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I have done the unthinkable for me…….I tried this shaken up in water. It is not as fantastic as a latte, but it still works! I am pleasantly surprised! Lots of spiciness with a hint of pumpkin. Mine is a small with robust flavoring.
1/2 tsp in about 8 oz water. I will be doing this again and trying it with my other flavors.
(I just noticed that the amount of tea must be at least 1 tsp. in the “How much tea and water did you use?” section. I think that placeholder there needs to be formatted to not round numbers….it rounded my 0.5 tsp to 0 no matter how I entered it.)
Sipdown (119)! Ok, so after seeing posts about almond milk both here on Steepster and on other sites, I decided to go for it and buy unsweetened vanilla almond milk. First, I tasted the milk on its own, and I don’t think I’m a fan. It tastes kind of weak. Maybe because it’s unsweetened? Anyhow, I mixed this matcha in there and shook it about to see if I liked it better than matcha in regular milk. It still wasn’t really my style. The matcha had a sharp, grassy/seaweedy flavor that was matched with an artificial sweetness from the cheesecake flavoring. Not my favorite combo by far. At least now I can read others’ tasting notes about flavored matchas and not feel too sad that I’m missing out.
MY WELLIES ARE HERE! I went out to check the mail 15 minutes ago, and they weren’t here and it was NOT raining. Then, not 5 minutes later I heard the UPS truck pull up and I flew outside and it was raining and they had arrived!
I’m going outside to play in the rain in my new wellies!
Oh, and this tea is awesome.
Sadly, this one I didn’t enjoy. I tried it both as a hot milk matcha latte and a cold matcha milk to no avail. The flavours upset my stomach. I’m not a huge fan of popcorn as it is, so perhaps that played a part. I’m not sure I could completely differentiate the flavours, but it struck me as more super sweet, borderline ‘burnt’ caramel/butter mix.
Thanks for the sample VariaTEA! Another matcha to leave for those who do love it in the future. :)
This is a sample sipdown too, the first one of the day eep.
I needed something to warm me up… I know it’s spring but I just had a post workout smoothie and my hair is still wet from my shower and I’m ccccccold.
So I made some of this, hot latte style.
I am bumping up my rating a bit from 67, ‘cause though it’s not my fave of the ones I’ve tried, it’s still good. And definitely mapley. T’is the season! When in Rome!
I also turned on the heat, because this is canada, yo.
I woke up and really wanted something refreshing and cool, but alas I didn’t have enough milk to make another matcha milk! So I went with matcha soda, although the only carbonated water I had was coconut flavored. The combination is surprisingly good! I get a little coconut flavor at first, but then the buttery/nutty flavor of this matcha comes through and actually blends pretty nicely. Kind of like a macaroon? But not really.
Flavors: Butter, Nuts
I was attempting to feed my brother because, apparently, one of the duties of hosting is actually feeding the minors in your care. He wouldn’t pick what he wanted to eat, though so I jokingly said that if he didn’t pick then I’d just feed him straight, powdered green tea.
That resulted in each of us having a small spoonful of this one straight. No water, no milk, nothing…
Ick. Yuck. Never. Again.
So I think I prefer Peanut Butter Pie mochi to French Vanilla mochi, though both are good. This one, compared to French Vanilla is sweeter as a lot of the “pie” elements come out. Also, there is a nice creaminess to the taste (if that makes any sense). What I am not getting is peanut butter but it is still very delicious.
My roommate and I were preparing bibimbap for Game of Thrones night and I was talking to her about matcha sodas. I asked if she wanted to try one and she said yes. Then when I asked what flavor she said I should decide and well, matcha soda sort of turned into Caramel Popcorn Matcha milk because it is something I think everyone should try and since she didn’t want too much caffeine, the matcha was actually mostly for me. However, her one sip turned into a few more because this is just too tasty to pass up.
I have been lucky enough to receive some yummy matchas from swaps lately. I didn’t understand why people would make spreadsheets for their tea. Well, now I understand! I have no idea who sent me some of these teas. Why did think I would remember? But who ever sent me the next couple teas that I log… well, thank you very much! :D
I made the Cookies and Cream Matcha as a latte with 1 tsp. in 6 oz cold lite soy milk with a couple ice cubes. I added a touch of stevia. Blend and , whoa! What I nice dessert. Very satisfying and refreshing. The cookie and cream flavor is gentle and i would probably like it a little more in my face, but I would recommend it to all dessert drinkers. It really worked as a sweet treat for my dieting. I still have to be careful about the calories in the soy milk, but at least it’s nutritious. I lost another 4.2 pounds in the last two weeks.(total, drum role… 24.6 pounds!!)
Flavors: Cocoa, Cream
This is my first matcha milk and I am liking it! A LOT. While I wouldn’t say that it really tastes like toffee, there is a very nice buttery component to it with a hint of nuttiness. I will definitely be ordering more matchas from Red Leaf, although maybe not this one. It’s good, it just didn’t blow my socks off. Thanks for the preparation instructions, Marzipan!
I attempted to whisk this into cold water when I got home from work, and I say “attempted” because no matter how long or vigorously I did it I couldn’t get a lot of the large lumps out. I know I could have strained it before hand but I really don’t like the extra time that takes when whisking normally does a good enough job.
However, it still tasted pretty decent; lots of creamy pumpkin tastes and then more spice than I recall there being last time – but still nice overall. I almost wished I had made up a larger cup of it, but then I would accidentally bite a lump of matcha and the taste would be icky and I’d change my mind.
In other news, I brought one of the two work phones home with me tonight. Oops. Hopefully it’s not still in range and I don’t get people calling me all day tomorrow asking stupid questions like “what time are you open until” and “do you carry ball point pens?”. And I don’t work again until Thursday…
So, there’s that.
I made another cold matcha and waited for the right moment to finally crack this bad boy open. I have been craving watching Skyfall for the last few hours, but instead I’ve been diligently working on my conservation cue cards. This is my treat.
It’s very similar to Peanut Butter, but for some reason my mind has decided I’m actually enjoying this one. Maybe because it’s delicate? I feel the Peanut Butter may have been distinctive (note go back and check). Either way, I’ll be ordering more of this in the future.
Also, in less than a week now (by a few hours), we will be in Vancouver! I think I have my list of teas to pick up complete.
Well, this one is a bit bizarre. Added to this is that this is my first matcha soda and I’m not a fan of carbonation, but besides that it is just weird.
Is that licorice? It’s reminiscent of cola, but also not. I don’t really know what to say about this one.
Thanks for the sample VariaTEA! Yet another matcha flavour down.
I’m also happy I have a cup of Dolce Vita steeping away haha.
A sample from Red Leaf I’m just now trying. Thanks Red Leaf for offering these! I love the caramel matchaccino so this should be delicious. It’s basically a version of that without sugar. The fragrance wafting from the bag as a sweet fragrance, even without the sugar.
Latte with milk //
For this cup, I heated nine ounces of milk in the microwave for one minute: just hot enough. I accidentally poured a bit too much matcha in the mug before slowly pouring the milk into the mug and stirring/ whisking while pouring. I’m surprised the cup is this smooth even with this much matcha. It must be the sweetness of the caramel flavor that makes it so smooth… or helps it anyway. I’ve tried a few Red Leaf matchas now and the caramel seems to have the least amount of flavor, but maybe that’s my taste buds. Still delicious though. I’m grateful that Red Leaf had a nice sale recently, since I’m shocked at how much matcha I’ve went through and my last order was in September (!)
Just with warm water//
For this cup, I poured some warm water in a mug while whisking the matcha with a spoon. This makes it easier to taste the flavors. It does have more of a sweetness from the caramel blended this way, but I still say that the caramel matcha has less flavors than others. It seems to be more sweet than flavored. Caramel can work with anything though… like smoothies…
Greek Vanilla yogurt, a ton of strawberries, milk, matcha, whipped cream on top! This was really good but the yogurt had such a low amount of sugar that I probably should have opened my new bag of caramel matchaccino… it would have been the perfect amount of sugar.