I’ve almost finished this one now, which makes me sad because it was love at first sip. I’m gonna miss this one. I need to do a serious butiki sipdown before another order.
166 Tasting Notes
This is good, this is very good. I have no idea of the flavouring level or grade though since I didn’t actually order this one. I’m assuming it’s delicate though, since I get more matcha than anything. I am happy to have made it’s acquaintance. :) Thank You Red Leaf!
I have only had one straight matcha before and I couldn’t even finish the cup. I don’t know whether this is just a higher quality one or if my taste buds have just evolved. I should add that this wasn’t even one I had ordered, my order must’ve been mixed with another as I received 4 teas I would have never thought twice about before. And being the amazingly wonderful company that they are, Red Leaf has allowed me to keep these to tide me over until my order arrives!
Back to the tea. . .
When I whisked it up it came out a rich dark green, like the colour of peas! It tastes buttery and vegetal and just heavenly, not like the bitter seaweed I remember from the other company. Very happy this tea found me.
Mmmmmm. . . Good morning Steepster! My daughter is still sleeping and I have the day off. Nice cup of Irish Breakfast Tea, some toast and jam and now I’m watching the cult classic “Heathers.” Should be a great day. Especially once I talk myself out of covering someone’s shift at work! lol.
I definitely need a new steeper though, this tastes a bit like the puerh I had yesterday.
This is currently my favourite breakast tea. Feeling cozy at the moment! :)
I have yet to decide whether or not I like guayusa. I received this as a sample this summer and I just finally got to it now. It was very smooth, creamy and sweet. I have found all guayusas I have tried to taste slightly watermelon-y which was also true for this one. It is the only this I did not enjoy about this tea.
I’m grateful for the sample, though it is unlikely this will make it on to my next order.
This was my impulsive black Friday purchase. I couldn’t turn it down, it was an incredible deal and it was the perfect opportunity to delve right in.
I went with the royal grade matcha with “There’s matcha in there?” flavour level.
I purchased a matcha kit just for this. I boiled the water and THEN, only then did I bother reading that you shouldn’t use boiling water. . . Then came the task of waiting for the water to cool. Finally we got there. I added 1 tsp of matcha powder to my bowl and 6oz. of water. Then I got to use my super cool bamboo whisk! It frothed up pretty quick and I added some milk I steamed in the microwave.
I had no idea what to expect for flavour, all the reviews are so different, some say it’s bitter, some say smooth. I expected it to be tangy, that normal tang that cheesecake has. It didn’t have it, it was perfectly rich and smooth and tasted real. The matcha buzz lasted me well into the work day, which I was VERY grateful for. I look forward to all my future red leaf purchases and I plan to make this one a staple in my tea collection.
I should add that the shipping was insane! I ordered Friday, they shipped FRIDAY and I received it the following Thursday and I’m in Canada! I think I’ll get the tin next time!
Buy it here! http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cheesecake-matcha.html
I hope I did this right! lol
Coming to work with me!
Happy to report that I have mastered the art of steaming milk in the microwave. Victory for me this morning! Today will be busy for sure.
I love this tea and it’s going to help me make it through a day in retail before a stat day. Everyone panics when we close for a day.
My all time favourite. However, today it stole my day off. It always give me too much energy. I planned on a day filled with napping and netflix. I brewed up a cup and started a movie, after one cup I felt a little restless and brewed another. The movie got very dark and my woman hormones kicked in and I started bawling! In walks BoxerPapa “What’s the matter?” How embarrassing that I have to tell him the movie I’m watching that’s labelled as a comedy made me cry. He laughs at me and hugs me, we make more tea.
He goes back to work and I am WIRED! Decided to make a sandwich. Well, I ended up cleaning my whole house thoroughly and I just made my sandwich.
The new crop tastes different though, not too different, almost juicier.
I was nervous to try this one after reading the description. Floral aroma, woodsy. That’s exactly what it is, but it is soooo good! It smells piney and tastes a little piney. Happy this was part of the tea of the month, especially since it’s sold out now!
Since it’s my day for twelve days of tea and I know what that is like, I’m having this again. It’s so good.
Day 2 of the 12 days exchange. I’ll tell you, this is blowing my advent calendar out of the water!
This became my very first matcha latte. It was pure heaven! I’m almost ashamed to admit that I have never had actual champagne. I can’t actually tell you how realistic it tastes, but it’s naturally sweet and smooth. I love it!
This was the perfect way to begin the much anticipated Twelve Days exchange. I was nervous because I have recently discovered my disdain for Jasmine. BUT, Pear tree has changed my mind. It was a perfect morning cup and set the direction for such a fantastic day and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
This was a nice bold cup for the morning. I’m feeling super tired even though I had an exceptional amount of sleep. I’m still working my way through all of my new teas and this was a good one. Slightly juicy taste that I have been finding with a lot of butiki straight blacks.
This kicks the butt of ANY pumpkin tea I have ever had before. It actually tastes like real pumpkin, not fake pumpkin. I love nutmeg.
I have read sooo many reviews from Awkward Soul and I finally decided to order some. I am SOOOOO glad I did. I had previously tried straight guayusa and I did not enjoy it in the least. But, I had next to no sleep last night and my day involved 8 hours in a retail setting 2 weeks before xmas. . .
So I made this my second cup of the day and it was perfect.
The lemon isn’t sour and it isn’t creamy. It’s kind of like a lemon sucker. Yet another butiki staple.
Out of all the teas I ordered I was actually most excited for this one. I have no idea why, I was just looking forward to a nice, bold cup of simple, black tea.
Conveniently enough I had the worst sleep of my life last night stewing over my crappy day yesterday. Been awake since 1am now. . . Having this before I get myself ready for work.
It really does smell like raisins while it steeps. i wish it would cool faster. I need to get my butt in gear! lol
Oh it’s exactly what I was looking for! Complex, like you’ve got the whole leaf in your mouth. Bold like tea’s equivalent of dark roast. Sweet, I definitely catch the caramel in there!
A new staple, I should have known. :)
What a rotten day! I’m just getting over a cold and work was terrible. hubby is cranky, which he emanates crankiness. Even while we picked out a christmas tree he STILL acted cranky. I was incredibly happy to receive ALL my butiki teas today.
I sent him out for sushi with his friends, not my daughter and I are waiting for the tree to warm up and relax while enjoying for Creamy Eggnog Tea. I’ve had two cups and it is just what the doctor ordered!
It does taste like vanilla cake batter! The green base hops through in the aftertaste. Very yummy!
I decided that this one would be good when you’re sick. I am DEFINITELY sick! I woe up in a mad, cranky rush this morning with no time to process it. Then once I was at work I felt terrible. I really have zero tastebuds right now. I put some honey in here and I can taste citrus.
Red Leaf ships seriously fast! I ordered this on Black Friday and they shipped the next day. Considering I’m in Canada this is crazy fast! I obviously had to make a cup. i jumped the gun though. I assumed it needed agave and milk and I obliterated the flavour.
I ordered royal grade with “there’s matcha in there?” flavour level. I taste no cheesecake. Will try it again soon.
Day 3 of 24 days of tea!
I tend to not be into chai and this one burns my lips. If it didn’t burn my lips I might enjoy it.
YAY! 100TH TASTING NOTE!
I was hoping for something more epic, but why not just make it an old go to? This is my perfect tea for a clean, quiet house. Nothing to do and no one to bug me! Sweet, fruity and creamy.
I want to bake cookies and my tea is getting cold. . . so much for my moment. lol
I’m bored it my collection again and anxious for my black friday arrivals. Sip down! I had some of this yesterday and I didn’t actually remember liking it this much! Ginger-y goodness!
I stole a sample of this from the traveling tea box. I figured if I liked it I could just go buy some.
I wont be buying it, it’s not terrible, but it came out incredibly astringent after a 3 minute steep.