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Coffee & Tea

Buying Matcha (Green Tea)

sommrluv | Aug 11, 200903:33 PM     70

I've discovered that I'm a big fan of Matcha vs. traditional green tea, though I do enjoy the 'regular' green tea from time to time. Even with the higher caffeine content, I can drink matcha later at night and sleep peacefully, with no adverse effects whatsover.

I've only purchased it only once (teazonline) and now that I know I like it, I want to buy the largest quantity available and I'm flummoxed by my options. Any other Matcha drinkers?

I'm curious too...I'm seeing some of the Bubble Tea producers have a Matcha Concentrate for considerably less expensive. There's very few details about this...just lists it as 'grade a' and one site lists it as an extract. It's impossibly cheap, $40 for 2.2 lbs...anyone tried that version? Is it useless for tea and better for smoothies and things like ice creams and flavories like cakes?

I like the health benefits of Matcha, so I'd hate to buy something that's completely useless. Than again, for that amount of money, I'd be rolling in matcha ice cream for years and never have to use my "good" stuff.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

-Summer

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