Bloom Teas London BLOOM Mojito Matcha : A great new range of healthy morning drinks – bursting with antioxidants

Initially i was dubious about this drink as its opaque, slime green colour resembles a potion. I was pleasantly surprised as it has a fresh flavour which is richer (has depth rather than strength) than green teas. The pot is tiny, but you only need about half a tea-spoon per cup and it is recommended that you only have one cup a day.

A great flavoured version of the traditional matcha drink. Matcha tea is relatively new to us here in the uk but i first heard about it a few months ago after hearing about it on a c4 programme and read up on it, it’s genuinely high in anti oxidants and has the potential for health benefits. I originally tried the basic non flavoured matcha, preferring to take it as a hot drink; whisking half a teaspoonful with hot but not boiling water. It produces a lurid green liquid which froths at the top and smells of grass. I took my first sip with trepidation but found it had a relatively pleasant taste, like tea anyway but a smoother flavour, worth pointing out that i’m not a milk and sugar tea drinker in the first place but prefer to drink it as it comes. So, having got used to the natural flavour of matcha, i’ve now had the chance to try a few of the favoured variants and have to say, these are much nicer to drink. It’s the difference between drinking it each morning because i believe it’s good for me, and drinking it because i actually enjoy itthis variant is flavoured with lime and peppermint. I can barely discern the lime but love the hint of mint. My favourite of these for the mornings is the sunrise matcha flavoured with grapefruit and this mojito one has become an afternoon drink that perks me up at work, and also strangely stops me wanting to snackgive it a try.

I’ve never tried matcha before, although i’ve seen it around and know what it is. The idea of having one with lime and mint flavouring sounded pretty appealing, so i figured this was a good place to start. The pot contains 30g of powder, and a small spatula to serve with. The amount you need per drink etc is tiny, so you should get a good 30 servings out of this,i have tried this as a hot drink, an iced drink, and also as a shot so far. I have to say i prefer it hot, but the powder seems to mix better in the cold drink for some reason. I guess you could get the best of both worlds here though; start with a hot drink, then top up with cold for a refreshing iced tea :)in all of the types of drink i tested with, i found the lime flavour to be nowhere to be found, and the mint only coming through occasionally and very faint. The green tea was the dominant flavour for me, but it still made a nice drink. On the flip side of this, my wife also tried this (she also prefers it hot), but the dominant flavour for her was the mint – so the taste you get is clearly a very individual thing. As far as giving an energy boost goes; i found this gave more of a boost in the afternoon compared to if i drank it first thing in the morning, so i would recommend starting with your normal coffee when you wake up, and hitting yourslef with this in the mid afternoon lull. Here are the specifications for the Bloom Teas London BLOOM Mojito Matcha:

  • Organic Japanese Matcha – Ceremonial Grade.
  • Boosted with peppermint and lime for all-natural digestive support.
  • Naturally low in fat, salt and sugars, high in fibre and protein.
  • FREE-FROM’ all allergens and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
  • Make hot or iced tea or whisk into juices, smoothies, lattes, cereal, yoghurt, soup, salad, rice, pasta, pulses and desserts.

Different to your usual green tea. This is the first time i have tried matcha green tea. Looking online i found that matcha can be used in many many culinary dishes. Because of the antioxidants which seems to be particularly high in matcha, it is something that seems to be good to have as part of your diet. Matcha is a powder and on the jar it give you the instructions on how to make a cooling drink but you can add it to yoghurts, smoothies, curries, stews, soups, cereals and interestingly ice cream. If you drink it as a tea it is a pungent green green colour with a hint of lime and peppermint. Like tea leaves it does not dissolve into the liquid and you will find powder at the bottom of your mug. The jar comes with a little plastic measuring spatula. Sprinkle it over any dish you fancy and it gives an slight taste and interesting texture to things.

Nice enough for a matcha novice like me. I have previously tried matcha, because it is supposed to be good for you, but i did not like it much. It’s a bit bitter for my taste. The only way i found to drink it is in a matcha smoothie, which can be very pretty. When this came up, i thought it was worth a try, in case the peppermint and lime made the matcha more palatable for me. I think it is okay – maybe a bit less bitter than other matchas i have tried. I am probably not going to become a matcha addict though.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Super-concentrated powdered tea with additives to enhance the flavour
  • A great new range of healthy morning drinks – bursting with antioxidants
  • Makes for a nice change of pace

A great new range of healthy morning drinks – bursting with antioxidants. The bloom mojito matcha adds lime and peppermint to the already gentle flavour of the matcha bringing a fresh variety to the matcha morning experience. High in antioxidants and much more potent and better tasting than normal green tea; the bloom range of flavoured matcha teas bring a fresh, bright, potent caffeine hit to the morning. Of the teas i’ve tried, the passion fruit tropical and gingko brainboost are my favourite – but everyone will have their own preferencei do notice that my sleep is a bit unsettled since i’ve been drinking it so i’ll be cutting back to only 1/2 teaspoon before midday.

Makes for a nice change of pace. Not my favourite, but it’s good when prepared properly. One must never use boiling water or the taste will be off. So, how should you prepare matcha?1. Place a teaspoon of tea into a small tea sieve. This kind: kitchen craft stainless steel long handled tea strainer- boxed2. Using hot water (turn the kettle off just as it before it goes to a boil), pour slowly through the sieve. Use a small whisk to whisk until frothy. While tradtionally not sweetened, if you wish to make a sweet beverage, add your chosen sweetening agent before whisking.

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  1. The first things that stuck me on opening the jar was the powder’s vivid colour and unusual scent, neither of which seemed very natural. Taken together, my first impression was of children’s powdered paint. I followed the simple instructions to make the drink into a tea shot, which didn’t make its appearance any more appetising. The powder didn’t dissolve completely and there was no frothy top but it tasted ok. I have tried one of the other serving suggestions – adding the powder to a smoothie which worked a lot better. The distinct flavours of the mint and lime came out more and the sludgy green colour was toned down by the milk. Overall it was fine, but i don’t see it becoming a kitchen staple, i will probably just add it to smoothies and yoghurt from time to time.
    1. The first things that stuck me on opening the jar was the powder’s vivid colour and unusual scent, neither of which seemed very natural. Taken together, my first impression was of children’s powdered paint. I followed the simple instructions to make the drink into a tea shot, which didn’t make its appearance any more appetising. The powder didn’t dissolve completely and there was no frothy top but it tasted ok. I have tried one of the other serving suggestions – adding the powder to a smoothie which worked a lot better. The distinct flavours of the mint and lime came out more and the sludgy green colour was toned down by the milk. Overall it was fine, but i don’t see it becoming a kitchen staple, i will probably just add it to smoothies and yoghurt from time to time.
  2. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    I wasn’t really sure what this was when i ordered it, but hey it had all those promises of healthy living and the like and it can’t help to try something can it?it is small 30g pot but you do not need a lot of the powder for serving it so i would say that at once a day this would easily last a month or so if not more. It has a pleasant green colour and it’s immediate taste is the green tea element. The promised mojito flavours occasionally come through as a little hint but the green tea is definitely the major taste. Make sure to follow the instructions (ignoring these, for instance, and using boiling water will result in a very strange tasting brew indeed) and you can’t really go wrong. I’ve tried it a number of different ways, including hot and cold/iced and it was perfectly pleasant whichever way you take it. It can also be used as an ingredient in other things. I’ve found it adds a particularly nice touch to plain yogurt and a nice kick to smoothies in the blender. And although it seems a little expensive, the pot goes a long way so i would say it is worth the money.
  3. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    I wasn’t really sure what this was when i ordered it, but hey it had all those promises of healthy living and the like and it can’t help to try something can it?it is small 30g pot but you do not need a lot of the powder for serving it so i would say that at once a day this would easily last a month or so if not more. It has a pleasant green colour and it’s immediate taste is the green tea element. The promised mojito flavours occasionally come through as a little hint but the green tea is definitely the major taste. Make sure to follow the instructions (ignoring these, for instance, and using boiling water will result in a very strange tasting brew indeed) and you can’t really go wrong. I’ve tried it a number of different ways, including hot and cold/iced and it was perfectly pleasant whichever way you take it. It can also be used as an ingredient in other things. I’ve found it adds a particularly nice touch to plain yogurt and a nice kick to smoothies in the blender. And although it seems a little expensive, the pot goes a long way so i would say it is worth the money.
    1. This is a great quality matcha powder. This is a great quality matcha powder, you can really taste the difference between this and some of the cheaper brands that i’ve tried. A half tea spoon whisks well into a small mug of hot water giving a lovely froth for a mid afternoon pick me up, i much prefer this to a coffee in my attempt to avoid the jitters i get from a strong coffee. Make it up with cold water, over ice for a refreshing alternative drink. It’s also an unusual addition to smoothiesvery much recommended.
      1. This is a great quality matcha powder. This is a great quality matcha powder, you can really taste the difference between this and some of the cheaper brands that i’ve tried. A half tea spoon whisks well into a small mug of hot water giving a lovely froth for a mid afternoon pick me up, i much prefer this to a coffee in my attempt to avoid the jitters i get from a strong coffee. Make it up with cold water, over ice for a refreshing alternative drink. It’s also an unusual addition to smoothiesvery much recommended.
  4. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Pleasant, convenient but expensive. I’ve not tried matcha before and this is a pleasant experience. It looks like pea-green coloured fine powder paint and needs only a very small amount to make a mug of tea (1 gram, so 30 servings in the jar). Water should not be boiling but should be around 80 degrees. It needs to be whisked up and for this the le’xpress frother sold on amazon is very useful, but i wasn’t able to achieve the level of froth as shown in some images. Nevertheless once mixed to an opaque shade of pea-green it’s ready to drink. It’s like making a mug of instant coffee but without milk and with a bit more effort. No straining is involved in making matcha. This mojito variety has a peppermint flavour that isn’t too strong and there’s a subtle hint of lime in the background.
  5. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Pleasant, convenient but expensive. I’ve not tried matcha before and this is a pleasant experience. It looks like pea-green coloured fine powder paint and needs only a very small amount to make a mug of tea (1 gram, so 30 servings in the jar). Water should not be boiling but should be around 80 degrees. It needs to be whisked up and for this the le’xpress frother sold on amazon is very useful, but i wasn’t able to achieve the level of froth as shown in some images. Nevertheless once mixed to an opaque shade of pea-green it’s ready to drink. It’s like making a mug of instant coffee but without milk and with a bit more effort. No straining is involved in making matcha. This mojito variety has a peppermint flavour that isn’t too strong and there’s a subtle hint of lime in the background.
  6. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    A nice drink, not cheap though. I’m not necessarily sold on the health benefits of this product, and it is pretty expensive on face value, but as a drink, my wife and i both enjoyed it a lot. The tea is a superfine, rich green powder that dissolves easily in water. It has a nice tea smell, and a lovely mint aroma; we both like mint tea. Not sure if i could pickup any lime in smell or taste, but that is no bad thing. Seeing a ‘mojito’ version gave me expectations of a gimmicky product, but it does seem to be of very high quality. But this is the first matcha i’ve tried. I used the ‘ice tea’ recipe on the jar. I wasn’t impressed with this. I used the ‘tea shot’ recipe on the jar, and this worked well.
  7. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    A nice drink, not cheap though. I’m not necessarily sold on the health benefits of this product, and it is pretty expensive on face value, but as a drink, my wife and i both enjoyed it a lot. The tea is a superfine, rich green powder that dissolves easily in water. It has a nice tea smell, and a lovely mint aroma; we both like mint tea. Not sure if i could pickup any lime in smell or taste, but that is no bad thing. Seeing a ‘mojito’ version gave me expectations of a gimmicky product, but it does seem to be of very high quality. But this is the first matcha i’ve tried. I used the ‘ice tea’ recipe on the jar. I wasn’t impressed with this. I used the ‘tea shot’ recipe on the jar, and this worked well.
    1. Its not bad but not my favourite. Ive tried a few of the bloom teas, and while this isnt my favourite (the ginger one takes that spot, and is genuinely lovely) – it is a nice one for variety. The flavour is predominantly green tea (and its strong) – but carries a hint of lime, sweetness and peppermint. Its as far from the taste of a mojito as you can get, but its a nice punchy refreshing drink – especially if you make it with ice. Its kind of weird though – the peppermint note is very true, not fake-mint, and the green tea is – well – green tea. But i found often that the lime note had an aftertaste which was somewhat artificial. So yeah – as a cold drink on a summer day – a nice refreshing change, and i will probably buy another jar to have when i want something a bit different. But not something i’ll be replacing my usual cups of tea – green or otherwise – with.
      1. Its not bad but not my favourite. Ive tried a few of the bloom teas, and while this isnt my favourite (the ginger one takes that spot, and is genuinely lovely) – it is a nice one for variety. The flavour is predominantly green tea (and its strong) – but carries a hint of lime, sweetness and peppermint. Its as far from the taste of a mojito as you can get, but its a nice punchy refreshing drink – especially if you make it with ice. Its kind of weird though – the peppermint note is very true, not fake-mint, and the green tea is – well – green tea. But i found often that the lime note had an aftertaste which was somewhat artificial. So yeah – as a cold drink on a summer day – a nice refreshing change, and i will probably buy another jar to have when i want something a bit different. But not something i’ll be replacing my usual cups of tea – green or otherwise – with.
  8. Refreshing and revitalising. Matcha tea is a fine green powder and when i tried it in the past, i wasn’t keen on it. But after reading the instructions on this pot of bloom tea, i realised the key is in the preparation. You can drink matcha tea like a shot — a tea espresso — by whisking around 1/2 a teaspoon with 100ml of hot (80°c, not boiling) water. Or you can pour it over ice to make iced tea, which is especially refreshing with this peppermint and lime flavour. It’s mainly green tea and that’s the predominant taste, but the 20% peppermint and 10% lime adds a nice summery flavour. It is revitalising, and i enjoy a mid-afternoon shot when it gets too late in the day for coffee. While i haven’t tried it yet, the serving suggestions indicate that matcha tea can be used in puddings, ice cream and mixed into fruit juice. I’m planning to make matcha chocolate brownies — this green tea powder is very versatile.
  9. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Refreshing and revitalising. Matcha tea is a fine green powder and when i tried it in the past, i wasn’t keen on it. But after reading the instructions on this pot of bloom tea, i realised the key is in the preparation. You can drink matcha tea like a shot — a tea espresso — by whisking around 1/2 a teaspoon with 100ml of hot (80°c, not boiling) water. Or you can pour it over ice to make iced tea, which is especially refreshing with this peppermint and lime flavour. It’s mainly green tea and that’s the predominant taste, but the 20% peppermint and 10% lime adds a nice summery flavour. It is revitalising, and i enjoy a mid-afternoon shot when it gets too late in the day for coffee. While i haven’t tried it yet, the serving suggestions indicate that matcha tea can be used in puddings, ice cream and mixed into fruit juice. I’m planning to make matcha chocolate brownies — this green tea powder is very versatile.
    1. Mojito matcha, nice lime flavour. I want to enjoy this matcha because i want the health benefits but so far i am not too sure about it as a drink. I don’t have any ice cubes so instead i just put one scoop of powder in a cup added some bottled water and whisked with my hand whisk thingy and had a really pleasant surprise. I could taste lime more than peppermint and i love the taste of lime so am happy with that. The remaining taste is very grassy rather than like green tea. I will continue with this using 3 scoops for extra flavour and health benefits. I was impressed that after the drink i felt genuinely refreshed and a bit more awake too. This now seems to me to be something i will continue once i have decided which of the many flavours available i prefer. I understand that this matcha is of a very high grade and this is a really simple and quick way to get a shot of a health giving drink.
  10. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Mojito matcha, nice lime flavour. I want to enjoy this matcha because i want the health benefits but so far i am not too sure about it as a drink. I don’t have any ice cubes so instead i just put one scoop of powder in a cup added some bottled water and whisked with my hand whisk thingy and had a really pleasant surprise. I could taste lime more than peppermint and i love the taste of lime so am happy with that. The remaining taste is very grassy rather than like green tea. I will continue with this using 3 scoops for extra flavour and health benefits. I was impressed that after the drink i felt genuinely refreshed and a bit more awake too. This now seems to me to be something i will continue once i have decided which of the many flavours available i prefer. I understand that this matcha is of a very high grade and this is a really simple and quick way to get a shot of a health giving drink.
  11. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Great minty taste very refreshing. These teas are truly amazing.
      1. Having drunk green tea, either loose leaves or teabags, for a number of years, i was keen to try this product. I am not a medical expert so my review will be based on my experience of drinking it. However, i am aware of the digestive properties of green tea (and have many years experience of drinking it) and matcha is supposed to be very good in this respect. There are various grades, with ceremonial grade being the best, as used in japanese tea ceremonies. However, please be aware that there is no legal definition so it can only really be compared with other grades from the same manufacturer. There are various ways to drink it and i tried it mixed in with fruit juice and hot, strained through a tea strainer. The first method made my juice slightly thicker and turned it a nasty green colour, though taste wise, it was quite pleasant, with a texture somewhere in between plain juice and smoothie. There is a slight aftertaste but it was not unpleasant. I did need to stir for quite a while to remove the clumps.
  12. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Having drunk green tea, either loose leaves or teabags, for a number of years, i was keen to try this product. I am not a medical expert so my review will be based on my experience of drinking it. However, i am aware of the digestive properties of green tea (and have many years experience of drinking it) and matcha is supposed to be very good in this respect. There are various grades, with ceremonial grade being the best, as used in japanese tea ceremonies. However, please be aware that there is no legal definition so it can only really be compared with other grades from the same manufacturer. There are various ways to drink it and i tried it mixed in with fruit juice and hot, strained through a tea strainer. The first method made my juice slightly thicker and turned it a nasty green colour, though taste wise, it was quite pleasant, with a texture somewhere in between plain juice and smoothie. There is a slight aftertaste but it was not unpleasant. I did need to stir for quite a while to remove the clumps.
  13. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    It has a nice strong taste as a green tea and i like that you can drink it as a tea or add it to smoothies. I love that it comes in a glass jar with a tiny spatula, although i find it easier to just use a half a spoon measurer. The added lime gives it a bit of a citrusy hint. This matcha also smells nice. This is my fifth matcha from bloom and i am very happy with it.
    1. It has a nice strong taste as a green tea and i like that you can drink it as a tea or add it to smoothies. I love that it comes in a glass jar with a tiny spatula, although i find it easier to just use a half a spoon measurer. The added lime gives it a bit of a citrusy hint. This matcha also smells nice. This is my fifth matcha from bloom and i am very happy with it.
      1. Takes a bit of mixing and still the tea is opaque and green as grass. It tastes good , lime, mint, fresh, green. I cannot say about the health benefits but you sure can tell that this is much more concentrated than most green teas. Less than half a teaspoon for a mug full.
  14. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Takes a bit of mixing and still the tea is opaque and green as grass. It tastes good , lime, mint, fresh, green. I cannot say about the health benefits but you sure can tell that this is much more concentrated than most green teas. Less than half a teaspoon for a mug full.
    1. Matcha teas from bloom are amazing. I’ve been lucky enough to sample a couple recently, and have grown more accustomed to the pure green tea flavour. This version, the mojito matcha is really rather nice though. What a great tasting green tea to end the day, or to follow a meal with the added delicious flavouring of minty lime. It really does have the fresh and refreshing flavour and it’s lovely. Simply take a small amount of the powder using the little spoon and whisk into some recently boiled water. It will become a little frothy but this is essential. Without this step you end up with green sludge at the bottom of the cup. I sip mine a couple of times a day. It’s soothing but energising at the same time. It’s also rather nice chilled, with some added sparkling water and ice. Taste wise, as i said it’s definitely an acquired taste as over time i’m liking it more.
  15. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Matcha teas from bloom are amazing. I’ve been lucky enough to sample a couple recently, and have grown more accustomed to the pure green tea flavour. This version, the mojito matcha is really rather nice though. What a great tasting green tea to end the day, or to follow a meal with the added delicious flavouring of minty lime. It really does have the fresh and refreshing flavour and it’s lovely. Simply take a small amount of the powder using the little spoon and whisk into some recently boiled water. It will become a little frothy but this is essential. Without this step you end up with green sludge at the bottom of the cup. I sip mine a couple of times a day. It’s soothing but energising at the same time. It’s also rather nice chilled, with some added sparkling water and ice. Taste wise, as i said it’s definitely an acquired taste as over time i’m liking it more.
    1. Matcha tea with a hint of peppermint and lime. I tried the bloom absolute matcha (30g) originally and have been pleased to have the opportunity to try others in the range. This version has added peppermint and lime flour added to the matcha powder. The difference in taste is subtle and i do not find it as successful as the bloom sunrise matcha (30g). It still tastes like matcha tea but with less of the bitter after taste that you sometimes get with that. It may seem a bit pretentious to make this in a bowl, whisking it with your bamboo whisk but it really does dissolve better that way. This is an acquired taste but enjoying it again and intend to start every day with matcha tea. I think this is good quality tea and if the health claims are justified it’s well worth cultivating a taste for it.
  16. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Matcha tea with a hint of peppermint and lime. I tried the bloom absolute matcha (30g) originally and have been pleased to have the opportunity to try others in the range. This version has added peppermint and lime flour added to the matcha powder. The difference in taste is subtle and i do not find it as successful as the bloom sunrise matcha (30g). It still tastes like matcha tea but with less of the bitter after taste that you sometimes get with that. It may seem a bit pretentious to make this in a bowl, whisking it with your bamboo whisk but it really does dissolve better that way. This is an acquired taste but enjoying it again and intend to start every day with matcha tea. I think this is good quality tea and if the health claims are justified it’s well worth cultivating a taste for it.
  17. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Refreshing but not very pepperminty. Well, at almost 40p a mug, this is a fairly expensive mug of home made tea but refreshing. It does not taste very peppermint. I often drink fresh mint tea from my garden which is lovely, but here i do not feel i can really taste the mint, even though it is supposed to be 20% of the ingredients. Lime is a more noticeable taste at 10% of ingredients. This tea made me burp a little. On balance of the series i prefer the one with grapefruit flavour added which also has a higher percentage of tea and did not make me burpthis product claims to have less than 30mg caffeine per 1g serving, which is slightly less than a typical mug of green tea. It is 70% organic matcha green tea from japan.
  18. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    Refreshing but not very pepperminty. Well, at almost 40p a mug, this is a fairly expensive mug of home made tea but refreshing. It does not taste very peppermint. I often drink fresh mint tea from my garden which is lovely, but here i do not feel i can really taste the mint, even though it is supposed to be 20% of the ingredients. Lime is a more noticeable taste at 10% of ingredients. This tea made me burp a little. On balance of the series i prefer the one with grapefruit flavour added which also has a higher percentage of tea and did not make me burpthis product claims to have less than 30mg caffeine per 1g serving, which is slightly less than a typical mug of green tea. It is 70% organic matcha green tea from japan.
    1. The addition of a subtle minty herbal flavour to good quality matcha. I first came across bloom over a year ago, when researching different brands of matcha for a piece i wanted to write. This mojito was my favourite of their flavoured blends – the rich flavours of high quality matcha with the addition of mint and a little lime. For me it’s the mint that makes this – the smell is gorgeous whereas the flavour is suitably subtle – it doesn’t overwhelm the matcha. I usually drink this hot, in both water and hot milk. It works cold too, though i prefer it hot.
  19. This review is from : BLOOM Mojito Matcha (30g)

    The addition of a subtle minty herbal flavour to good quality matcha. I first came across bloom over a year ago, when researching different brands of matcha for a piece i wanted to write. This mojito was my favourite of their flavoured blends – the rich flavours of high quality matcha with the addition of mint and a little lime. For me it’s the mint that makes this – the smell is gorgeous whereas the flavour is suitably subtle – it doesn’t overwhelm the matcha. I usually drink this hot, in both water and hot milk. It works cold too, though i prefer it hot.

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