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I’ve been on the hunt for a matcha substitute (informally) – that didn’t possess the caffeine kick – for some time. I ran across this product from TeaEqualsBliss ‘s review, and I was immediately captivated. I echo her thoughts that this is a quality rooibos, you can tell from smell alone. Very sweet. Smelled like the long-cut variety. I prepped it like I would any matcha – chasen, miso soup bowl, whisked the heck out of it. It frothed up a little, but not much. Taste-wise, it was a damn good tasting rooibos but with a thicker consistency. Quite a successful for an unusual delivery. If I had one gripe – and it’s a small one, it’s that I want to see a GREEN rooibos matcha. Beyond that, good show.

Full Review: http://www.lazyliteratus.com/1173

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Shinobi_cha

I agree; I would definitely try a green rooibos matcha.
Maybe I told you wrong, perhaps you need two * on each side for *bold**?

Shinobi_cha

No, that wasn’t it. Just one.
Perhaps on your review the system was confused by the apostrophe after ’Bliss’’…

Brett Floyd

I’ve been really curious about this red matcha… Might have to try some

Geoffrey Norman

@Shinobicha – The apostrophe was what killed the emboldening. Eh, no matter.

@Brett – It is worth your valuable time if you have a rooibos lean to begin with.

Batrachoid

Guess I’m not the only one who uses a miso bowl, eh? I think they work even better than most chawans for usucha. Does it seperate quickly or vary in taste with temperature?

And given that everyone who sees this matcha says they want green rooibos matcha, I’m guessing we’ll see some by autumn. XD Maybe honeybush too.

Geoffrey Norman

Miso bowls were all I had. And acquiring more isn’t that difficult. Ooooo, honybush matcha. Hadn’t thought o’ that.

LatteTeaDah

I’ve heard so much about this from different people, I may have to try this too. I don’t know enough about green rooibos to know if I’d prefer it, but if it’s a good red, I know my family will like it.
I wonder if this would work up into a matcha-style latte?

Geoffrey Norman

Green rooibos is like green tea dipped in honey. It has all of green tea’s strengths and none of its weaknesses. As for whether the Red Matcha will work as a latte? No doubt about it. It’s tailor-made to be whisked with a frother.

Organic Tulsi Tea

Thanks for the insight Geoffrey! Green rooibos is good but have you tried an Organic Tulsi Tea? There are a few people who knows about this one.
I read more about tulsi tea from Dr Mercola’s at http://organicindia.mercola.com/tulsi-tea.aspx

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Shinobi_cha

I agree; I would definitely try a green rooibos matcha.
Maybe I told you wrong, perhaps you need two * on each side for *bold**?

Shinobi_cha

No, that wasn’t it. Just one.
Perhaps on your review the system was confused by the apostrophe after ’Bliss’’…

Brett Floyd

I’ve been really curious about this red matcha… Might have to try some

Geoffrey Norman

@Shinobicha – The apostrophe was what killed the emboldening. Eh, no matter.

@Brett – It is worth your valuable time if you have a rooibos lean to begin with.

Batrachoid

Guess I’m not the only one who uses a miso bowl, eh? I think they work even better than most chawans for usucha. Does it seperate quickly or vary in taste with temperature?

And given that everyone who sees this matcha says they want green rooibos matcha, I’m guessing we’ll see some by autumn. XD Maybe honeybush too.

Geoffrey Norman

Miso bowls were all I had. And acquiring more isn’t that difficult. Ooooo, honybush matcha. Hadn’t thought o’ that.

LatteTeaDah

I’ve heard so much about this from different people, I may have to try this too. I don’t know enough about green rooibos to know if I’d prefer it, but if it’s a good red, I know my family will like it.
I wonder if this would work up into a matcha-style latte?

Geoffrey Norman

Green rooibos is like green tea dipped in honey. It has all of green tea’s strengths and none of its weaknesses. As for whether the Red Matcha will work as a latte? No doubt about it. It’s tailor-made to be whisked with a frother.

Organic Tulsi Tea

Thanks for the insight Geoffrey! Green rooibos is good but have you tried an Organic Tulsi Tea? There are a few people who knows about this one.
I read more about tulsi tea from Dr Mercola’s at http://organicindia.mercola.com/tulsi-tea.aspx

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