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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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I’ve been having some issues with a bit of bitterness the last couple of times I’ve prepared this matcha, which is really weird because I’ve been doing everything exactly the same. When I figure out the issue, I’ll post an update.

By the way, I got a nice tea thermometer for Christmas, so now I can get more accurate temperatures. I thought I had been steeping this at about 180 F, but it turns out it’s more like 170 or 165. So much for Den’s Tea’s method of cooling in 20-degree increments by pouring the water into a cup before adding it to the tea in the bowl I use for matcha. Maybe I need thinner cups or something.

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165 °F / 73 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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I’ve finally rated this tea. I love it thick and extra frothy. As I mentioned in my previous note, it’s a little clumpy, though, like there’s a bit too much moisture in it. That’s my only qualm, and I’ll likely reorder when I’m done the package, which will probably be fairly soon at the rate I’m going through it. I’m finding I’m craving matcha now.

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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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I just received three different matchas from Got Matcha as part of a deal they were offering through Kijiji. This is the first one I’ve opened and tried. I think I’m going to try it a couple more times before rating it, but I like it more than Matcha Kaze from Den’s Tea (my only other matcha experience so far).

The powder is a light green, which I’m told is a good thing (less oxidation). It froths up much easier than the Matcha Kaze, and it seems to have a brighter, crisper flavour. It’s also sweeter—more what I imagined a matcha would be like from descriptions I’d read. The powder is quite clumpy, though, so sifting is a must. I’m also liking two chashaku scoops better than one in approximately 3 to 4 ounces of water.

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Jim Marks

The amount of match used during a formal ceremony is enormous, but, given what good matcha costs it is often difficult to bite the bullet and follow suit.

Clumping? Sounds like a humidity control problem — not good for tea. Maybe put some paper towel into the container and then remove it in a day and see if that pulls out some of that moisture before it ruins the powder.

TeaisforTara

Thanks for the suggestion, Jim. I was thinking it might be humidity too, and I was concerned when the info package said to store it in the fridge (that would probably cause condensation and make it worse). Fortunately it’s very dry where I live, so humidity in the air shouldn’t exacerbate it. I’ll try sticking a bit of paper towel in it, and we’ll see what happens.

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