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I thought it’d be a good time to review this matcha since it’s currently on sale! It’s actually the last one from my previous order to try, for some reason I didn’t really feel compelled to try it out until a few days ago. When I ordered it I was super excited, but once it arrived I was like “meh, peanut butter.” So it took a while to get enthused about it! I got:

Size: 30 grams (small)
Base: Classic Matcha
Flavor Level: Distinctive

So, I don’t like peanuts very much. They’re my least favorite nut! But I LOVE peanut butter, and peanut butter themed things (like reeses!). In the bag this smells like, well, peanuts… not a great start. And at first sip, it’s just kind of peanutt-y. Red Leaf actually has a straight Peanut matcha, and I was really really hoping this one would be different.

Thankfully, about halfway through the mug I got a really strong peanut butter taste! Toasty, nutty, buttery, smooth and creamy. Mmm, peanut butter! This is an exceptionally thick matcha, and I think it’s best as a latte which really brings out the creamy qualities. This definitely turned out better than expected, and if you like peanut butter it’ll be right up your alley. I think it would also be really good for baking—peanut butter matcha cupcakes perhaps? You can get some here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/peanut-butter-matcha.html

Helena

I voted for it and it won so I promptly ordered some :D Now I just have to wait….

Alphakitty

I’m actually tempted to get some more because it’s on sale—it’s a really good everyday flavor.

Babble

This sounds like the difference between Caramel and Caramel Popcorn. Caramel wasn’t bad, but Caramel Popcorn was just so much more complex I thought it blew Caramel out of the water.

Alphakitty

Caramel Popcorn is just SO GOOD. You’re right, it is similar! As much as I like the straight caramel, the extra complexity of the caramel popcorn (which I was going to abbreviate until I realized how awful it would look lol!) just makes it SO delicious! I haven’t tried the straight peanut but after this one I think it’d be much the same.

Lynxiebrat

It would be interesting to try the Peanut butter Matcha with Strawberry, or maybe just with a shot of strawberry syrup. Huh have to keep that in mind when I finally get around to ordering Matcha from Red leaf.

Alphakitty

I actually don’t have Strawberry matcha! It’s one of those flavors that I just kind of forgot about haha. I am going to try peanut butter tiramisu though!

Babble

I was going to get strawberry matcha, but then as Azzrian sent me a sample and it was just too candy sweet for me. And I do love strawberries, and I love berry flavored things, but it was just mehhh. I’d only recommend it to someone who really really like candy flavored stuff.

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Helena

I voted for it and it won so I promptly ordered some :D Now I just have to wait….

Alphakitty

I’m actually tempted to get some more because it’s on sale—it’s a really good everyday flavor.

Babble

This sounds like the difference between Caramel and Caramel Popcorn. Caramel wasn’t bad, but Caramel Popcorn was just so much more complex I thought it blew Caramel out of the water.

Alphakitty

Caramel Popcorn is just SO GOOD. You’re right, it is similar! As much as I like the straight caramel, the extra complexity of the caramel popcorn (which I was going to abbreviate until I realized how awful it would look lol!) just makes it SO delicious! I haven’t tried the straight peanut but after this one I think it’d be much the same.

Lynxiebrat

It would be interesting to try the Peanut butter Matcha with Strawberry, or maybe just with a shot of strawberry syrup. Huh have to keep that in mind when I finally get around to ordering Matcha from Red leaf.

Alphakitty

I actually don’t have Strawberry matcha! It’s one of those flavors that I just kind of forgot about haha. I am going to try peanut butter tiramisu though!

Babble

I was going to get strawberry matcha, but then as Azzrian sent me a sample and it was just too candy sweet for me. And I do love strawberries, and I love berry flavored things, but it was just mehhh. I’d only recommend it to someone who really really like candy flavored stuff.

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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.

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