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Day 3 – Matcha Advent

Holy moly…it went dark blue! From green to blue in the blink of an eye. It made a decent foam though with a beautiful shine.

It tastes like chocolate(along with the smell), it’s sweet but with a creamy undertone. The flavour isn’t strong but the delicacy of it is pleasant.

The after taste is sweet with some dryness and a quickly dissipated chocolate tone.

It was nice though very un-matcha like and I found that a little off putting. Sure it’s cool that it changes colour and I like chocolate (not a huge chocolate fan), but I love matcha for the grassy, seaweed flavours. If it’s going to be flavoured I feel it has to be done well, and this one just isn’t for me. Though I’m glad to have tried it.

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Cameron B.

Honestly, B&B’s matcha base is too weak for me. The flavoring easily overpowers it in these flavored blends. Their “Pure Grade Matcha” is better, but they don’t use it for flavored matchas unfortunately…

KittyLovesTea

Yeah I found that. Apart from one or two decent flavoured blends I’m finding the rest highly disappointing. I’m glad it’s not just me though! I already gave a rant on the blog about Rooibos not being a Matcha.

Cameron B.

I should really be more pleased that I’m not finding B&B’s matcha to my liking, as it’s so expensive! Especially with the international shipping.

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Cameron B.

Honestly, B&B’s matcha base is too weak for me. The flavoring easily overpowers it in these flavored blends. Their “Pure Grade Matcha” is better, but they don’t use it for flavored matchas unfortunately…

KittyLovesTea

Yeah I found that. Apart from one or two decent flavoured blends I’m finding the rest highly disappointing. I’m glad it’s not just me though! I already gave a rant on the blog about Rooibos not being a Matcha.

Cameron B.

I should really be more pleased that I’m not finding B&B’s matcha to my liking, as it’s so expensive! Especially with the international shipping.

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I’m 30 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

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