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I’m more than willing to pay a little more for tea somewhere if it’s prepared the way I like it by someone else because that says a lot. For example, the closest place (that I’m currently aware of) I can get matcha sells it for $2.50, but it’s so good there!
Well $2.50 for matcha is a pretty decent price in my opinion. I mean a packet of Rishi’s matcha is about $2. An ounce of matcha is close to $20 at some places.
Yeah Rishi’s (which the one at the cafe was actually) is way over priced.
@Cofftea, what’s the best cheap (under $20/oz) matcha you’ve tried?
Bethany, O-cha’s Kiri no Mori and Den’s Tea’s Kaze are both excellent. But hands down is 52teas mandarin matcha which unfortunately is sold out. I do not like anything banana flavored, but even I have high hopes for the rumored banana matcha coming from them (hopefully soon).
Wow, I think our tongues must be polar opposites…I like the mandarin matcha (I bought the last 2 packs) but it’s quite bitter and not as sweet or good as some of the other brands I’ve tried. I bought it because it’s cheap and tastes interesting, and I mostly mix it in my hot cocoa.
Bethany, Kiri no Mori is a pretty good starting point.
Shanti, you bought 2 right away? That’s a brave move! I; however don’t taste the bitterness at all. I also don’t compare it to other brands because it’s flavored and I haven’t tried any other flavored matchas.
I agree Rishi’s was very overpriced. I enjoyed my O-cha’s matcha a lot more.
I’ll have to give Den’s a try sometime. What! Shantea bought the last two packs!?!? That’s evil! I was hoping to get one from the groundhog day sale!
Muahahahaha, yes, this is Shanti’s evil twin, Shantea, who likes to buy up the last packets of tea before anyone else gets them! :-)
I think the Mandarin Matcha tastes “good” in that it has the interesting orange flavor, but it’s more bitter than some of the other matchas I’ve tried. I don’t know if I’d recommend it over something like Kiri no Mori.
Yeah she’s such a hoarder! LOL I can say that Shanti, because when I bought mine I would have bought all 7 that were left at the time if I had the $. LOL. Enjoy them! And make some for your friends!:) I made some for a friend and she loved it.
Well one is a flavored matcha and one is a plain =P It’s like apples and oranges!
Evil twin Shantea, bring back Shanti! You already bought $50 worth of Adagio stuff =P You don’t need more tea! Hey! Weren’t you the one who told me you didn’t need more tea? Make some matcha for Wendy =P
I can’t imagine a matcha more sweeter than Mandarin… I think that’d almost make me sick.
LOL! I know!!! I’m horrible :) now I have a whole box of those Adagio loose leaf samples that need to be tried for the first time, AND a bunch of g-d matcha! DAMN YOU SHANTEA!!!
shakes fist violently at Shantea!
Bring back Shanti! …… or send your cupboard this way!
Oh…it’s a different sweetness. As in, sweeter, creamier, and less bitter—not fructose like the mandarin evokes.
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I am always up for sharing my tea with others. If you’re interested in something just let me know.
80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase