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drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Welp, here it is, the long-awaited DoMatcha-tini trial!

Went through two iterations of this and I am just going to have to pronounce it meh. I mean, maybe it’s my not particularly rad drink mixing skills (it probably is that), and maybe I’m just not that big of a fan of vodka-base drinks (also quite possible, I’m more of a gin person) but I didn’t really feel that the ingredients fit together particularly well (ok, mostly it was the cognac) I assume that what is going on here with the creme de cacao and cognac is an attempt to create a smooth alcohol combination with a vodka base in order to complement the smooth creaminess of the matcha but…I’m just not feeling it. I think if I were to make continued attempts at this (and I might, because I kind of like the idea), I’d probably skip the cognac altogether.

I also tried this with preblending the matcha in water and with just dumping the matcha straight in, but neither attempt really seemed to result in the matcha really settling in with the other ingredients. There wasn’t that magical alchemy that goes one when I mix matcha with latte mix and let it sit for a while, or the nice melding that occurred with the juice. Also, clearly I didn’t buy enough alcohol for this because this note is waaaaay too coherent, and that’s Just Wrong.

After all that, I guess I should end with a caveat that I’m not exactly the most trusted source when it comes to mixed drinks since my drink of choice (as implied above) is the venerable gin and tonic. According to…most people that I meet this makes my tastes pretty suspect.

Rabs

Sorry the experiment was a failure :( I must admit that I was rather disappointed by the coherence of your tasting note ;)

Perhaps you should try a variation on a vanilla ice cream based alcoholic drink — where I come from it was called The Tumbleweed, but I know it has several different names (none which come to mind atm). Good luck with the future experimentations!

Ewa

Well you know how it is. Hard to get good and sloshed on a drink you’re not really enjoying all that much.

I have already found a separate page of matcha cocktails, so I WILL prevail!

SoccerMom

Sorry first attempt was a failure cannot wait to see your future experiments!!

DoMatcha

Sorry to hear the matcha martini wasn’t a success! If you are more of a gin person, try adding an ounce of gin to the jade lemonade recipe :) We’ll be adding a Matcha Kitchen Video of this recipe to our Facebook page in the coming weeks. Happy experimenting!

Ewa

Ooooooh, I will definitely try that! (<3 gin. yes i know that makes me weird)

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Rabs

Sorry the experiment was a failure :( I must admit that I was rather disappointed by the coherence of your tasting note ;)

Perhaps you should try a variation on a vanilla ice cream based alcoholic drink — where I come from it was called The Tumbleweed, but I know it has several different names (none which come to mind atm). Good luck with the future experimentations!

Ewa

Well you know how it is. Hard to get good and sloshed on a drink you’re not really enjoying all that much.

I have already found a separate page of matcha cocktails, so I WILL prevail!

SoccerMom

Sorry first attempt was a failure cannot wait to see your future experiments!!

DoMatcha

Sorry to hear the matcha martini wasn’t a success! If you are more of a gin person, try adding an ounce of gin to the jade lemonade recipe :) We’ll be adding a Matcha Kitchen Video of this recipe to our Facebook page in the coming weeks. Happy experimenting!

Ewa

Ooooooh, I will definitely try that! (<3 gin. yes i know that makes me weird)

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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