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Morning banana strawberry matcha smoothie. The color combination of strawberries and matcha makes for an odd result. Kind of…flesh colored. Ew. Ok, now I have to wash that mental image out of my brain.

Cofftea

Yeah… matcha smoothies and milk shakes are NOT pretty. Just try visualizing a chocolate matcha shake… blech! Matcha OJ isn’t attractive either.

mpierce87

Just matcha is a strange color also for those not familiar with it. I took an iced matcha latte from Starbucks to school the other day and my students were like “ooh, what IS that…?” They were a bit grossed out by it I think, but it was delicious!

Ewa

Very true, at least you’re sort of expecting it when it’s just matcha by itself though.

mpierce87

True. I remember I ordered a strawberry banana smoothie with matcha once and the color was horrible. At least plain matcha doesn’t look dirty.

Cofftea

The color of straight matcha doesn’t bother me, but matcha lattes do as well as green tea ice cream… go figure since I LOVE mint chip ice cream and am not bothered by the color lol.

Ewa

You know, that is EXACTLY it, mrawlins2, mixing matcha with other stuff makes it look dirty!

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Cofftea

Yeah… matcha smoothies and milk shakes are NOT pretty. Just try visualizing a chocolate matcha shake… blech! Matcha OJ isn’t attractive either.

mpierce87

Just matcha is a strange color also for those not familiar with it. I took an iced matcha latte from Starbucks to school the other day and my students were like “ooh, what IS that…?” They were a bit grossed out by it I think, but it was delicious!

Ewa

Very true, at least you’re sort of expecting it when it’s just matcha by itself though.

mpierce87

True. I remember I ordered a strawberry banana smoothie with matcha once and the color was horrible. At least plain matcha doesn’t look dirty.

Cofftea

The color of straight matcha doesn’t bother me, but matcha lattes do as well as green tea ice cream… go figure since I LOVE mint chip ice cream and am not bothered by the color lol.

Ewa

You know, that is EXACTLY it, mrawlins2, mixing matcha with other stuff makes it look dirty!

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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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