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As a kid, I was kind of obsessed with cotton candy. If I got any, no one could eat it but me, I’d go through an entire bag in about 5 minutes. If it was fresh cotton candy, probably 2. Anything cotton candy flavored I HAD to have. I think this has carried over into adulthood, since I go bananas for cotton candy flavored tea. I consider the 52teas blend mana from heaven, so of course I freaked out a little when I saw Red Leaf had a cotton candy matcha. How I waited until my 4th order to get some I’ll never know!

But now my tea is here and in one of the new packages! They’re about half the size and silver, very cute plus they take up less space. Yes, I don’t put my matcha in tins. I know, bad matcha owner! But I go through it all pretty fast with 1-2 cups a day so I don’t worry about it going bad or tasting less potent. I think I have like… 1 cup of caramel left? And I got it a month ago, so just a bit of tape is fine for me! Anyway, I got my Cotton Candy with the following options:

Size: Small (30g)
Matcha: Classic (did they change the name of this one? I remember it being called Starter a few weeks ago)
Flavor: Distinctive

Cotton Candy is a STRONG flavor, so maybe I should have gone with Delicate but OH WELL I WANT MY COTTON CANDY. Seriously, the flavor at this level is so strong it might as well be the “there’s matcha in there?!” option. And I love it! I made this iced (mixed up the starter and just poured it in a cup with ice cold water)—usually I do lattes but I don’t see milk and cotton candy going well together. Plus I’ve found you can add a lot of water and still retain the flavor, while the same amount of starter will only mix well with a small mug of milk. I guess the milk kind of “dampens” the flavors? In any case, I had a nice large glass of cotton candy!

And OH MAN does it taste like cotton candy. The beginning of the sip is just matcha taste, but everything after that… heaven. It might as well be melted (green) cotton candy in my glass. And the taste lingers, my mouth was all cotton candy-y for a good half hour after I finished. This is just… it’s so good. If you like cotton candy you owe it to yourself to try this one out right now. Seriously! You can get some here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cotton-candy-matcha.html

Nik

Yep, they asked for our help renaming the Starter/basic grade matcha in the forums and selected Classic. I think it was Cedes who won the free matcha prize for that, but I’m not sure. =)

Okay, so, confession: I like cotton candy, the thing itself, but I have to confess that I am not sure how cotton candy flavour differs from just plain old sweet. I am so tempted to try a cotton candy tea just to figure that out.

Alphakitty

Cotton Candy really is just sugar, but the taste is so different to me. It seriously tastes like… childhood memories! I think it’s as much the associations as the taste itself that makes me love cotton candy flavored things.

Nik

I just remembered that I have tried one cotton candy-flavoured thing: Jelly Belly jelly beans. And you’re right, there is a difference between simply “sweet” and an actual cotton andy flavour. I haven’t had jelly beans in so long that I had forgotten that. I’m now even more tempted to order a sample of cotton candy tea. =)

Alphakitty

I think the 52teas iced teabags are a good cheap option if you want to try out Cotton Candy tea—and, of course, this matcha!

Michelle

Oh my goodness, I really want to try this!

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Nik

Yep, they asked for our help renaming the Starter/basic grade matcha in the forums and selected Classic. I think it was Cedes who won the free matcha prize for that, but I’m not sure. =)

Okay, so, confession: I like cotton candy, the thing itself, but I have to confess that I am not sure how cotton candy flavour differs from just plain old sweet. I am so tempted to try a cotton candy tea just to figure that out.

Alphakitty

Cotton Candy really is just sugar, but the taste is so different to me. It seriously tastes like… childhood memories! I think it’s as much the associations as the taste itself that makes me love cotton candy flavored things.

Nik

I just remembered that I have tried one cotton candy-flavoured thing: Jelly Belly jelly beans. And you’re right, there is a difference between simply “sweet” and an actual cotton andy flavour. I haven’t had jelly beans in so long that I had forgotten that. I’m now even more tempted to order a sample of cotton candy tea. =)

Alphakitty

I think the 52teas iced teabags are a good cheap option if you want to try out Cotton Candy tea—and, of course, this matcha!

Michelle

Oh my goodness, I really want to try this!

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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!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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