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80
drank Genmaicha with Matcha by DoMatcha
2270 tasting notes

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80
drank Genmaicha with Matcha by DoMatcha
2270 tasting notes

Needed something to cure my energy slumps, satisfy my carb cravings, fill my travel mug w/ only 1 teabag, and brew quickly. This was the perfect answer.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Janefan

sadly, instead of curing those problems it actually seems to have given me heartburn. sigh this is not my day.

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Nothing in this world makes me feel quite as good as a nice cup of matcha. And this one delivers.

Ashley Bain

I hear ya! Love me some matcha.

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72

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.

Cofftea

The bulk matcha is much better! I agree though… while I would not say that there are matchas that are definitely better out there (that I’ve tried), I would definitely say that it’s better than some. So far for me there’s substandard matcha- then everything else. Pretty black and white:)

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80
drank Genmaicha with Matcha by DoMatcha
2270 tasting notes

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…

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
1 tasting notes

This is my first time making my own Matcha and I was surprised at how smooth, milky, and delicious this was. I will be trying different brands to compare.

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Used my very last bit of this for a strawberry smoothie this morning. Unfortunately, there was SO little left that I can’t even tell that it’s there :( Which is a shame because I finally got a smoothie that was actually smoothie consistency. I have finally cracked the smoothie code! Go me!

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

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?

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

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!

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93
drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
6770 tasting notes

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.

Cofftea

You’re just a lean, mean matcha machine today!:)

TeaEqualsBliss

But WAIT…there’s MORE!

Cofftea

WOOHOO!!!

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92

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!

LiberTEAS

Aww… I hope that she feels better soon. :(

Cofftea

Poor baby! I’m praying for her. Ear infections are no fun! Does she have a fever? if she does, you might want to try to find some decaf white tea to get it down. I was sick about a week ago and chugged white tea. Got my fever down pretty quick w/o fever reducing meds.

-Jessica-

Thanks you guys! She is doing better after I got her into the doctor Friday afternoon…she’s on antibiotics for 10 days and after only being on it for a day and a half I can tell she is much better today than what she was…she hasn’t had a fever since early this afternoon so that’s a plus!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Glad she is doing better. Never a good feeling when your child and sick and you feel do helpless.

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90

Arrived yesterday. Very pleased.

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99

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.

Preparation
Iced

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99

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.

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99

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.

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99

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.

TeaEqualsBliss

“like” for the Matcha “dislike” the sour sour cream and cheese! LOL – seriously tho…I hope you don’t get sick! eeeeek! My fingers are crossed for you!

Janefan

I hope the awesome powers of lime juice and matcha will negate any badness you consumed. fingers crossed Matcha limeade sounds wonderful, I’m going to have to follow your lead soon, esp. since it’s going to get HOT again this weekend!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

How is it that you got your hands on both sour sour cream and expired cheese?

Cofftea

Items getting forgotten/not used in my fridge and not watching expiration dates Rachel:)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

LOL :-). Hope you don’t get sick I can imagine it wouldn’t be fun.

Cofftea

So far so good! So I can’t imagine getting sick now. I’m gonna have some hair of the dog, of sorts, later- 2 containers (totaling 1 cup) of fiber one yogurt plus another tsp of matcha so the cultures, fiber, and matcha should help even more.

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93
drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
6770 tasting notes

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!

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93
drank Organic Matcha by DoMatcha
6770 tasting notes

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.

Cofftea

See what you think of matcha OJ 1 cup/1tsp- you could make it smoothie-ish by using a half cup liquid OJ and half cup OJ ice cubes. Yogurt would be a good addition for you too I think- but double the matcha if you do.

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99

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!:)

DaveWiesmann

Yep – A frothy matcha is a happy matcha

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99

Another attempt at salvaging my SoBe water. SoBe matcha lemonade!
6oz SoBe Lifewater (yumberry pomegranate flavor)
2TB lemon juice
1tsp matcha
Served James Bond Style.

The flavor of the water pretty much gets lost, but the overpowering sweetness is perfect for a lemonade.

Preparation
Iced

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63

OK, this really is better than the Matcha I have had before. I’m still not a fan, but I can see if I was going to drink it for health reasons, I would drink DoMatcha’s Matcha. It’s less bitter.

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