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drank Matcha (Powdered) by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Ricky, you’re going to hate me…in addition to all of that Adagio stuff, I now have three bags of Mandarin Matcha, a huge 4 oz bag of Matcha from Mighty Leaf, and a huge bag of Matcha Latte/Frappe mix from ML. :O [Note: I’m not bragging about this…I’m complaining about how much of a freaking dummy I am to have bought so much extra tea!]

I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised by this tea! First of all, it foams! Well, I know, most matcha foams, but I had gotten used to the Mandarin Matcha which unfortunately doesn’t foam no matter how long/powerfully you whisk it. [Mandarin Matcha is still tasty, though! I hope 52teas adds it to their restock list]. Anyway, I prepared this usucha (thin) style: 1 1/2 large scoops in 4 ounces of water.

The tea is pretty darn good for something so cheap! It’s not particularly bitter, although it’s not very sweet either. Very easy to drink down, and not powdery, even after being set down for a little while. Rewhisking easily made another thick layer of foam, which is nice.

So, how does it taste? Unfortunately, not like much. I’m getting mostly bitter greens, and a hint of the sea. Not a lot of sweet or savory action going on. Sometimes that’s okay, though, especially when you’re just looking for a caffeine fix!

Ricky

=O I want to make a bigger smiley face! I’ll RaWr instead! Shantea!!!!!! Nooooooooo, that’s tooo much matcha. You have to start feeding some to Wendy now. You almost have a pound of matcha! Evil evil shantea, stole my mandarin matcha! That was suppose to be my free tea courtesy of groundhog Phil.

Veri-Tea

What is it about the different kinds of matcha that make some foam and some not, do you know?

S

Veri-Tea, I’m not sure! I know that the Mandarin Matcha is mixed with pulverized dried orange, so that probably affected the foaminess. It might have something to do with the fineness/coarseness of the powder, or maybe the temperature of the water.

S

Ricky, dude, I know! Damn you Shantea! I got impatient waiting for the Mighty Leaf order to ship here and ordered the Mandarin Matcha….and now I have too much! Not to mention I spent all my money on tea that I have to wait to drink…maybe next week I’ll email you about sending some, lol. I’m super busy with school right now, so no time to trek over to the post office this week :(

ps. lol @ Wendy + matcha…she only likes to drink MEATcha :) :) :)

Ricky

Haha, I spent my months worth of tea money last week. What did I purchase…. a pu-erh sampler, the tea farm, mariage freres and 52teas! That’s a lot of tea!

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Ricky

=O I want to make a bigger smiley face! I’ll RaWr instead! Shantea!!!!!! Nooooooooo, that’s tooo much matcha. You have to start feeding some to Wendy now. You almost have a pound of matcha! Evil evil shantea, stole my mandarin matcha! That was suppose to be my free tea courtesy of groundhog Phil.

Veri-Tea

What is it about the different kinds of matcha that make some foam and some not, do you know?

S

Veri-Tea, I’m not sure! I know that the Mandarin Matcha is mixed with pulverized dried orange, so that probably affected the foaminess. It might have something to do with the fineness/coarseness of the powder, or maybe the temperature of the water.

S

Ricky, dude, I know! Damn you Shantea! I got impatient waiting for the Mighty Leaf order to ship here and ordered the Mandarin Matcha….and now I have too much! Not to mention I spent all my money on tea that I have to wait to drink…maybe next week I’ll email you about sending some, lol. I’m super busy with school right now, so no time to trek over to the post office this week :(

ps. lol @ Wendy + matcha…she only likes to drink MEATcha :) :) :)

Ricky

Haha, I spent my months worth of tea money last week. What did I purchase…. a pu-erh sampler, the tea farm, mariage freres and 52teas! That’s a lot of tea!

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