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drank Wild Honey Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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As I am sure we all know Steepster was once again having issues yesterday. If I didn’t invest the time in drafting over 5000 notes, I would give up on the site because every time it seems to improve, it goes right back to being messed up. Nevertheless, here I am, adding more notes now that I finally can.

I finished off one package of this when I drank it yesterday but have another in my freezer. I used it in the usual way – as an addition to my smoothie. I tried to change things up and added spinach to my smoothie. The recipe was one cup packed spinach, one cup frozen banana, just under a cup of milk, and the matcha – not sure how much because as per usual, I just dumped some in. However, the spinach was so mild that between the matcha and the banana, it was just too sweet. Overly sweet with a vegetal finish. It’s was an odd juxtaposition so I won’t be making this particular smoothie again.

tea-sipper

I eat spinach all the time, but never dared trying spinach in a smoothie… but if you say it hides in the background, I might just have to try it.

VariaTEA

I think with different fruit/matcha, it could have been better. I tasted it a little bit but I think a fruit with a stronger flavor would have been fine.

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tea-sipper

I eat spinach all the time, but never dared trying spinach in a smoothie… but if you say it hides in the background, I might just have to try it.

VariaTEA

I think with different fruit/matcha, it could have been better. I tasted it a little bit but I think a fruit with a stronger flavor would have been fine.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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