(My 2nd review of this )
This time, I come prepared to «match II» of TheTeaFairy V/S Matcha Matsu!
I brought to the table the proper ammo, fool me once, never twice (hopefully):
- variable temp kettle: check!
- extra large bowl: check! (the golf green kitchen counter experiment has been done before, see previous review)
- No witness zone: check! (confidence level not on high, did lose big chunk-o-pride in round 1)
So we meet again… inoffensive looking green powder, but oh so lethal if not handled with care!
Matcha, here’s the deal: If you don’t want to end up exclusively in my morning smoothies, you better show some cooperation… I paid some big bucks for you, time to show some love and let me drink some decent liquor!!!
I must stay focused, take a deep breath… start whisking, gently this time. No frantic motion. I’m master of my matcha. Oops, a little slip creates some green juice escape…it’s ok, don’t panic! No one said it had to be perfect, I will happily settle for bearable.
Alright now, stop!
Let’s see what we have… looks like matcha, nice froth going on, opaque but not muddy… hum, is there hope for me?
Shall I dare taste it? Can’t help a vivid memory from resurrecting, how bitter was my last cup of this? Oh, trust me, VERY! It almost made a hole in my stomach! This time I followed tips from fellow Steepster and used a lot less powder.
Well this is a different tea now, It’s actually drinkable! Can’t say I’m in love with it, but I see myself having it again.
Hard for me to compare since this is the only Matcha I ever bought…if I compare to the ones I’ve had at the sushi bar, I come to the conclusion they eighter use higher grade Matcha or some kind of sweetener cause I don’t find that sweetness in mine. It’s very grassy, and still a tad bitter, but not in a harmful way this time!
For obvious lack of experience with matcha, once again I will not rate this until I have tried couple more, it wouldn’t be fair.
But I’m glad I gave it a proper shot!