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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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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Needed something refreshing this afternoon so I made myself a Jade Lemonade except instead of using lemonade I used Pomegranate Limeade from Trader Joe’s (and soda water, of course). As usual, the result was extremely tasty, with the matcha providing a creamy note of contrast to the tang of the limeade.

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96

Made 2 matcha rolls today – one with pistachio creme, other one with strawberry yogurt creme. And after that i needed refreshment so i made a nice latte. Everything is so yummy :D

Enjoy the pics:
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__Morgana__

Looks delicious!

Rabs

^Agrees!

malomorgen

well if anyone has Croatia by their ways you are invited come and try it ;)

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96

Yay i got my DoMatcha tin yesterday. Won it on a FB recipe contest. Gonna make the matcha roll tomorrow. Today i started my day with a matcha latte :D

Soooooo yumm!

I absolutely love the fact that you can make so many different yummy things out of a tin of matcha. And this one is indeed a very tasty one too…

No more words here are the pics…
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l188/malomorgen/Teas/dm.jpg
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Rabs

I never realized how petite the cannister is — it’s sooo cute! And congratulations on winning the contest :D

malomorgen

yeah its cute even tho i’d prefer less cute and bigger with this one :D i just started drinking it and i’m afraid of stayin without. and it’s too pricey for me to order. cost+shipping goes over my ordering limit (i never order over 30$ cuz then i gotta pay croatian tax which i really don’t wanna pay, i pay more than enough of it anyways). so i just ordered some 3 oz ceremonial matcha from ebay – for 20$. can’t be as good as this one but might be ok – you never know with ebay.

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92

My first foray into a matcha and I have to say I am impressed. I wisked this until frothy and the tea has a strong earthly flavor and is silky smooth. I may have used a tad too much of the matcha so I need to experiment with it but I am impressed with the flavor. Added a very small amount of sugar in the raw to help draw out some flavors and loved it.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C

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99

I don’t like gen mai cha, but since DoMatcha is featured in Select today, I decided to use this for my Koicha today. Not sure what I did wrong though, It was really bitter today. Sad day.

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Return of the (Extended) Weekend Backlog One Sentence Logs!

Stupid allergies keep waking me up at night so I needed some energy in the form of Jade Lemonade – thanks Jade Lemonade!

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

I am not gonna lie, Jade Lemonade has basically become my favorite cool drink. After making the arduous trek to the liquor store (3 blocks) I was totally in need of a cool drink. BAM! Thirst quenched! Healthy matcha consumed. Win!

I actually tried adding gin to it earlier this week as per DoMatcha’s suggestion but was too lazy to document it. I definitely approved though.

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Cold foggy day not really suitable to jade lemonade, but I need something to wake up, so I made an almond milk latte instead. Hopefully the matcha will counteract the sleep inducing tendencies of warm milk! Recalling my almond milk fail from earlier this week, I decided it might have been a temperature issue and heated up the milk prior to pouring it in. Success! We have blendyness instead of weird clumping!

This is a much more subdued latte than those made with the latte mix. I like it though since it feels more like I’m just drinking a drink rather than a dessert.

SoccerMom

Yay for “blendyness”!

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Happy Geek Pride Day all! Today, I celebrate by unleashing my inner geek. This may mean that my posts become incomprehensible to some (ok, most). They’ll be back to my normal levels of incoherence by tomorrow though!

Post Title: OMG NERF MORNINGZ ! ! 1 ! ! one ! ! 1 1 1 ! !
Poster: Ewa, Level 26 Grad Student
omg gaiz mornings are so totally op this morning i had to blow all my cooldowns AND have pre-morning tea matcha just so i wouldn’t be one-shot by stupid op morning plz nerf mornings they are totally unfair and op i get pwned by them everyday plz nerf them

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Poster: Morning, Level 4,500,000,000 Time of Day
LOLOLOLOL QQ MOAR

Poster: Morning_Person, Level X Archetype
lrn2rl n00b

(damn you steepster autoformat for making me put spaces in my brilliant totally meta mockery of people who abuse exclamation points!)

__Morgana__

Lol, the only thing that’s missing is whining about your repair bill. Hahaha.

Ewa

Dammit, I knew I forgot something!

Rabs

Laughed ’til I cried!

Yes, I generally abuse exclamation points, but it’s in honor of Terry Pratchett’s “Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.” (notice that many of my multiple !’s are in fives) Mwahahaaaa!!!!!

Ewa

mmm, Terry Pratchett

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94

I got froth!

I understand what I was supposed to do now, went out and watched a video. I wasn’t whisking fast enough. Also understand why I thought the color would be lighter. With the froth, it’s more of a sea green than a pool table felt green.

Really yum and healthy feeling/tasting. It’s like drinking shots of wheatgrass only tastes a whole lot better and is a far more pleasing aesthetic experience.

And the chasen reminds me of my dad’s shaving brush in a kind of sideways way, which is kind of a sweet memory as well. :-)

Cofftea

Yes, the foam is definitely well- seafoam. Makes sense:) What I don’t like about some videos is they don’t give you exact amounts. I like exact amounts. You do know you’re not gonna sleep tonite right? lol I say this as I’m contemplating a matcha smoothie myself… um… lol:)

-Jessica-

Yummm frothy matcha! Lol

S

Oh yay, I was looking forward to reading your note on this! By the way, I just use a small strainer by OXO to sift my matcha, and it works really well. Glad you got it to foam :)

__Morgana__

Thanks! I placed an order with O Cha and ordered a sifter as part of that order. I don’t know whether it would have made a difference with this, though — it didn’t really seem to need sifting. No clumps or anything, seemed very smooth. Will be interesting to play around with this more. I was so focused on the process the first couple of times I wasn’t as focused on the taste.

Cofftea

I’m finding that ceremonial grade matchas are the only ones that really benefit from sifting which seems backwars to me. But then again maybe my constant usage of my hands and wrists pushing my chair have given me turbo wrists when it comes to whisking- which is funny cuz I’m always so afraid of whisking too hard in fear of busting my chasen.

LiberTEAS

the need for sifting should not seem backwards – since sifting is part of the art of making matcha, sort of like allowing some time to steep is part of the art of making tea.

Shanti: I use the same thing – I just have a small strainer I got from the utensil aisle from the grocery store – it’s not even from OXO – just a cheap strainer, but it works. A tea strainer would work also.

Matcha just needs a little aeration to get the most out of it.

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94

I had matcha!

I think.

Now I have anxiety. ;-)

I finally have all my implements (except the sifter), so I decided to give it a try. But since I’ve never had it before, and have never even seen it before in real life, I have no idea whether I did it right. I tried to follow instructions but I have to confess I sort of winged it. I just added water until it was about half way up the chawan.

I was amazed at what it looked like. It was the color of the felt on a pool table or maybe a little darker; I thought it would be lighter colored? I didn’t get froth. Was I supposed to get froth? Like meringue froth, the kind that peaks and stands up? (Sort of doubt it, I didn’t get that kind anyway. More like a few bubbles around the edges. But I wouldn’t really call it froth so maybe I did it wrong?)

It was really delicious. Very sweet and green and tasty, but I wish I knew whether I’d done it justice.

How long am I supposed to whisk for? It was very smooth, not at all clumpy. I barely knew I’d whisked when I drank it, it tasted much like drinking steeped tea. (I have a feeling I made the thin kind.)

That does it, I have to go try again now.

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

LOL! Yes. You had matcha. Don’t be anxious.:) I have this sifter and love it. http://www.lupiciausa.com/product_p/41401682.htm

Cheap and very effective. I use a metal teaspoon measuring spoon to get the matcha thru. My chawan is even the perfect diameter- the little loop thing rests on one side of the edge and the handle on the other suspending the basket over the chawan.

Matcha should be dark. I don’t call it “GREEN!!!” for nothing hehe:) You will never get hard peak foam no matter how hard you try lol. The one time I had it made for me it was much like beer foam that didn’t collapse when my lips touched it, but myself I just get tiny bubble bath like foam over the top. Sometimes just around the edges. Sometimes over most of the service. Different matchas foam differently, thickness is a factor as well. Although Koicha isn’t supposed to foam that much and I’ve had a few very foamy Koicha experiences.

You only need to whisk till the matcha is evenly mixed w/ the water. If you sip it and it’s too chalky/chunky, whisk again. Sifting also helps this. I advise not rushing your matcha experience. If you make an amount and drink and a speed that causes your matcha to start to separate, simply just give it a quick whisk and resume the experience.

__Morgana__

Thanks for the tips, I need them!

Cofftea

Any time! Always more than happy to help people get over their matcha phobias/concerns:)

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Tried the Jade Lemonade again with more matcha (because sleep is for losers!) and adding soda water so: 3/4 tsp matcha, 6 oz lemonade, 4 oz soda water.

NOM NOM NOM, Houston, we have delicious! So cool and refreshing with just the right amount of tang! It’s like a lighter, sippier version of the Odwalla juice thing I made a bit ago. Of course, now I have the problem of convincing myself that I don’t want to keep drinking this all day. What with wanting to get to sleep SOME time and all.

Cofftea

Swap the lemon for lime, steep some mint water, let cool, add matcha (and rum if desired) for a Matcha mojito!:)

JonTea

I like Cofftea’s idea MATCHA MOJITO :D

Ewa

but I has no rum! I has only gin ;_;

JonTea

work with what u has :P

Cofftea

Heck I bet even white wine would do the trick. Matcha blini or mimosa?

Ewa

…I am starting to think this is some sort of plot to get me drunk.

Cofftea

Nah, just party ideas! Some people find it hard to make matcha converts of people, but put some alcohol in it and maybe some fruit and you’ll have them hooked:) I don’t have any vodka, but I’m thinking using OJ instead of the water, a lil vodka and doing matcha screwdriver shots. Equal parts vodka, milk, and OJ for dreamsicles?

Ewa

mmm, sounds good. As soon as I can convince myself to actually spend the money on non-terrible vodka I need to try that.

Cofftea

It’s so nasty hot here I think I’m gonna make a dreamsicle matcha shake tonite.

JonTea

I’m underage, I shouldnt even be talking about booze. hahah :P

Cofftea

No you shouldn’t- not saying you can’t jot the suggestions of others down and keep them in a safe place for 5 years:)

JonTea

well actually im turning 17 this week, and in canada its 18 drinking age.
so one year :D yaaaay! loool

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96
drank Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha by DoMatcha
382 tasting notes

Today’s Maxsperimentcha: Jade Lemonade, also from the DoMatcha website.

8 oz lemonade and 1/2 a teaspoon of matcha.

I’ve gotta say, I love turning things green by sticking matcha in them. It’s so much fun! The lemonade I used (minute maid) is naturally light in color so the drink is just slightly lighter than normal matcha. Hmmm, I can definitely SMELL the matcha, but I can’t really taste it that much. Looks like some experimentation with amounts is in order! On the other hand, I haven’t had lemonade in a while, so perhaps I just need to get used to the flavor before I can start looking for additions to it.

Yeah, the longer I drink the more noticeable the matcha gets, although that may also be because it’s collected at the bottom. This is a nice combination! Matcha smoothness + lemonade tang. I like it. The lemonade in question is a bit too sweet for me though. Perhaps I should try a different brand? (I made the decision to get the minute maid through the highly scientific process of what was cheapest) Or maybe I could add some soda water.

Cofftea

Soda water I bet would be good. I just make the lemonade as directed from the bottled lemon juice, but omit the sugar.

Ewa

Good lord, what does it say about me that it did not even occur to me that I can make my own lemonade?

Rabs

I love “Maxsperimentcha!”

And speaking of turning things green: most baristas at B&N and Starbucks hate cleaning out the matcha holders since the matcha wafts up no matter how hard you try and gets into your sinuses. Then you’d forget about it and a while later blow your nose and momentarily freak out ;)

__Morgana__

LOL matchasnot!

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