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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.
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.
This tea was disappointing after the enjoyable regular matcha I got from Got Matcha. I haven’t tried it with milk yet (it’ll be soy, almond, or rice milk when I do try it), but I’m not sure it would improve it much anyway. I don’t like that it’s pre-sweetened, the spice blend isn’t as nice as some chais I’ve had, you can hardly taste the matcha, and you get to drink gritty sediment by the time you get to the end of the cup because the spices haven’t been ground finely enough.
Also, don’t even bother trying to sift it through a strainer and prepare it like regular matcha: you’ll be left with spices that won’t fit through the strainer, and it doesn’t froth at all with a whisk.
I’ll up my rating if it tastes better with milk, but I’m not holding my breath. I’m also reluctant now to try the pumpkin matcha that also came with the package. Thank goodness the full-sized regular matcha was excellent!
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.
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.