drank Teas' Tea Matcha by Ito En
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I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this one, as I have had it quite a few times.

Yesterday I saw a video on Facebook of a tea master making Matcha. He used cold water to make the paste and it said you didn’t need to sift if you do this. I do always begin with a paste using sifted matcha, but always the same water I am making the matcha with – around 160F. I decided to give his method a try.

I consider it a success. At first I thought I was going to have some clumps but they dissolved well. I probably used a little more cold water than I should have. Next time I will make a thicker paste. I added two scoops of powder because I have a headache and a lot left to do today.

I really believe this is the thickest, loveliest froth I have ever seen for this matcha. As sticky and muggy as it is outside, I do not mourn the loss of a degree or two of temperature in the cha wan.

As for the matcha itself, it was a super economical buy and tastes good enough to drink as a daily drinker. It still doesn’t beat D25 or KaiMatcha Premium, which sadly seems to have gone out of business. But for the price and for a quick afternoon bowl of sustaining matcha, I’ll take it! Grassy, not sour, sweet and smooth enough to stand above culinary grade.

Fjellrev

Cool, I should try that method sometime too.

Terri HarpLady

Huh, I had no idea! I need to try that method as well. But first I need to get more matcha! I hoarded my KaiMatcha in the freezer forever, and it was a sad day when I finally finished off the final tin. My Cha wan is lonely, my little whisk is bored…

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Fjellrev

Cool, I should try that method sometime too.

Terri HarpLady

Huh, I had no idea! I need to try that method as well. But first I need to get more matcha! I hoarded my KaiMatcha in the freezer forever, and it was a sad day when I finally finished off the final tin. My Cha wan is lonely, my little whisk is bored…

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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