!

Good idea, Stephanie! I think I’ll try that.

pyarkaaloo

i really only drink matcha for the health benefits, as it’s super concentrated chlorophyll, which is great for you. that said, it’s a very acquired taste and a bit harsh without additives. you’ll get a lot of earthy grass.

lately i’ve been adding brown sugar to mine plus soy milk (just plain does the trick, which tastes vanillary as it is! but with vanilla soy milk it will probably be amazing.) for me milk & sugar cancels out the bitterness & even makes it a little decadent…at least as much as possible given this is well, matcha.

i myself am gonna order a sample of Red Leaf’s flavored. i had my eye on their caramel one. i’m sure it’s much better that way.

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My obsession with tea really started around October 2012 when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed going out to afternoon tea with my mom. I was really into An Afternoon to Remember’s creme brulee tea, since they had an afternoon tea place at that time, which has since closed…so sad and I haven’t found a good replacement.

So, I kinda went nuts when I discovered both DavidsTea and Lupicia in the SF mall, and I still frequent them, though my tastes have substantially changed over time from wanting to try all the teas to being a bit more particular.

Once I discovered steepster, literally by looking up reviews of a DavidsTea tea, I was hooked! So many tea companies I never heard of and everything sounding so delicious!

I found I still love dessert teas, like flavored black teas, but I also really enjoy oolong (both green and roasted). I occasionally enjoy flavored rooibos and white teas. I’ve had a rough time with puerh, and still think it tastes like leather. Recently, after having some really amazing teas from Teavivre, I can now say I love unflavored Chinese black teas and green teas.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Teavivre, Golden Moon, Butiki, Lupicia, and DavidsTea.

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

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