drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
775 tasting notes

I was hoping my order from Red Leaf would have arrived during the week I was in town with parents, for reading break, but it wasn’t to be.. so disappointed. If history has any bearing, it will probably arrive tomorrow (argh!).

At least I have a small portion of this to hold me over until I head back to the mainland again. I actually got it nice and frothy this time (I’m so proud of myself). I guess I shouldn’t have two servings of this so late at night but this empty bowl is tempting me- it smells like rich, butter-drenched greens. It’s divine. I want to bounce off walls and zone out at the same time after a cup of this.

The flavour is still very much the grassy and the astringent green- that taste sounds awful in my mind yet works out very well in practice. I look forward to drinking this kind of tea a lot.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C
MissLena

I have the matcha jitters this late as well. On the verge of crashing soon though I think lol

Cavocorax

Tempting! I’ve never tried matcha, but am sure I will some day soon. Is it true you can just throw it in milk and shake it for an easy smoothie?

CrowKettle

I’ve yet to try making a matcha smoothie or latte but I will try that method tomorrow morning and let you know how it goes. I think it will be fine as long as it’s sifted first?

MissLena, I saw your Red Leaf notes before making this! I wish I had three different matcha flavours to consume tonight (why, UPS?!). I want that french vanilla matcha.

Sil

Latte and smoothies are super easy. If you use a blender you don’t need to sift, though it doesn’t hurt… Just toss everything in and blend. Wen I’m back to normalsville, its what I do every morning :)

MissLena

The French vanilla is so vanilla-y! Lol, I’ve inspired a few cravings for that one with my note lol, shipping has been very slow to Canada lately, i’m not sure why

Cavocorax

Good to know!

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MissLena

I have the matcha jitters this late as well. On the verge of crashing soon though I think lol

Cavocorax

Tempting! I’ve never tried matcha, but am sure I will some day soon. Is it true you can just throw it in milk and shake it for an easy smoothie?

CrowKettle

I’ve yet to try making a matcha smoothie or latte but I will try that method tomorrow morning and let you know how it goes. I think it will be fine as long as it’s sifted first?

MissLena, I saw your Red Leaf notes before making this! I wish I had three different matcha flavours to consume tonight (why, UPS?!). I want that french vanilla matcha.

Sil

Latte and smoothies are super easy. If you use a blender you don’t need to sift, though it doesn’t hurt… Just toss everything in and blend. Wen I’m back to normalsville, its what I do every morning :)

MissLena

The French vanilla is so vanilla-y! Lol, I’ve inspired a few cravings for that one with my note lol, shipping has been very slow to Canada lately, i’m not sure why

Cavocorax

Good to know!

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

White teas, roasted/fired green teas, and the not so roasted green oolong varieties are my favourites.

Currently looking for the most buttery and sweet green oolong I can find.

Ingredients/flavours I enjoy (in moderation): anise, butter, caramel, cedar, cream, floral, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, maple, marshmallow leaves, melon, mint, orchid, pine, rice, rose, vanilla.

Ingredients/flavours I tend to dislike: apple, cocoa nibs, licorice, marine, peach, stevia

Subjective Rating System 2.0:

91-100: My absolute favourite tea. Will impulsively buy and hoard like a dragon.

86-90: A favourite tea. May have quality flaws that I choose to ignore.

76-85: A lovely tea, maybe of high quality or masterful blending, but not one I’m likely to order again.

70-75: Enjoyable, but I may have few minor problems with quality, consistency, ingredient chemistry and/or personal preferences.

50-69: Quality, consistency, blending, or personal preference problems are apparent, but I wouldn’t pass up a cup.

11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea. I don’t give a lot of these ratings out, since I tend to grab teas I know will appeal to me.

1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This is last year’s low-grade bancha mixed with rancid coconut, stale cocoa nibs, over-enthusiastic hibiscus, and combined with stevia sweetener. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.

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