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I have to say what I know about matcha is pretty much nothing. I’ve been resisting the urge to get the whisk because I wasn’t sure I needed a new toy. So I was happy to find one in my Steepster select box, along with a sample of this matcha.

We did get a little card with instructions, which were easy to follow. Yesterday morning I whipped up two batches of it, it took me a bit to get the hang of the whisk but that’s ok. By my second attempt, I noticed the matcha was nice and frothy. But I do see needing a matcha bowl in my future. :)

It’s a very nice, green bundle of joy. The tea is very flavorful, grassy and has a bit of bitterness. This morning I blended some with raspberries and soymilk. I found it needed a touch of sugar. Most of my experiences with matcha have been that they are slightly bitter so that isn’t unusual. I can see how this will be great for making smoothies! And for cooking!

Thanks to Steepster and Obubu for this fun treat!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec
noordelijk

Matcha shouldn’t be very bitter when you drink it, actually more on the sweeter side. Could be a result of this special kitchen grade matcha.

BTVSGal

Yeah it was a little bitter to me as well.

TeaBrat

I don’t know, everytime I’ve had a matcha it’s tasted that way.

ScottTeaMan

I’ve only tried one batch of Matcha and it had some bitterness. I don’t know if I’d pay for premium Matcha, but a good Sencha or Gyokuro!! Ooohhhh Yeah! :))

Mark B

Summit matcha doesn’t have much in the way of bitterness, unless I use too much tea or the water is too hot. I don’t have much matcha experience, but from the half dozen or so that I have tried, it sets the bar for me. Check it out…

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noordelijk

Matcha shouldn’t be very bitter when you drink it, actually more on the sweeter side. Could be a result of this special kitchen grade matcha.

BTVSGal

Yeah it was a little bitter to me as well.

TeaBrat

I don’t know, everytime I’ve had a matcha it’s tasted that way.

ScottTeaMan

I’ve only tried one batch of Matcha and it had some bitterness. I don’t know if I’d pay for premium Matcha, but a good Sencha or Gyokuro!! Ooohhhh Yeah! :))

Mark B

Summit matcha doesn’t have much in the way of bitterness, unless I use too much tea or the water is too hot. I don’t have much matcha experience, but from the half dozen or so that I have tried, it sets the bar for me. Check it out…

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

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89-80 Pretty good, above average

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