Holy BITTER!! wow. The first batch I made was so incredibly awful that I had to pour it down the drain. Ewwwww.
A bunch of agave did nothing to balance it out. In fact, it seemed to bring out more bitter. The second batch, I made at a much lower temperature and used less powder. This seemed to make it a hair more palatable. Still, at this point I was ready to toss the whole tin. I had hoped that making it with my new bamboo whisk might turn this around, but no such luck :(
Anyhow, I tried it with some milk and it totally changed the matcha’s ‘tude!! Mum hated it, but all of a sudden I found it was so much more mellow and matcha like. I really like the white aspect of the tea. So mild and creamy. Soon, I’ll try this as a latte. For now… well I’m energized, so I’m off to clean the house… whistles wizard of oz tune