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DoMatcha

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94

Having this mixed with Original Vanilla Almond Breeze this morning with a Dagoba “Beaucoup Berries” bar for breakfast. Life is good.

Preparation
Iced

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94

I am so lowbrow. I am drinking maybe two teaspoons of this mixed in with 5 or so ounces of “original” Almond Breeze almond milk, and all I can think is that it tastes better with the vanilla flavored one. :-/ Drinking it this way brings me back to childhood and eating green tea ice cream at our local sushi restaurant.

Going back to the tea, this is a really a delicious matcha. I enjoy this one more each time I drink it (whether I prepare it this way or in a more traditional manner).

Preparation
Iced 1 min, 0 sec

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84

Smelled like it was going to be strong, but it ended up being pretty well balanced after I steeped it. Taste to me is buttery, with a faint grassy note that is just right.

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92
drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
21 tasting notes

Very creamy, dark emerald green. Accidentally whisked it too much for my liking the first time, making it slightly bitter. The second time was better, smooth- no bitterness. Tastes like everything I wanted from loose leaf sencha but never quite captured.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C

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Matcha nog!

following DoMatcha’s guidelines: “For a more contemporary Matcha-Nog recipe, heat up 6 oz. of readymade Organic Eggnog available at your local natural food retailer, add a dash of nutmeg, and top it off with 1 tsp. of matcha pre-whisked into a froth. A splash of rum is optional!”

I used 1/2 tsp matcha, a combination of milk, almond milk, and eggnog (because I wanted fewer calories/less dairy), and no rum as it was the middle of the day ;-) Not bad!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Janefan

Also, I wasn’t sure what liquid I was supposed to pre-whisk the matcha into (more milk, I guess?). I just sifted it over the heated nog/milk/nutmeg blend, then mixed with the areolatte. Easy!

LiberTEAS

Hmm… that sounds kind of interesting!

Janefan

It was… interesting. Warm eggnog is weird enough, and then adding in the matcha is also weird. Once I thought of it as a hot matcha latte with a shot of eggnog flavoring it seemed less weird. A fun experiment, but I doubt I’ll have it again.

Bonnie

Hot Toddy I think my Grandmother’s era would have called it, or maybe a hot buttered rum sort of drink would be interesting if you use rum.

Janefan

@Bonnie I don’t think I’ve ever had a true hot buttered rum. Maybe I’ll try it this season. I have seen a couple “hot buttered chai” recipes going around lately…

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Backlog: I made matcha lemonade yesterday.
8 oz Full Circle organic lemonade
1/4 tsp matcha

Used my aerolatte to mix because I’m lazy. it even frothed a bit! Served over ice.

This lemonade is so sweet it’s kinda gross :-/ Next time, more matcha, and maybe some water (2-4 oz) in place of some of the lemonade

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 15 sec

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98

Will I ever go to Japan? I dream of it! At least I can savor the amazing flavor of this matcha. Thanks to the heads up here on Steepster, I got this on sale. How could I resist? The flavor is so nuanced; delicate and robust at the same time. I just stare into the vivid green, inhaling that vegetal aroma…and just imagine I’m visiting Japan…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Janefan

I ordered it on sale too! Did your order come with a weird free sample too? Some herbal pills for “urinary frequency”…?

Serenity

OMG Janefan YES. I was like, “errr…thanks…? Is there something I should know about this matcha??”

Nik

LOL [innocent bystander falls off chair, laughing]

Serenity

And I was so excited at first, “ooh! Sample! Mabye MORE TEA!” : D

Janefan

I know! I realized the box was rattling (it really did sound like pills in a bottle) so I had to open it then and there. And cue disappointment. That is so weird, I mean what percentage of their customers can actually use these pills? It’s not like an herbal supplement just for general health. It’s for a specific ailment that I (luckily) do not have. I don’t know what to do with them! If anybody is reading this and may need them, please PM me. I’d be glad to give them a home. It’s a bottle of 30 pills.

Serenity

Great idea, Janefan, same here!

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DaisyChubb

oh that sounds so good!

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I added 1 tsp to my Green Monster smoothie for extra energy, because I’ve been dragging lately!

My basic recipe is:
8oz milk (almond, coconut, dairy, etc.)
1/2 banana, frozen
2 large handfuls baby spinach (about 1/4 of a bag, or 1/2 cup packed)
1 carton (~6oz) low/non-fat greek yogurt (Plain, vanilla, w/fruit, etc.)

Blend until smooth. Serve in a mason jar with a few cubes of ice, and a straw. Feel healthy!

(GM Smoothie inspiration here: http://greenmonstermovement.com/ )

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 30 sec
TeaBrat

I love making matcha smoothies!

Nik

Thanks for the recipe! =)

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80
drank Genmaicha with Matcha by DoMatcha
2271 tasting notes

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93
drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
6770 tasting notes

I couldn’t move on to something else until I had a Matcha. It’s been a while for this one so I whisked some up!

It’s a good starter Matcha…not too over the top but still a nice start-to-finish matcha.

Always good to have on hand.
See previous notes!

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This was more like a matcha shot. It was 4:15 yesterday, I needed to leave the house by 4:30 to go paddling. I’d meant to make a Matcha milkshake (like the one HesperJune mentioned earlier this week), but time was getting away from me… So, I poured a splash of almond milk in a wide-bottomed but small mug of mine, eyeballed about 1/4 tsp of matcha with a regular ol’ “silverware” teaspoon, stirred it up a bit, added more milk (about 5 oz total), frothed it up with a few short blasts of my Areolatte (the “moo” model), and gulped it down.

It was delicious, there were somehow NO lumps (which I’ve never had happen when trying to cold steep/electric whisk matcha), and it foamed up very well. Apparently Blue Diamond almond milk is better than Silk and So Delicious at frothing even when cold. Score!

And what’s better, I had plenty of energy and a great time paddling (flatwater lake. I don’t do rivers).

I think there will be many more cold matcha lattes in my future now that I know I can successfully whip one up and drink it down in 5 min. flat!

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 30 sec
Janefan

It could’ve had a stronger flavor though. It was an even balance between almond and matcha. Maybe next time I’ll double the matcha to get that lovely green color and flavor.

Hesper June

Sounds tasty:-)

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I haven’t bought their original ceremonial since my first purchase as my view on matcha is not purchase if it’s not organic. I had one chawan of their Organic Ceremonial saved to compare, to gauge the cost to quality ratio. I’ve had this often for a month but haven’t tired of it.

Full Review:
http://sabiisphere.teatra.de/?p=75

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93
drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
6770 tasting notes

Matcha-Thon Matcha #3…
Azzrian I am sending a bit of this to you…
LiberTEAs…I noticed that you haven’t logged…want me to send you some, too??? I guess I didn’t realize you haven’t tried this one! Eeeeek! Forgive me!

Smoooooooth!
See other notes!

TeaBrat

Where’s mine? :D

TeaEqualsBliss

Amy Oh – if you don’t mind a funky envelop – I can pop a bit in the mail for ya!

Azzrian

Ohhh NICE thank you! DoMatcha! Wait I need to really find out all the good matcha places don’t I!

LiberTEAS

Sure… I know that I’ve tried some of the other DoMatcha as for the longest time it was my #1 favorite pure Matcha… but, I don’t think I’ve tried the organic.

TeaBrat

Aww, I was just kidding. I’d like to try some flavored matchas tho’!

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95

I’ve dried two different matches of this grade, pure and this one. They are very different. We’re pure is more buttery, domatcha is more grassy. Domatcha froths up very well considering that I keep it in the fridge. I love the smell and taste of this tea, and I mean love. The fact that it’s easier to find, aka do not have to order online, helps, but the tea itself I like better. It has a wonderful green color, and a very earthy, elemental, almost velvety texture and weight. The taste is grassy, a little bit buttery, and fresh.
Up next I’m trying aiyas matcha, will be buying ths tea again and again.

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96

The other matcha teas that I’ve tried were to sour when made without milk (I love matcha milk and shakes). This is the only one that I can drink alone like this. It’s just slightly sour and that could be because I didn’t let the water cool down a bit. It whisked perfectly, no chunks.
Takes like quality green tea. Really leaves the green tea taste in my mouth for a long time. Longer than plain green tea. So it’s more aromatic. I’m really not an expert in matchas but I do like this one. I’d love it with milk too I’m sure of it…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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Had to break this in right away. http://www.breakawaymatcha.com/products/matcha-creamers.html Literally, moments after it arrived today, I was frothing matcha in it. The ceramic was still warm from its overland journey from sunny CA to possibly equally sunny NC. I may have let out a squeal of delight when the big brown truck slowed in front of the neighbor’s, but then stopped in front of my house! Me? Me!

I will try to write more (possibly an “online place” review later) but overall the entire ordering/shipment/product from Breakaway Matcha is top notch (although I only ordered this, not their actual matcha tea, but I probably definitely will in the future).

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Janefan

I realize this “note” is more about Breakaway than DoMatcha, which is probably bad form, but I love my tin of DoMatcha! It is what got me “into” matcha and buying matcha gear. I will buy their “ceremonial singles” (single-serve pouches) next though for easier matcha prep w/ fewer tools (and less mess!)

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80
drank Genmaicha with Matcha by DoMatcha
2271 tasting notes

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10

over priced!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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