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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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Must… have… mandarin matcha… I practically had to tear myself away from my mandarin matcha to have this for my 2nd serving of the day. Don’t get me wrong, this is amazing! Made it thick (1 scoop/3oz water) as a palate cleanser for dinner- Wendy’s Asian boneless wings! Smooth, thick, a little creamy, and grassy. Heaven.

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180 °F / 82 °C

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100
drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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White Chocolate Matcha Latte:
*1/4-1/3 cup water
*1/2-2/3 cup milk (liquid amounts depend on if you want a more concentrated 6oz cup or a less concentrated 8oz cup, I made an 8oz cup today)
*1TB- 4tsp white chocolate coffee creamer or shaved white chocolate (1TB for a 6oz cup and either 1TB or 4tsp for an 8oz cup, I went w/ 1TB)

Decided to try a latte since my cold is pretty much gone and the milk is fresh. Combined the water and milk and heated til small bubbles formed on the service. If you have white chocolate, I suggest using that and melting it into the milk and water double boiler style by heating the mixture over a bowl of boiling water being careful that the top bowl does not actually touch the water. I unfortunately don’t have white chocolate so I just went w/ coffee creamer. Added the milk and water to 1 scoop matcha and 1TB coffee creamer and whisked.

Not too bad considering until now the only way I drank milk was in an espresso latte and white chocolate really isn’t my favorite. No milk after taste (the only way I know how to describe it lol) like when I made it w/ pure milk. Maybe that was also in part to the white chocolate creamer? The white chocolate complimented both the milk and the matcha nicely. I think personally I’ll stick w/ my matcha flavored w/ herbal tisanes and drinking chocolate, but anyone who likes milk and white chocolate will love this!

LENA

this sounds pretty awesome, but I wish you could send me a glass of the matcha you made with the chocolate mix. yum! :)

Cofftea

Haha! Buy some drinking chocolate:) Am I tempting you to get a matcha set yet? I’ll be like teaplz was w/ her GM sampler hehe;)

LENA

tempted?!?! it’s a sure thing…i just need to save up. i’ve been buying so much tea lately.

Meg

Oh, I just HAVE to try this!

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YAY! I’m finally well enough to make my matcha drinking chocolate that I wanted to have for breakfast Christmas morning.

3TB drinking chocolate mix and 1 scoop matcha in my bowl. 1/3 cup milk heated just to the point where small bubbles started to form on the top. Mixed completely. Do not use your chasen.

YUMMY! Rich, smooth, creamy, chocolatey… and way too much fun to drink hehe;) I do taste the matcha in the very back, but I’m thinking that might only be because I know it’s in there. I was hoping the matcha would come thru more due to the small amount of milk I used. Does anyone have a better recipe? Oh well. Even plain drinking chocolate drank out of a matcha bowl, especially for breakfast, is definitely a bright spot in my day.:)

Andrea in New Mexico

Oh, wow… I want to do this!

So you’re not adding any additional milk after the 1/3 cup? And why not the chasen— are you using a spoon or fork or another type of whisk?

Cofftea

No extra milk, and I’m glad I didn’t- I’m afraid the matcha flavor would have been even lighter. I didn’t use my chasen because I was afraid it would get too gunked up and since it’s so delicate it would be a pain in my butt to clean. I just used a spoon and that worked great because I didn’t end up w/ any matcha residue at the bottom of my bowl like when I make it w/ water or milk. I stirred the matcha and chocolate powder together a bit before adding the milk.

Andrea in New Mexico

I think I’m going to go try this now—I have 3 different drinking chocolates and they’re all spicy. You think this is a good idea?

Andrea in New Mexico

Oh, and I only have rice and almond milks…

Cofftea

I think it’s a wonderful! idea. I’d go w/ almond milk.

Andrea in New Mexico

Well, that was truly inspired, Ms. Cofftea!

I had to wing it on the amounts of chocolate and milk, lacking measuring implements here, but as a gesture of compensation, I did use my chasen, which survived just fine. :-)

One scoop of Essencha’s Jade Bliss Matcha plus 3 spoonfuls of Lake Champlain’s Aztec Hot Chocolate added to some amount of unsweetend vanilla almond milk heated just to the point of small bubbles forming on top.

Holy moly. This was nothing less than exquisite liquid truffle. I wish I could sigh and say that oh, I couldn’t possibly have something this rich more than once a week, but that would be a bald-faced lie. I’ll probably do it again before the day is done.

I’ll be playing close attention to any future tweaks you make to this, Ms. Cofftea. The only thing I’ll do differently next time myself is drink it while it’s hotter. I, too, only taste the matcha “in the very back”, and I like the way it works. Maybe I’ll try a different chocolate next time—I do have one that isn’t spicy but has notes of almond and orange in it. That could be brilliant, I think.

Cofftea

Chocolate, almond and orange w/ the almond milk and matcha I think would be lovely! That makes me wonder where my mandarin matcha order from 52 teas is…

Meg

I wouldn’t be surprised if you could taste the matcha behind the chocolate. one of the most popular items I make to bring to work potlucks are simple little mini-chocolate cupcakes with a matcha buttercream frosting. They disappear quickly.

Cofftea

@Seattlemeg- I definitely could, although I was hoping the matcha would be stronger.

Meg

I had a treat someone brought to me from new york that I’ve never found since – a hershey bar that had green tea as a filler in the squares. Ever seen it? It was actually really good.

Cofftea

Yum! No I haven’t. I’ll stick w/ this, it’s more fun to drink chocolate out of a bowl;)

Meg

may I ask where you got your bowl? I’ve been meaning to go to our local humongous Asian grocery store (uwajimaya.com) but haven’t had time. I really need to try more matchas.

Cofftea

I got this set http://www.denstea.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=289_295 I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It was on sale for $52 at the time and there was no shipping because it was over $50. If you’re a 1st time customer they have a sampler that they normally charge $3 for (it’s worth way more than that though) that you can either get free w/ your 1st $15 or more purchase or you pay the $3 and get a coupon for $3 off your 1st order that totals $15. All the Den’s Tea teas I have except for the apple sencha are from that sampler.

Meg

cool, thank you, bookmarked!

Carolyn

OMG that sounds amazing! That may be my Happy New Year drink this year.

Cofftea

Oh it was Carolyn…. it was! While it would be a good NYE drink, for me at least, I think that’d take away a little bit of the novelty and fun because part of why it rocked my socks off was because I had it for breakfast. So maybe another flavored matcha at midnite and then this as your watching the sun rise?:)

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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I’ve known this for as long as I can remember, but just got confirmation of a very important lesson- God gives you exactly what you need exactly when you need it.

Even though she’s sick, mom decided to go grocery shopping tonite. We had planned to have something for dinner that required grocery shopping (eggplant parmigana w/ homemade chard and herb pasta) until she got sick. So we were just gonna make due, no big deal. But then she decided at 5:30 to go which means dinner would be insanely late.

I was starved and, since I hadn’t had my daily matcha, I decided to have half a bowl to tide me over. Mom walks out the door and I prep my matcha. I no sooner get it whisked (still no foam dang it) and my mom calls. She’s not going grocery shopping. My grandpa (who has emphazema and Parkinson’s) got the h1n1 vaccine before Christmas and since has had trouble breathing (even though he’s been on oxygen 24/7 for years), sleeps almost constantly, and isn’t eating (which for him is like me not drinking tea lol) so my grandma called an ambulance to take him to the hospital and wanted my mom to meet her there. It’s not enough for me to be delt crap, but now my family? So I did the only thing I could do. Told satan to go back to where he belongs and found comfort in my matcha. If I had my matcha earlier in the day, which is what I normally do, I wouldn’t have had this comfort literally in my hands when I needed it most. I love God’s timing.

Whoa… kinda wrote a book here… sorry… If there’s anyone still reading at this point to apologize to. If people still are and if you pray, please do. And go drink some matcha from a fun bowl- it’ll make you smile even when life makes you scream. Although I can’t hold my empty matcha bowl too long or I’ll be tempted to throw it lol.

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180 °F / 82 °C
Peggie Bennett

So sorry to hear about your family going through so much right now. What a way to end the year, huh?
Prayers and good tea to you and your family!

Cofftea

Thanks Peggie! I’m thinking of making some mecha next which in my opinon is a steeped version of matcha. Between the caffeine and the tannins, I’m not sure I want to have another half bowl at this point- I think that may result in an effect that isn’t very soothing and comforting, and that’s exactly why I drink matcha daily.

Andrea in New Mexico

I like your perspective on this, but I’m sorry to hear that your Grandpa’s having a hard time. (I’m very anti-vax, myself, and hear a lot of stories about reactions to shots…). I hope he’s back to himself soon—and your mom, too!

Andrea in New Mexico

p.s. You gonna get some supper?

Cofftea

I’m snacking on some fruit and stuff w/ my tea. I have enough lettuce for a small salad that I think I’ll have, but I wanna kinda wait to see how late mom’ll be.

Cofftea

I’m pro H1N1 vaccine especially for someone like him- and I don’t think it really has much to do w/ that. Looking back I don’t think my cousin and I should have gone over there because I was just getting over my cold and Desiree was even sicker than I was. We were just being really selfish and didn’t want to miss Christmas. Oh well, what’s done is done.

Cofftea

Update on my grandpa- pnuemonia. Not really surprising for a smoker and former mill worker.

gmathis

When I’m counting blessings, a well-timed cup of tea to sink my face into is usually at the top of the list—-I hear where you’re coming from! Prayers that you’ll be surprised by joy, good news, and some other little creature comforts today.

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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Will things ever look up? I ended up wasting about a half hour of my time this morning just because people are ungreatful. On the upside, I’m feeling much better- especially after a hot bath. I had a bag of Get Relaxed! from the other day so I made the 2nd infusion (8 min, 6oz boiling water) and used that to make my matcha. Yum! I wish I could drink this all day.

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Boiling

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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Prepared it as directed out of my huge matcha bowl, still can’t figure that one out. 3oz water/1scoop matcha.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C
Ricky

I’m curious, what’s the advantage of making it in the matcha bowl? Just following tradition?

Cofftea

That, and it’s half the fun! Think slurping up the milk after a bowl of cereal as a kid:) Now to find out just why the bowl is so big if you’re supposed to drink matcha in such a small amount…

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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Holy crap! I haven’t had matcha since Wed.! I was going to have some earlier, but while my congestion is a lot better, my stomach was kinda off… so don’t ask me why I decided to prepare it per the website directions. 3oz hot water/1 scoop matcha.

Surprisingly, it’s not incredibly chunky like I thought it would be. On the contrary, it’s very good. I even got it to foam a little bit. Makes me wonder if this is a serving size of matcha, why is my matcha bowl so big?

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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100
drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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UGH. Still sick… You’d think w/ all this matcha I’ve been drinking I’d have enough antioxidents in me to not only never get sick, but to live to be 120 lol! Anyway, plain unflavored matcha. Thank God the texture didn’t mess w/ my stomach.

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180 °F / 82 °C

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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Still sick. Was craving a matcha latte, but I don’t want my congestion to get worse so no dairy for me. I think I’ll make chocolate matcha! Chocolate always makes people feel better. My friend gave me a tin of drinking chocolate for Christmas so I think I’ll use that.

1 scoop matcha, 8oz water, and 1tsp drinking chocolate mix. I backed way off on the chocolate mix (1/6th of a serving) and 2x as much water (it originally calls for milk) so it’s 12 times as thin as it should be, but that’s ok- I wanted to make sure the matcha came thru. A nice balance. Although I think it’d be better w/ at least some milk in it. anywhere from 1/3 water to 2/3 milk to all milk.

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180 °F / 82 °C

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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Grrr… today is the kind of day you don’t want to be around me unless I have tea or coffee in my hand. Dealt w/ a very immature person that I used to care very much about last nite and woke up not feeling any better, emotionally or physically, than yesterday. Matcha always makes me feel better so I that’s what I went to this morning. My matcha better not talk back to me today.;) Got my new PINO kettle yesterday so used that to heat the water. The C/F conversion they gave me didn’t have every value so I’ll have to look up the complete chart online. I hate the US school system, it’s caused me to be very annoyed w/ temps that aren’t farenheight. Grrr… oh well. So I get it all set up, and read the directions. Well TRY reading them. The author of this doesn’t know English. Incomplete sentences and poor grammar. Then I couldn’t get it to work because it didn’t work quite the way I think the directions were telling me it was supposed to. I’m starting to understand why this product is discontinued… but I just can’t justify or afford paying an extra $30 for the newer model. Finally got the water heated. I thought this was gonna make preparing tea EASIER. I really didn’t have the patience to flavor it by this point. Heating all that water just for a cup is a pain. So I add the water to my matcha and whisk… and it seems weak today. Both in flavor and color. And the matcha seemed to separate from the water immediately… I just may burst into tears before the day is over… It’s a bad day when even my matcha disappoints me…

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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100
drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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Holy cow. Woke up w/ a HORRIBLE cold. Coughing, sore throat, sneezing, sinus congestion. Definitely gonna make my cold soother blend later. But 1st, my morning bowla matcha. Pine matcha today.

40 chopped pine needles steeped in 8oz boiling water for 25 min. Decant and reboil. Add to 1 scoop matcha and whisk. Wow… I’m shocked. The pine is VERY faint. It’s in the very back of the sip, but I don’t think I could identify it if I didn’t know it was there. Oh well. Plain matcha is nothing to complain about. It sooths my throat and lifts my spirits.

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Boiling
Carolyn

It sounds interesting. I hope you soon feel better. My mother always said that the cure for the cold was broth soup (chicken soup for her, miso soup for me) and hot buttered rum.

Cofftea

I’ll change that to tea and hot buttered rum:) Stay tuned for my cold soother recipe;)

Cynthia Carter

You know, I’m reading so much on Steepster about people with colds, I’m beginning to wonder of the cold virus can be spread by Internet. Pine sounds like a wonderful comfort for a cold.

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Vanilla matcha today. 1 scoop matcha/8oz water/1TB vanilla creamer. Lovely light mint color. Very creamy. Whisks well. Very vanilla-ish but the matcha still comes thru. Maybe only 1tsp of creamer next time.

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Boiling

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A friend gave me some hazelnut syrup and that got me wondering how hazelnut matcha would taste. The only thing that concerned me was that it’d be too sweet. I put 1tsp (1/6 of a serving!) in 6oz of tea yesterday and it was very sweet. Oh well, let’s try it.

1 scoop matcha, 8oz water, 1tsp hazelnut syrup.

Hmmm… A little lighter than normal, maybe because of the syrup? Yep it’s sweet. Flavor is good though- can still taste the matcha. Like with any tea- if you like sweetened tea, you’ll like this.

But I still can’t get the blasted stuff to froth.

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Boiling

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I’m so proud of myself! I knew I wanted ginger matcha this morning, but I also know that I run late in the morning (one of the blessings of matcha- it’s quick, no steeping time) and wouldn’t have time to make my ginger water so I did it last nite. 1.5g/8oz boiling water steeped for 3 min and refrigerated.

I was kinda leary about this one because, by weight, there’s more ginger in here than matcha but it actually turned out wonderful. Smooth, grassy, w/ a bit of bite.

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Cofftea

Rishi has a sweetened ginger matcha, but does anyone know of an unsweetened version by Rishi or another company? Having the flavoring already added would save me time and eliminate the left over ginger root that I need to find a use for if I don’t want to waste it. That amount is awkward for me since I normally make 6oz cups of tea and I REFUSE to do math lol.

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Ok Sara… BREATHE! I need something to calm me down after all this excitement so I’m going back to the very thing that all this excitement kept me from, my morning bowla. I loved the creamy texture of my matcha latte yesterday but wasn’t thrilled w/ the strong milk taste so I decided to use a bit of coffee creamer. For a half bowl: 1 scoop matcha, 8oz boiling water, 1TB spiced rum creamer. Now they suggest 1 TB for every 6oz of coffee (or in this case matcha), so if you want to add an extra teaspoon to increase the creamy texture and the flavor go a head.

I love the pretty mint color that adding creamers and milk gives it, I think it’s even better than it tastes. Not to mention that it’s easier to whisk. It’s creamy like yesterday, but w/o the undesirable milk taste. That’s replaced w/ a hint of spice and rum that balances w/ the matcha instead of competing w/ it. If the flavor appeals to you but you don’t want the milky texture, add a bit of rum extract. Or the real thing if you desire. I’ll still be stalking the holiday contest thread- probably so much I won’t be drinking a lot of tea, but at least now I’m calm enough I won’t be having a heart attack.=D

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Boiling
Mike

Woah, love the preparation details here. Sounds really interesting!

Cofftea

Thanks! It was.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I’ve also been stalking the holiday contest thread. Who are these people coming out of the wood work to take our prize? =)

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Backlogging from this morning.

Made a matcha latte by swapping the water for milk. It whisked up easily and formed a pretty mint green color. It was smooth on my tongue w/ a creamy matcha taste. The milk taste was quite strong (not that the matcha was by any means weak), but maybe that was just me- I only like milk in lattes and after trying matcha lattes I think I’ll stick w/ espresso ones. I think I’m going to try a mixture of water and milk next time. Any ratio suggestions?

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I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Based on absolutely nothing at all, I’ll say go 1/3 milk and 2/3 water.

Cofftea

hey, all of my tea flavoring experiments have been based on no prior experience so I’ll trust you!:)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Let me know how it goes.

Cofftea

Will do! I have flavor plans for the next 2 days, but be sure to check out my tasting note for Thurs. Although I hope you’ll check out all my matcha kaze notes:)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Love that you have your tea drinking preplanned. =) It reminds me of people planning their reading for the month on LibraryThing. I’ll be sure to look for it in your upcoming notes.

Cofftea

It’s more out of necessity, I have so many good ideas and good teas that I’d spend more time deciding what to have than drinking it. I’ll be a lot less methodical w/ my matcha flavors once I try all my ideas. I’ll base which ones I revisit when based on cravings. The only other time I plan my drinking is what tea I’m gonna take w/ me to church to steep in my coffee purely because I’m not a morning person and need to bag it up the night before and in the summer when I make iced tea.

Cofftea

@chrine, I have a REALLY good idea for flavored matcha I have to try so my matcha latte will be pushed back to Fri.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

lol No rush, Cofftea.

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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So I wanted to try a matcha latte today. But… Milk went bad. Oh well, it was mom’s 1% anyway and I drink skim. So plan B. I have instant cappuccino mix! Irish creme flavored. Due to the fact that it does have instant coffee in it, I’m DEFINTELY only gonna make a half bowla. If you want a whole bowl, double my recipe.

Boiled 8oz of water. While that boiled I added 1 scoop of matcha to the bottom of my bowl and 3TB cappuccino mix (They say 3TB for 6oz, but I was afraid I’d never taste the matcha, but if you want feel free to add an extra TB) and wisked together. What a pretty mint green color! When the water came to a boil I whisked it. It seemed to whisk better this time. Of course I couldn’t tell you if I was able to get it to froth or not because of the mix. Instant cappuccino mix doesn’t form a foam on top like normal cappucinos so it looks much more like a blended latte. Looks like a coffee shop’s version only in a bowl. Good idea- email Starbucks and tell them to serve them in bowls, or at least those large cups they use for caramel macchiatos- and while I’m at it I’ll tell them to use real matcha lol. Anyway… OH MY GOSH! WOW! I think even when I don’t add matcha I’m gonna drink my lattes and cappuccinos from this bowl! It’s just too much fun! It tastes much like it does w/ water. The matcha isn’t very strong, but increases slowly w/ every sip. Thank GOD the instant coffee doesn’t clash w/ it. I was worried about that. I also noticed that not only did it whisk easier, it didn’t separate as fast. Matcha is a relaxing and indulging daily experience for me so the only thing I don’t like about drinking it is I have to drink it rather quickly. This allowed me to savor it more. This would be a fun idea for holiday parties (maybe use a vanilla or chocolate flavored mix and steep peppermint leaves in the water before adding the mix and matcha) or for St. Patrick’s day due to the color.

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Boiling

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Another attempt at flavored matcha. I saw someone log spearmint yesterday and that gave me an idea to use orange mint this morning.

1.5g of dried orange mint steeped in 8oz just shy of boiling water for 3 min. Brought it up to a boil and poured it in my matcha bowl that already had 1 scoop (1g) matcha in the bottom. Whisked.

Mmmm… love the smell! The orange mint tisane turns it a weird dark yellowish green, but I don’t mind. And the taste! Oh my gosh. The mint is strong, but you can still taste the matcha. The orange gives it a slight sweetness. It’s weird, but this is another smoother matcha than using just plain water… infact, I have no desire to cleanse my palate today. Remember when I said I didn’t care for mint flavored teas anymore except for cocomint green? Well this is definitely one exception! Now I just need to figure out how to incorporate the chocolate component. Chocolate milk maybe? If you can handle the caffeine, this would be great when you’re under the weather!- Especially if your life’s responsibilities don’t leave you time to be sick.

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Boiling
Cofftea

But I can’t get the stinkin stuff to froth yet!

Cofftea

Oooh! IDEA! Do the mint chocolate thing and prepare it in milk so it’s mint matcha hot chocolate! So then maybe I’ll just use hot chocolate mix…

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Try 2 for flavored matcha. Hmmm… what to flavor it w/? I sure don’t need anymore caffeine so a 1st infusion of true tea is out. I have a few herbals! I have spearmint, orange mint, lemon verbena, and ROT’s Get Relaxed! Matcha is a comforting experience for me so I think I’ll use that.

Boiled 8oz of water instead of my normal 6 for Get Relaxed! and steeped it longer as well, 9 min and 20 sec. It resulted in a dark browny orange liquor and smelled of light rose. Reboiled it, added a scoop (yes only ONE this time lol) of matcha to my bowl, poured the tisane over the matcha, and whisked.

SUCCESS! This is a WONDERFUL use of herbals which I don’t drink solo. The result was a light rose flavored comforty goodness. I know the texture of the matcha comes from the matcha itself, but it seemed to be smoother today. Maybe because of the rooibos? If anyone has other ideas of how to flavor matcha, PLEASE post them in the flavored matcha forum thread.:)

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Boiling

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Crap. I wasn’t thinking when I made this and put 2 scoops in half a bowl. My tongue is happy but my stomach isn’t. It was good til the last sip, then it got chunky. I used a 3rd infusion (1.5 teaspoons/8oz boiling water steeped for 1 min 40 sec) of Adagio’s cocomint green to make it instead of plain water, but w/ 2x the matcha, didn’t taste it. Gonna retry it sometime. Why can’t I get this to foam? Tomorrow I’m gonna try to remember to try it latte style.

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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1/2 a bowl this morning before Prayer + Share because I discovered last nite a full bowl has way too much caffeine. 8oz water/1 scoop matcha. Does this count as breakfast?;)

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C
Cofftea

Note to self: Try Irish Cream cappuccino mix whisked in it!

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drank Matcha Kaze by Den's Tea
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backlogging, last nite OH MY GOSH! I could just slap myself. My matcha set came a day early than I expected and I didn’t even hear it being delivered! Mom noticed it when she came home. I could have had it long before I should have cut off my caffeine… and I just couldn’t wait! 16oz water/2 scoops matcha. This is the 1st time I’m making this myself. The only other time I had it was Rishi brand and it was lighter in color and had a foam on top… The lack of foam I’m just attributing to my lack of experience whisking. Rich, lucious, decadent, a little sweet yet bitter, and a little grassy finish. YUM!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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86
drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
224 tasting notes

The leaves are a deep dark green. It brews into a pale green liquid with floating sencha dust that smells delightfully nutty and has a light sweet taste.

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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Apple Sencha by Den's Tea
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The perfect beverage to have w/ Wendy’s Asian boneless wings and a salad w/ Asian dressing! 4.5tsp/6oz water.

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160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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