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drank Matcha by Teavana
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I brewed it for the first time using 1/2 tsp matcha and about 5 oz water. (My canister says to use 1/2 tsp and 4-6 oz water for thin, 1 tsp and 4-6 oz for thick. For some reason the directions on here differ – it calls for 2-3 more ounces of water!)

I whisked it as best I could with a regular metal kitchen whisk in a wide mug that is more like a soup bowl. The water was under boiling ( I didn’t check the exact temp.) This was my first taste of amtcha – not ideal conditions I know. The taste was vegetal but not bitter, the color reminded me of spinach water though! I promptly added a cube of sugar and a splash of milk, which was nice. I just wanted comfort yesterday, not the “exotic”-ness of traditional matcha.

I will try matcha again the proper way once I get a chasen. Also I want to research the right tea to water ratio. There was sediment left in the bottom but I"m not sure if that’s due to too much tea or to not enough whisking.

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180 °F / 82 °C
Cofftea

The matcha I have from Den’s Tea has conflicting directions as well. Their website says 1 scoop/3oz water and the literature they gave says 2 scoops per bowl. My bowl is 16oz. As for the sediment, it’s due to 4 factors: whisking, drinking speed, how fine it’s ground, and the fact that matcha does not dissolve in water like instant tea from a jar does- it simply disperses. I love matcha! So far I’ve tried 3 different brands. I drink it every day.

Janefan

Thanks for the explanation Cofftea! I am looking forward to experimenting with matcha more, and enjoy reading your, and other members, tips and ideas for flavoring, etc. The great knowledge sharing on Steepster has already given me the confidence to try some news teas!

Cofftea

If you’re interested in flavoring, check out mine tomorrow- a Christmas special=P Or so I hope, my idea involves milk and my congestion will have to improve greatly for me to drink any. I may not even go over to my grandparents’ tomorrow… which really sucks cuz last year I didn’t go cuz mom was the one sicker than a dog.

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Cofftea

The matcha I have from Den’s Tea has conflicting directions as well. Their website says 1 scoop/3oz water and the literature they gave says 2 scoops per bowl. My bowl is 16oz. As for the sediment, it’s due to 4 factors: whisking, drinking speed, how fine it’s ground, and the fact that matcha does not dissolve in water like instant tea from a jar does- it simply disperses. I love matcha! So far I’ve tried 3 different brands. I drink it every day.

Janefan

Thanks for the explanation Cofftea! I am looking forward to experimenting with matcha more, and enjoy reading your, and other members, tips and ideas for flavoring, etc. The great knowledge sharing on Steepster has already given me the confidence to try some news teas!

Cofftea

If you’re interested in flavoring, check out mine tomorrow- a Christmas special=P Or so I hope, my idea involves milk and my congestion will have to improve greatly for me to drink any. I may not even go over to my grandparents’ tomorrow… which really sucks cuz last year I didn’t go cuz mom was the one sicker than a dog.

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