Cinnamon Kitty wrote:As for taste, for me with 1/2 tsp powder per 16 oz water bottle using cold water, it is a smooth, grassy iced tea with low astringency. I was expected something more astringent, like when the hot sencha goes cold, but that astringency was not there at all. It turned out to be very pleasant, but did not keep too well beyond the day it was made. I made some for my car trip home on Friday and by today, what I had left was starting to smell kinda funny. I haven't tried it hot since I don't plan to use it for hot tea. Its purpose is to provide me with cold tea during classes since the hot water on campus is coffee flavored.
Powdered sencha is not whisked like matcha. It tends to clump less than matcha which makes it easier to mix with the water. You can throw some in a water bottle and shake it to blend for cold tea or stir into to hot water for hot tea.
Thanks, Cinnamon Kitty! This really sounds like something I'd like to have available during the warmer months. The only beverage besides tea I drink is water, so it'll be nice to have something to switch off on that's also cold. Where did you buy yours? (Too bad I already placed my Den's order)
As far as iced green lattes, such as those from
Starbucks, can we use powdered sencha, or is matcha the way to go because it's thicker?