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drank Mandarin Matcha by 52teas
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Tough day, lots of work today, got home and saw all the comments on the posts. Tried to make this again as a smoothie. A different type of smoothie this time:

1/4 cup frozen Dole mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
2 tsp. Mandarin Matcha (I will have none left at this rate)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cold water

This was a little thicker than yesterday, as in I used less liquid, and one such liquid was milk instead of all water. The milk worked well with the mandarin flavor in the matcha, I was pleasantly surprised because I had been hesitant all week. This version however, seems like it needs more milk if anything. I am going to look into yogurt for tomorrow and maybe orange juice to give this another go.

Definitely still worth experimenting with.

Cofftea

If you have them- try blackberries. Yummm!=D

Cinoi

I do! I have been picking them out of the mix because of the seeds. I will have a whole bag of frozen blackberries very soon. I agree though that the blackberries with the mandarin would be good

S

So I finally managed to buy a bag of frozen berries like you recommended! Luckily, there are no blackberries in the blend for me to pick out :)

Cofftea

Curious as to why you’d pick them out Shanti. Do you not like them?

S

Cofftea, the seeds are a pain ;)

Cofftea

Raspberries have the same problem though… To each their own, I guess it’s a texture thing. raspb and blackberries are the only berries I put in my smoothies normally, rarely a strawberry.

Cinoi

I remove the blackberries for the same reason, my blender just does not take care of the seeds, it handles the strawberries and raspberries just fine though.

Cofftea

I grew up eating home canned raspberry jam w/ seeds and to this day that’s all I’ll eat, so maybe that’s why I don’t find the seeds a problem:)

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Cofftea

If you have them- try blackberries. Yummm!=D

Cinoi

I do! I have been picking them out of the mix because of the seeds. I will have a whole bag of frozen blackberries very soon. I agree though that the blackberries with the mandarin would be good

S

So I finally managed to buy a bag of frozen berries like you recommended! Luckily, there are no blackberries in the blend for me to pick out :)

Cofftea

Curious as to why you’d pick them out Shanti. Do you not like them?

S

Cofftea, the seeds are a pain ;)

Cofftea

Raspberries have the same problem though… To each their own, I guess it’s a texture thing. raspb and blackberries are the only berries I put in my smoothies normally, rarely a strawberry.

Cinoi

I remove the blackberries for the same reason, my blender just does not take care of the seeds, it handles the strawberries and raspberries just fine though.

Cofftea

I grew up eating home canned raspberry jam w/ seeds and to this day that’s all I’ll eat, so maybe that’s why I don’t find the seeds a problem:)

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As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

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