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drank Strawberry Matcha by 52teas
243 tasting notes

Back to the grind Steepsterites, and with the extra running around and activity during the day from the new job and schedule, I have been dragging a bit. Still having tea daily, but neglecting my matchas and chais – teas I cannot easily make and take with me in the morning.

Today I started to rectify that with a protein shake:

2 scoops Vanilla Dream Whey Protein Powder
8 ounces of cold Skim Organic Milk*
1 tsp Strawberry matcha

Blend until smooth. Consume. Go to work. I will be revisiting an old favorite on my drive to work today, look for the review later in the morning!

*I note that the milk is organic not because of any fundamentals I have against normal milk, but the different pasteurizing process makes a creamier milk, so even at 0% (or negligible) milk fat it still tastes, feels and foams like a higher-fat content milk. I have heard it compared to whole milk, I do not agree with that, but definitely 2%.

Ewa

I didn’t know that about organic milk! That is useful infoes, thanks!

Lisbet

I really need to get around to trying this one. It sounds delicious _

Angrboda

I had noticed that too! Organic milk seems to have more flavour, but I thought it had something to do with it not be homogenised. (At least it isn’t in DK, but regular milk is) I’m so used to organic milk by now that if I buy regular, it always tastes a little old. Not bad, just a little old.

Cinoi

@Ewa, of course!
@Lisbet, you should really try the matcha if you can, and then mix it up, I have mostly used it with protein (vanilla flavored is a bit better than chocolate which overpowers the matcha) but it works wonderfully with just milk, and a variety of things. :D
@Angrboda, I’m glad I’m not alone! I have converted a few people, and since it expires sooooo much later (even though it says use within a week, I can usually get two out of a container) it is just easier to have around the house. I am not sure if it is the lack of homogenization or it is the flash pasteurization that makes it taste better, but whichever it is, it really makes a difference!

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Ewa

I didn’t know that about organic milk! That is useful infoes, thanks!

Lisbet

I really need to get around to trying this one. It sounds delicious _

Angrboda

I had noticed that too! Organic milk seems to have more flavour, but I thought it had something to do with it not be homogenised. (At least it isn’t in DK, but regular milk is) I’m so used to organic milk by now that if I buy regular, it always tastes a little old. Not bad, just a little old.

Cinoi

@Ewa, of course!
@Lisbet, you should really try the matcha if you can, and then mix it up, I have mostly used it with protein (vanilla flavored is a bit better than chocolate which overpowers the matcha) but it works wonderfully with just milk, and a variety of things. :D
@Angrboda, I’m glad I’m not alone! I have converted a few people, and since it expires sooooo much later (even though it says use within a week, I can usually get two out of a container) it is just easier to have around the house. I am not sure if it is the lack of homogenization or it is the flash pasteurization that makes it taste better, but whichever it is, it really makes a difference!

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

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.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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