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My roommate has always felt that matcha should not be flavored. She is sort of a purist that way but she was happy to choose one for me to drink since I was having an indecisive evening. She selected this and so I prepped it as usually, in a glass of cold milk.

I handed her the cup and she was shocked it was cold. Then she took a sip and quite enjoyed it. Now she is planning on trying plain matcha prepped the same way and got excited at the prospect of using different flavors of almond milk to make matchas.

As for the taste, this was delicious as usual. Expertly captures the flavor of French Butter Cookies. I think in the future, I might forgo any vanilla flavors in favor of this one.

Fjellrev

Wow, conversion successful!

VariaTEA

Haha. She said it tasted like flavored milk and though I don’t see her ordering it anytime soon, she doesn’t look down on it quite so harshly either.

Fjellrev

Definitely a step in the right direction haha.

Roswell Strange

I envy that your roommate actually drinks tea.

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Fjellrev

Wow, conversion successful!

VariaTEA

Haha. She said it tasted like flavored milk and though I don’t see her ordering it anytime soon, she doesn’t look down on it quite so harshly either.

Fjellrev

Definitely a step in the right direction haha.

Roswell Strange

I envy that your roommate actually drinks tea.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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