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I have a coconut milk creamer I really want to use with this one, but I went with milk for the time being since I bought half a gallon. It was 40 cents more to get twice as much milk, no wonder I stick with coconut milk. I wanted to bake up something with matcha but yeah, not feeling like it. Plus my plan is to send it to some people because I know I’m the only one over here who will eat some matcha biscotti or shortbread. I guess with the job now I’ll have people who will eat matcha food though haha.

This one though I’d totally put in shortbread, or actually I’d like to make the punition cookies I bought in Paris. A boulangerie near where we stayed, Poilâne, makes these cookies and they are in the Dorie Greenspan cookbook I have (and also online: http://www.doriegreenspan.com/2007/04/better-butter-a-tasting-and-a-recipe.html). I brought them back home no problem but my boyfriend ate them all :( Still haven’t told him I have the recipe to make them. They are so buttery I imagine a creamy matcha added to the recipe would be intriguing.

Anyway after last night’s success with the Cookies and Cream matcha, I figured I’d make a hot latte with this and the whole point of all this blah blah blah was that I used regular milk and I should really use the coconut milk creamer and see if I die and go to creamy heaven.

With just 2% milk though this is pretty rich and creamy. This one definitely tastes amazing hot or cold, but I think the vanilla comes out a bit more when it’s hot, and as previously mentioned, cold it tastes a lot like whipped cream.

I quite like this 50/50 base. It seems to have just a slight green matcha taste to it and it has just a little of the maltiness of the white matcha.

Mercuryhime

There are a couple of holidays where you can probably get people to eat matcha shortbread without them thinking it’s weird. St. Patrick’s day and Christmas come to mind. Once you get them hooked, they’ll eat the green cookies whenever you make them. :D

What’s your job now, if I may ask?

momo

The color won’t even be the thing that’ll prevent my boyfriend from eating them, even if they’re cookies, it’s the tea part! He freaks out if I hold a bag of tea within a foot of him. I can still try, maybe cookies will let me get closer.
A sales associate at Teavana at least through the holiday season.

Mercuryhime

Hmm, if you get the black or red matcha from red leaf, you could probably hide the fact that there’s tea in the cookies. Especially if they are chocolate cookies. What’s so scary about tea anyways?

Neat! You get to be surrounded by tea and tea ware! Fun!

momo

It’s not coffee, that’s the problem!

It’s going to be so bad with the new teas coming out. And I’m starting Tuesday, so the day after the new ones are out and some of them sound so good.

Terri HarpLady

Here’s some words of encouragement, Amanda: When Tony & I first hooked up 12 years ago, he was a chain smoker & a confirmed coffee drinker. I still can’t believe we connected, as I quit smoking 29 yrs ago, but the attraction was there. Several yrs ago he quit smoking (& I didn’t say anything), and he used to joke about my tea habit. A few years ago he started cutting back on coffee, it gave him a headache if he drank it in the afternoon, & maybe 9 monthes ago he completely gave it up & switched to tea. He was out of coffee one morning, so he tried a cup of my tea, & that was the start. I still can’t believe it! Actually, now I drink more caffeine than he does!

Lynxiebrat

LOL. I think I would go batty if I worked at a Teavana. Do you get a discount?

momo

40%! Bad news. I’m going to already want to use it on the first day.

momo

Terri: I have gotten Joe to take a few sips here and there of tea but rarely can I get him to drink more than that. He is REALLY particular about drinks anyway. Every morning it’s iced coffee, and then he always drinks this sparkling black cherry water. He used to not drink anything caffeinated but always has coffee in the morning now, if he says he wants to cut back again I am jumping in there with some tea.

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Mercuryhime

There are a couple of holidays where you can probably get people to eat matcha shortbread without them thinking it’s weird. St. Patrick’s day and Christmas come to mind. Once you get them hooked, they’ll eat the green cookies whenever you make them. :D

What’s your job now, if I may ask?

momo

The color won’t even be the thing that’ll prevent my boyfriend from eating them, even if they’re cookies, it’s the tea part! He freaks out if I hold a bag of tea within a foot of him. I can still try, maybe cookies will let me get closer.
A sales associate at Teavana at least through the holiday season.

Mercuryhime

Hmm, if you get the black or red matcha from red leaf, you could probably hide the fact that there’s tea in the cookies. Especially if they are chocolate cookies. What’s so scary about tea anyways?

Neat! You get to be surrounded by tea and tea ware! Fun!

momo

It’s not coffee, that’s the problem!

It’s going to be so bad with the new teas coming out. And I’m starting Tuesday, so the day after the new ones are out and some of them sound so good.

Terri HarpLady

Here’s some words of encouragement, Amanda: When Tony & I first hooked up 12 years ago, he was a chain smoker & a confirmed coffee drinker. I still can’t believe we connected, as I quit smoking 29 yrs ago, but the attraction was there. Several yrs ago he quit smoking (& I didn’t say anything), and he used to joke about my tea habit. A few years ago he started cutting back on coffee, it gave him a headache if he drank it in the afternoon, & maybe 9 monthes ago he completely gave it up & switched to tea. He was out of coffee one morning, so he tried a cup of my tea, & that was the start. I still can’t believe it! Actually, now I drink more caffeine than he does!

Lynxiebrat

LOL. I think I would go batty if I worked at a Teavana. Do you get a discount?

momo

40%! Bad news. I’m going to already want to use it on the first day.

momo

Terri: I have gotten Joe to take a few sips here and there of tea but rarely can I get him to drink more than that. He is REALLY particular about drinks anyway. Every morning it’s iced coffee, and then he always drinks this sparkling black cherry water. He used to not drink anything caffeinated but always has coffee in the morning now, if he says he wants to cut back again I am jumping in there with some tea.

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