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LLcoolC Aug 24, 2008 12:20 PM

I'm looking for an inexpensive source of matcha in Calgary. I'm planning on using it in lattes and smoothies (I can picture the matcha purists wincing now) so I'm looking for ingredient grade matcha not the premium stuff. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  1. hornvixen Aug 25, 2008 05:25 PM

    I order matcha online (ebay baby!). I can get 1 lb for about $50!! I've been ordering it on there for years, and the stuff is great. It sure beats $25 for a teency jar. It's great for so many things, like green tea ice cream or making pasta (which I've yet to perfect....but hopefully one day!) This one by maeda-en:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Matcha-GREEN-TEA-...

    1. John Manzo Aug 24, 2008 03:59 PM

      What about just using a green tea syrup, like Monin makes? It seems live overkill to brew matcha for a latte.

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        shdiep Aug 25, 2008 09:38 AM

        Where can you get this green tea syrup?

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          John Manzo Aug 25, 2008 01:33 PM

          Well you can get Monin at some coffeehouses and (I think) costco and even regular supermarkets- whether they sell the green tea syrup is something OP would have to determine.

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        TeaseMeGirl Aug 24, 2008 02:18 PM

        I don't know how the price compares, but T&T Market (the new one) has matcha powder.

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