T2 Matcha

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Green Matcha Blend
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175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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Matcha is a fine, powdered Green Tea traditionally used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is highly valued for its sharp bite followed by lingering sweetness. High in antioxidants, chlorophyll and fibre.

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After a wonderful thin tea ceremony at Untitled in MONA’s Red Queen exhibition this morning, I was in the mood for matcha! A warm day today meant a refreshing matcha milkshake. Man I love those things.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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I am complete matcha freak! so when I stumbled upon my favourite tea companies version, I was there in a flash. it looked so good that is was completely worth the (expensive) price. ( 24 dollars for 30 grams). But now I must say, I am not regretting a single dollar! I cannot wait to get more.

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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The first matcha I ever tried served traditionally, as a whisked usucha (thin tea), and which, following some experimenting, I found I quite liked. Beware: do NOT follow T2’s preparation instructions. It uses about HALF the amount of matcha to water than is recommended by most Japanese sources that I have found (1 flat measured teaspoon to 150 mLs water – this is too much water). I recommend Marukyu-Koyamaen’s instructions for matcha here, http://www.marukyu-koyamaen.co.jp/english/enjoy/maccha.html, which suggest 1 flat measured teaspoon of matcha to 70mLs water.

Once I started using MK’s preparation instructions, I found that I enjoyed my matcha more. T2’s recipe makes for a VERY thin matcha, which was not as enjoyable, and in fact I found that the matcha tasted more bitter (less matcha + more hot water = higher likelihood of overbrewing and therefore more bitter flavours?). That said, once I found a recipe I liked, I found that I quite enjoyed this matcha. It has a very mild sweetness, and once I gained experience with my whisking technique, something approaching almost a creamy mouthfeel. I do have the feeling, however, that T2’s matcha is not quite koicha (thick tea) quality. As I try other matcha and learn more about the preparation, I’m sure I’ll review this one again. At any rate, it was a good introduction for me to the wonders of matcha, and a good reminder to always experiment in order to find what you like!

170 °F / 76 °C

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Actually kinda works in yoghurt…

180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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You can’t ever go wrong with Matcha. I’ve been to Japan and had the matcha there and this tea takes me back there every time I have it. Even better when you have the bamboo whisk to froth it up traditionally. It can go to the bitter side very easily so watch out!

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