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Needed a pick me up a little while ago, took a generous tea-spoon of matcha, added about 8 ounces of orange juice, whisked for a minute or so, making a nice gentle foam and breaking up all the little chunks of matcha.

Sweet and though it is orange flavored from the orange juice, it is not bitter or tart like I tend to find with Mandarin Matcha. This was nice, cool, refreshing and got the job done. Feeling another one, really soon.

Cofftea

I LOVE matcha OJ:) Too bad you get bitterness from the Mandarin Matcha:(

Cinoi

I do when I make it with water, especially compared to when I make it with milk or protein powder, it’s a little disappointing, but that’s why I work around it with the alternatives. This was just easier and I was feeling uber lazy!

Cofftea

Haha, it must be in the water/matcha ratio. I often use only 1 scoop per 8oz water.

Cinoi

I think so, might just really not like matcha with water, I rarely, if ever have matcha with just water nowadays :)

Cait

This sounds very tasty!

Cofftea

It is Cait! It’s the only way I like cold matcha:)

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Cofftea

I LOVE matcha OJ:) Too bad you get bitterness from the Mandarin Matcha:(

Cinoi

I do when I make it with water, especially compared to when I make it with milk or protein powder, it’s a little disappointing, but that’s why I work around it with the alternatives. This was just easier and I was feeling uber lazy!

Cofftea

Haha, it must be in the water/matcha ratio. I often use only 1 scoop per 8oz water.

Cinoi

I think so, might just really not like matcha with water, I rarely, if ever have matcha with just water nowadays :)

Cait

This sounds very tasty!

Cofftea

It is Cait! It’s the only way I like cold matcha:)

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