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drank Blueberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
886 tasting notes

So I used half a tsp of this and half a tsp of the French Vanilla matcha to make a hot water matcha today. Man I am on a matcha kick as of late!! Anyways, I thought I’d log this under blueberry since that is definitely the dominating flavor here. The french vanilla added a nice bit of creaminess, but in the future I would probably put more french vanilla and less blueberry. Also, think my blueberry might be getting a bit old, it is definitely stronger and a bit bitter today. But this was a nice experiment, and it smells heavenly! Will probably try making this with hot milk in the future as well, I have been lazy and not wanting to get my lactose intolerance going, so I’ve been just making hot water matchas. And they are so nice on my stomach! :)

Sil

You’re making me miss my matcha smoothies! Four more days…

MissLena

Hehe sorry about that! :) but you are in China and making me want to travel! Lol, I’m going a bit matcha nuts this week, although I will probably cut myself off tomorrow as I have a midterm coming up and I don’t need to be any more jittery for it lol

Courtney

I so want to like matcha with hot water! Perhaps it’s an acquired taste. Hmm.

MissLena

I would try adding sugar if you have non-desserty ones, it helps to mellow the matcha taste and enhance the flavoring I find, or it could be that it hasn’t been whisked quite long enough, it might be an acquired taste though I’m not sure, my first matcha was with hot water so maybe that’s it lol

Sil

Courtney…if so, I will acquire it later haha love it with milk too much.

MissLena

And ditto on having it with milk Sil haha it is very delish that way, but my stomach prefers it with water lol (as I devour a cream cheese bagel gahh)

Kittenna

I have exclusively consumed matcha in latte form… don’t even know what it tastes like without! And it’s almost always sweetened. One day I’ll try it all fancy and such… I’d probably enjoy it.

MissLena

You should try it with just hot water to see how you like it! I have yet to try it cold still, that is my next goal, I also need to invest in an milk frother of some sort so the lattes are even fluffier.

Sil

I try to make a straight cup of every new flavour i get but i nearly always find its just not what i like haha

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Sil

You’re making me miss my matcha smoothies! Four more days…

MissLena

Hehe sorry about that! :) but you are in China and making me want to travel! Lol, I’m going a bit matcha nuts this week, although I will probably cut myself off tomorrow as I have a midterm coming up and I don’t need to be any more jittery for it lol

Courtney

I so want to like matcha with hot water! Perhaps it’s an acquired taste. Hmm.

MissLena

I would try adding sugar if you have non-desserty ones, it helps to mellow the matcha taste and enhance the flavoring I find, or it could be that it hasn’t been whisked quite long enough, it might be an acquired taste though I’m not sure, my first matcha was with hot water so maybe that’s it lol

Sil

Courtney…if so, I will acquire it later haha love it with milk too much.

MissLena

And ditto on having it with milk Sil haha it is very delish that way, but my stomach prefers it with water lol (as I devour a cream cheese bagel gahh)

Kittenna

I have exclusively consumed matcha in latte form… don’t even know what it tastes like without! And it’s almost always sweetened. One day I’ll try it all fancy and such… I’d probably enjoy it.

MissLena

You should try it with just hot water to see how you like it! I have yet to try it cold still, that is my next goal, I also need to invest in an milk frother of some sort so the lattes are even fluffier.

Sil

I try to make a straight cup of every new flavour i get but i nearly always find its just not what i like haha

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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