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color: lighter than the regular matcha
so this is my first matcha. well one of the 3 that i tried all at the same time (in small portions tho)
for me, it is pretty good and leaves me excited to try other flavored matchas! but the flavor of a good unflavored one (Davids Matcha Matsu) also makes me want to explore the other side too!
oh happy day! it kinda makes up for not getting any tea in the mail today :)
gotta say this about matcha: a little goes a long way!
thank you TC for adding this to the swap! and for the good-sized amount of it too :)
Tried this brand for the first time today.
It smells like grass (not grassy tones but straight up GRASS and only grass)
Tastes like matcha….I like matcha so it works. Not the smoothest I’ve had but I can’t complain. Oddly enough I get a strong citrus note halfway through a sip…it stays for about a second then dissipates (not in the aftertaste). I think I like that though it’s a bit odd…
Ok, one of my fellow steepsters reminded me I had this hidden in the back of my tea cupboard (obviously hidden under way too much other tea). Had to dig it out to send her some so figured I’d give it another taste
The smell is 100% mint….it’s pretty overwhelming even to my poor sniffer.
The taste is 100% mint (notice a theme here?). I’m a fan of matcha and a fan of mint, but I think they may have messed up the proportions some with this. It’s pretty overwhelming on the mint part to my tastebuds. Not that that stopped me from drinking it ;)
Like Got Matcha’s other flavored matcha blends, this one does not have a strong matcha taste. I still find it delicious, though. It has a really strong lemon and (especially) ginger taste. I’ve rated it slightly lower because you need more of it to make sure it has flavor. With the recommended measurements and the 50 percent off members discount, this one costs about $1/cup. Got Matcha’s regular matcha is about $0.33/cup.
I gave in to a stupid Groupon for this that I probably shouldn’t have. I got this and their normal matcha, which was kind of the reason I bought it. This is one of those gross pre-sweetened matchas where the first ingredient is a sugar of some sort (in this case coconut nectar) followed by matcha. It is actually lucuma spice, and not pumpkin spice. According to wikipedia, lucumas taste like maple and sweet potato, and so then I’d call this more like sweet potato pie sweetened matcha.
I mixed a tablespoon of this mix with water and coconut milk. I did sift it before preparing, hoping to cut out the chances of grittiness as mentioned by the only other reviewer of this stuff, but the sugar crystals did not go through. The spices are really nice though.
More than anything there’s just a weird aftertaste from some flavor in here. I don’t think it’s the matcha, unless it really can’t even handle the combination of 180 degree water, cooled down with 35 degree coconut milk.
At first I didn’t have any problem with grittiness but now I can feel it, no matter how much I stir it up again and again.
I think I’ll find a way to cook with this instead of drinking it, it would be perfect for baking I think. After about half of it, I just can’t take it anymore because that grittiness is actually getting caught in my throat. Gross.
This is fairly undrinkable and like others have said it’s all because of the vague “spices” used. I’m not a huge fan of hot chocolate so I probably should have stayed away from this regardless but it just tastes strange. Had to get a second flavor when I bought this groupon deal but I’m afraid I can’t even touch this stuff. At least I know for the future.
I was really excited to try this when I ordered their deal from Groupon. I was pretty disappointed. I don’t really taste the matcha, as the a ‘hint’ of spices overpowers the entire blend. It could REALLY do without the spices. The spices ruined it for me. Otherwise, it tastes alright before those spices kick in.
This is my first experience with matcha besides genmaicha/matcha blends. I read the directions and saw that it recommended a half teaspoon and I promptly ignored that and dumped a hefty teaspoon into my mug. That was stupid. The matcha has sifted to the bottom and I’ve been adding more and more hot water to my mug so its kinda like I’m imitating multiples steepings. I know a whisk is usually used as well as a sifter so I might think of getting those. The tea itself is quite nice despite my mistakes, its vegetal and sweet and just tastes healthy. It reminds me of the tea version of naked green machine juice but a lot less sweet.
In an effort to get rid of this tea (I have trouble throwing out teas even if I don’t like them), I put a tablespoon of it in my smoothie this morning. Unfortunately it was a berry smoothie, and the flavours didn’t go well together. If I made just a plain old banana smoothie, it might have tasted better.
I’ve determined that 160 F is the best temperature for this tea. I like a lot of froth, and it seems to froth best at this temperature. Good stuff! :D
This is slightly better flavour-wise than Got Matcha’s Matcha Chai, but it has the same problem with grittiness. I tried it both as a latte with rice milk and by itself with water, and it was less than thrilling both ways. As I’ve said before, Got Matcha’s regular matcha is great, but the two flavoured ones I received with the package I bought leave a lot to be desired. And again, this one is pre-sweetened, which I don’t like. Definitely won’t be buying anything other than the regular matcha from Got Matcha in the future. I was tempted by the Matcha Cacao, but I suspect it’ll be the same story.