drank Organic Ceremonial Matcha by Amoda Tea
1993 tasting notes

I’ve learned since I first tried this matcha that I’m not a fan of matcha on its own. I do, however, enjoy it sometimes flavored or mixed with other things. I’m mixing it today, using a recipe from Half Baked Harvest for an Iced Strawberry Milk Matcha Latte – https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/strawberry-milk-matcha-latte/.

I’m a little worried about the amount of matcha in this for one serving (2 tsp) since matcha does tend to make me jittery (even though everything I’ve read says it won’t make you feel jittery in the same way that coffee does). I’m also probably more sensitive to caffeine than a lot of people, so maybe that’s why. But of course I had to follow the recipe so two teaspoons it is. And I have to say, it’s really tasty. The main flavor is the strawberry but the matcha sort of lingers at the end. My head does sort of feel like it’s floating above my body at the moment, so I might need to do light caffeine for the rest of the day. Overall, this was delicious!

2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.


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