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Wahoo! I’m the first to review this matcha!!
And whew, what a matcha it is. When I opened the package, my head went immediately to CANDY CANES. Yup, that is exactly what it smells like. Then I whipped some up and is it ever strong! I got a small with robust flavouring and basic grade and it is perfect. I did add half a teaspoon of sugar hoping to cut down the intensity and it seems to have done the trick.
Next time, I’ll try distinctive but I suspect that this is only a hair stronger than I’d like, so the lower flavouring level may be too light for my preferences. YUP!! There WILL be a next time. Oh man, I cannot wait to try this in all sorts of ways. Peppermint and strawberry, or caramel, or cheesecake! Or in a latte. Hey maybe I can mix it with chocolate sauce and milk for a low cal minty “hot chocolate”!! better yet, with a dash of vodka on those cold winter nights. (sighs!)
I have a feeling that this will be gone long before Christmas heh :P
Rating: 90 ish
Anyhow, if you want to buy some for yourself, you can get it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/peppermint-matcha.html
Oh and do yourself a favour and buy a tin. They are the perfect size!

What a perfect tea to mark my 750th review :D

ashmanra

You could buy a distinctive and mix it with your robust! :)

Indigobloom

Ashmanra, that is a good idea!! thx!

Sil

Mmmmm I wanted this one. We so need to have our matcha party lol

Azzrian

Sounds so good.

LiberTEAS

I was going to suggest what Ashmanra did. That way, you might get the perfect amount of peppermint.

LiberTEAS

OH… and congrats on reaching 750!

Indigobloom

Sil- YES!! are you free next weekend at all?

Indigobloom

Azzrian- it is amazing! a little toothpaste-ish but I actually like that lol

Indigobloom

LiberTeas- I think I’ll try that, or maybe mix it with some regular matcha.
Thanks, I can’t believe I’ve been here that long!

Veronica

Congratulations on 750! That is impressive.

Indigobloom

thanks Veronica!! I dunno why but I assumed I’d tire of it long before now. My obsession has only grown :P

Ninavampi

Congrats on 750!!!! :)

Indigobloom

Hehe thanks Ninavampi!!

CHAroma

Woot!! Congrats!!

Indigobloom

Thanks CHAroma. I never thought I’d be around THIS long lol

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ashmanra

You could buy a distinctive and mix it with your robust! :)

Indigobloom

Ashmanra, that is a good idea!! thx!

Sil

Mmmmm I wanted this one. We so need to have our matcha party lol

Azzrian

Sounds so good.

LiberTEAS

I was going to suggest what Ashmanra did. That way, you might get the perfect amount of peppermint.

LiberTEAS

OH… and congrats on reaching 750!

Indigobloom

Sil- YES!! are you free next weekend at all?

Indigobloom

Azzrian- it is amazing! a little toothpaste-ish but I actually like that lol

Indigobloom

LiberTeas- I think I’ll try that, or maybe mix it with some regular matcha.
Thanks, I can’t believe I’ve been here that long!

Veronica

Congratulations on 750! That is impressive.

Indigobloom

thanks Veronica!! I dunno why but I assumed I’d tire of it long before now. My obsession has only grown :P

Ninavampi

Congrats on 750!!!! :)

Indigobloom

Hehe thanks Ninavampi!!

CHAroma

Woot!! Congrats!!

Indigobloom

Thanks CHAroma. I never thought I’d be around THIS long lol

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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