drank Starter Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1212 tasting notes

So I’ve been wanting matcha for awhile, and didn’t really want to spend too much on it. I’d only had it before at a Japanese tea ceremony, and I thought it’d be worth trying again.

When I couldn’t find a modestly price matcha at an international market, I figured $14 and change for 30g shipped to me wasn’t going to hurt.

I don’t have the proper tools but you know what, an immersion blender does a fine job too. After using it to whisk the matcha up nicely, I added about 4 oz of coconut milk and poured it over ice.

It’s not bright green like your typical matcha, but a rather precious pastel olive green.

It was a bit chalky at first, but I ended up pouring it into another glass and now it’s perfect. The thickness gives it a really rich taste. It’s not too sweet, which I’d figure for its price point. It’s a touch bitter, but I think the usual green, vegetal flavors tone it down a lot. I used water that was probably around 180 degrees so maybe I’d go even lower next time.

Not bad! I’ll give it a try by itself later, considering half the glass has me feeling rather reinvigorated right now.

Kittenna

Good to know that an immersion blender works! I’m planning on picking up some matcha today, and definitely don’t have all the tools, but my roommate does have an immersion blender!

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Kittenna

Good to know that an immersion blender works! I’m planning on picking up some matcha today, and definitely don’t have all the tools, but my roommate does have an immersion blender!

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