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After reading all the stellar reviews on this Matcha I contacted DoMatcha for a few samples to taste. However there really is not anything particularly brilliant about this matcha other than its colour. While many say this is not a bitter Matcha it really depends on how you prepare it. To be fair my samples came in tight little tubes and unless you sift that powder it will be clumpy no matter how hard you whisk it. It is a good Matcha, but far from a great Matcha.
I was just about to pour my 6-8 oz water over it when I read this and saw “each bag makes 2-3 cups” so instead of doing re-steeps I decided to start over, make 2cups hot, drink half and chill the other half.
I was hoping for a matcha burst of energy but in a lighter form than straight matcha. I like how this is sweeter and smoother than other (admittedly low quality) genmaichas I’ve tried! Will write more later…
Attempt at matcha smoothie number 2!
This one went much better. Longer blending + moar yoghurt is clearly the way! Still a bit runny though. I’m not sure I mentioned it yesterday, but these are actually my first attempts at smoothies, period, so…bit of a learning curve. Per advice received from someone whose smoothies I have tasted and found delicious, I will try adding banana to it to act as a thickener. I also have strawberries (2 packs for $3! I love sales), so I should probably use those up.
Ah well, that’s for tomorrow.
So I realize I’m not saying much about the smoothie itself. It tastes pretty good! Like kinda watery matcha ice cream. There’s an odd aftertaste which I’m not sure what to attribute to. Is it the almond milk? Or should I use different yogurt? I’m trying out a new brand of almond milk, so I’ll have to try it with some other teas to see if I’m still getting a weird aftertaste.
Also, even with matcha smoothie, I can’t seem to wake up! Have I grown immune to matcha!?!? …or should I just start going to bed earlier?
Tried out making a matcha smoothie today. I do not have much experience with smoothies so the result, while undeniably tasty was not really smoothie-like as such, but I will get better, I’m sure!
I think the yoghurt I used didn’t really go well with the matcha taste, I will have to experiment with different kinds. Sadly, I am almost out of this tin :( Need moar matcha!
Since I have some Vanilla Rice Milk on hand I thought I would try some of it with this Matcha and compare notes. I like this Matcha over the Culinary Matcha BUT I am not sure if Vanilla Rice Milk is the way to go with Matcha. LOL – it makes this one taste VERY BOLD which is good but it also gives it the coffee creamer aftertaste…perhaps I used too much for my palate!? Not sure.
Thank you RachanaC for a sample of this! I am backlogging while my daughter is down for a nap…she has a double ear infection and I have been busy since Thursday taking care of a clingy and sad toddler. So since my energy was completely diminished I decided what better to try than matcha?! It’s been 105 here lately so I decided to have a matcha latte and it was quite yummy. Smooth, sweet and grassy…yum!
I had a little bit of Crystal Light Lemonade left so I tried to salvage it buy adding 2TB lime juice and a tsp of matcha- James Bond Style. It worked pretty good but the obnoxious sweetness of the lemonade can still be tasted in the back of the sip sometimes. I like my home made lemon or limeade.
Made black bean brownies: 1 package brownie mix + 1 14oz can unseasoned black beans blended, mixed well. No egg, oil, water, etc.
Topped with: Equal parts unsweetened cocoa, powdered sugar, plain white sugar, and matcha, sifted together. I’ve had this w/o the plain white sugar before and the texture gets a bit pastey in my mouth, so it’s a must. I just wish it would have been vanilla bean sugar.
Hair of the dog, of sorts, after my dairy disaster. 2 containers of Strawberry Fiber One yogurt w/ 1/2 a teaspoon of matcha in each. Don’t worry, these are safe lol! I’m hoping more matcha, the active cultures, and the fiber (10g total!) help ward off anything that might be brewing in my digestive tract.
Jade Limeade! (which makes more sense then Jade Lemonade since Limeade is green) Unfortunately this is not happy occasion. Today, purely on accident, I have consumed both bad sour cream (expired in May) and shredded cheese (although unopened, expired in June)… I’m not feeling sick, but I don’t want to wait around til I do. Unfortunately the packets of stevia I have equal the sweetness of 2tsp of sugar so I have to make a 2x cuppa. 4TB lime juice, 1 packet stevia, 12oz water, and 2tsp matcha. Although I normally do not have sweetened lemon or limeade, this was really good. Not just good… BETTER than regular limeade! The matcha gives it a whole new mouthfeel and tones down the sweetness.
Okay…so…I tried this again…
I had half of a smoothie left from this morning that I am taste-tasting for a local chain. It was BERRY Flavored and consisted of: Ice, Yogurt, Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, and I ended up putting the same amount of this Matcha in it. Of course, it melted the ice – mostly – but it also was WAY frothy!!! This goes extremely well in a smoothie! I’m really enjoying this. I actually like the concoction BETTER with the Matcha than without – I felt the smoothie minus the matcha was too tart…this mellows that out a little.
My first experience with this match I gave an 80. Mixed with my Smoothie I would say a 90 to 95-ish…I will stick with this overall rating for now but I will change it down the road with more experiments!
I just received this and will be spending a lot of time with it over the next week or so…I will be doing a more lengthy review at some point over at It’s All About The Leaf. I would like to try different methods and mixtures just for fun. Right now…I went ‘plain jane’ with Matcha and Water – whisking and it smells like warm broccoli. It’s a dark vintage looking green in color yet very smooth. It’s very flavorful and smooth…almost a milky taste.
Day 2 of… um… mineral replacement lol. I filled my chawan w/ musk melon, sifted a tsp of matcha over it and stirred. Most of the matcha ended up w/ the juice at the bottom so I added 2oz hot water and whisked. Whoa! This has the best foam I’ve gotten yet! Ok, well it’s more like bubbles than real foam or froth. But it covers the entire surface of the matcha- I’ve never managed to get that before!:)