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drank Eggnog Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I can’t believe I am the first to review this one! Crazy! I mean, it’s eggnog, a tasty delicious dessert-type treat. And the dessert matchas really do seem to get the most attention (for obvious reasons haha) BUT not this one! Maybe because it hasn’t gone on sale yet? I’ve wanted it for a while, and decided to just go for it in my last order. I needed one more, so eggnog hopped into my cart! I got:

Size: Small (30 grams)
Flavor: Delicate
Base: Basic Matcha

I’ve only gotten one matcha with the Delicate level of flavor: caramel, my very first one! I’ve found I really like the Distinctive, though I did get a Robust one in this order that I haven’t tried yet . However, eggnog is a REALLY strong flavor and I wasn’t sure if it would meld well with matcha so delicate it was. Just a regular starter base this time, since I adore my Pumpkin Pie with the green and thought eggnog might be similar in feel. You know, fall desserts! I plan on mixing them together very soon, mm pumplin pie eggnog.

Eggnog has a very distinctive taste: creamy, vanilla and almost custard-like with nutmeg and other fall spices. Much like the Bavarian Cream, this matcha actually captures the creaminess! Vanilla is dominant, along with a custard taste and nutmeg coming in at the end of the sip. Like pumpkin pie, it melds well with the grassiness of the matcha, keeping it from being so heavy. Honestly, I can’t even drink a mug of real eggnog, it’s wayyyy too rich. In fact, as much as I love it, it makes me nauseous. So this matcha is perfect! All the eggnog flavor without the eggnog ickiness. I love it! You can get some here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/eggnog-matcha.html

And while it doesn’t seem to be super popular, I think it’s definitely worth a try! A very special flavor.

ashmanra

Maybe people associate eggnog with Christmas and everyone will buy it then in droves so it sells out! LOL!

Helena

yeah the only time I touch eggnog is Christmas time :D

Alphakitty

I guess it is a Christmas-y flaovr, I guess I just buy it as soon as it gets in stores and associate it with fall! Even though it makes me sick, I can never resist that creamy goodness.

Nik

You brave soul! Eggnog matcha pioneer! =P I also buy it (well, not eggnot, but Silk soy nog) as soon as it’s available in my supermarket. I get so sad that I can only buy it through the holiday season. This sounds like it might satisfy the ’nog craving the rest of the year! =)

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ashmanra

Maybe people associate eggnog with Christmas and everyone will buy it then in droves so it sells out! LOL!

Helena

yeah the only time I touch eggnog is Christmas time :D

Alphakitty

I guess it is a Christmas-y flaovr, I guess I just buy it as soon as it gets in stores and associate it with fall! Even though it makes me sick, I can never resist that creamy goodness.

Nik

You brave soul! Eggnog matcha pioneer! =P I also buy it (well, not eggnot, but Silk soy nog) as soon as it’s available in my supermarket. I get so sad that I can only buy it through the holiday season. This sounds like it might satisfy the ’nog craving the rest of the year! =)

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

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