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I love tiramisu. I mean, I really really love it. If I go out for Italian, you can bet on what dessert I’ll have (no matter how good anything else is). Even a medicore slice of tiramisu is good, but a really great piece is just… perfection. Coffee, chocolate, cream, ladyfingers. It’s tangy, rich, decadent, and so so good. The best I ever had was in Paris, though several places in NY have tiramisu that is almost as good. Of course, I had to try the tiramisu flavored matcha! And because I love the flavor so much, I went for the Robust level and the black matcha base which I just loved so much on the Cookies & Cream.

This matcha really solidifies my love for the black matcha base. I think… I might even like it better than green matcha! In fact, I think I might like the base here better than the flavoring. This was my first time with Robust, but I don’t think it is significantly more flavored than Distinctive. Then again, I think it really depends on the flavor itself—I’ve had delicate matcha that was stronger flavored than this one (Caramel) and my Cotton Candy at distinctive was so strong I honestly could barely taste the matcha! Here I think the Robust works well, it’s definitely not the strongest dessert flavor.

You can taste many of the elements: coffee, cream, and chocolate. I think the black base bolsters them a lot, since the similar notes make it taste more like tiramisu. I can’t imagine this one with a green base, I feel like the grassiness would be kind of in competition with the trio of tiramisu elements. Well, the green does have good reviews, but I think I prefer it with a black base!

This is a good matcha, though perhaps not as mind-blowing and great as some of the others I’ve tried from Red Leaf. It’s actually quite similar to cookies & cream, but without such a bold chocolate taste. What I find really interesting is that I’d swear I can taste a bit of alcohol here—not artificial flavoring, but like what they soak the bottom layer of real tiramisu in. Interesting! You can pick this one up here:

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

I think where this matcha will REALLY shine is in baking. Just imagine, a lovely delicate square of Tiramisu Black Matcha Pound Cake. Aww yeah.

Mercuryhime

You are a genius!

Alphakitty

I made a cream cheese pound cake the other day with my 50/50 Bavarian Cream matcha and it was out of this world good. Matcha is so much fun to bake with! I might make ice cream with the Cotton Candy too.

Nik

Alphakitty, I wish you lived within stalking distance. =P

teabird

I also thought this tasted like the cookies and cream! But better :)

Alphakitty

That’s funny, I liked Cookies & Cream more than this one! XD They are pretty darn similar though.

@Nik: We should do a Steepster-wide baked goods tea swap!

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Mercuryhime

You are a genius!

Alphakitty

I made a cream cheese pound cake the other day with my 50/50 Bavarian Cream matcha and it was out of this world good. Matcha is so much fun to bake with! I might make ice cream with the Cotton Candy too.

Nik

Alphakitty, I wish you lived within stalking distance. =P

teabird

I also thought this tasted like the cookies and cream! But better :)

Alphakitty

That’s funny, I liked Cookies & Cream more than this one! XD They are pretty darn similar though.

@Nik: We should do a Steepster-wide baked goods tea swap!

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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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