171 Tasting Notes

Second try. First time I failed it by using too hot of water. This time I used a perfect temp and steamed milk.
It’s gonna take some getting used to. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just VERY different than anything I have ever had. I didn’t even like puerh at first and I enjoy this more.
So, I’m not going to rate this because I know I will like it eventually.

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I’m just going to say that I could not imagine the difference sifting matcha makes. It actually tastes like cheesecake, not just sweet matcha. This is a wonderful revelation. lol

ashmanra

Good to know! I generally do sift mine, just with a regular kitchen I have that is really fine. Two of my sifters are such large mesh it probably wouldn’t do much good…

Sil

haha interesting boxermama. I have yet to sift my redleaf matcha so maybe i should try that and see what happens

BoxerMama

I went to buy an actual tea sifter, but they were all out, so I just bought a tea ball. I’ve never owned one and will probably never use it as it’s intended lol. I knew I need one after opening the Royal Matcha. Serious static in there, made it clumpy. I made another cup with it sifted and it was like a completely different tea.

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
171 tasting notes

Upping the rating on this one. I love it to much. . . also it contributed to a nice tea drunk today that inspired a FULL duet of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ featuring myself and a coworker in the middle of the day. That alone gives it a few extra points. :)

Azzrian

haha AWESOME!

BoxerMama

It was pretty fantastic, lol.

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100

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.

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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!

Sil

the grade should be on the label of the package – the white label can be peeled off to put on your own tin if you’ve transferred it to another storage container :)

BoxerMama

I didn’t even look. lol. I need to buy some tins.

BoxerMama

It actually just says “Goji Berry Matcha” and nothing else. . . Weird.
I’m thinking starter grade because it’s not as green as the cheesecake one I bought.

Sil

That’s weird that it doesn’t say

BoxerMama

I know, it’s definitely delicate flavouring too though.

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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.

Veronica

Yay for good tea karma!

Indigobloom

I tried the sugar destroyer, it was really good. Similar, I imagine!

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100

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! :)

TheTeaFairy

Oh, Boxermama, your day sounds so appealing, I’m about to have one very similar to that! Yay for days off and good cuppa!

The Purrfect Cup

Agreed I’m off today too. Now to make my first cup of tea!!

Butiki Teas

Haven’t seen Heathers in a long time. Enjoy your day off! :)

BoxerMama

I love Heathers! I came across it on netflix

Butiki Teas

I will have to see if I can find that.

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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.

Sil

i liked this one cold brewed better than hot, though it’s not my fav of stacy’s teas.

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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

ashmanra

Looks good! I posted this earlier, but just so people know…if you order one large robust flavor level matcha it is $30.98. If you write two reviews and get a $30 gift certificate and get the buy three get one free deal, they come to $15.75 each. Maybe a friend would want to order with you and split the cost if you don’t want four at once!

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Sare

Ohhh i cant believe how meany flavors there are!! Im just getting into matcha and i don’t want to buy a whole bunch cause of how expensive it is :( Yea thanks to our Christmas swap i am not in love with matcha! and we dont have a local teashop with it! lol At some point a order from Red Leaf will be made!

Sare

now* not not!

ashmanra

Sare: if you can buy two, write reviews, get the $30 gift certificate, order the buy three get one free (maybe some friends would also like to order with you?) then the price for four robust flavor level teas comes down to $15.75 each for the large sizes! They are normally $30.98 each!

BoxerMama

I bought this on black friday! I got royal grade, with “there’s matcha in there” flavouring and it was only $15.75. I love this one, however two matchas in one day was too much for me, I’m still wired! lol

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There are few things in life that I enjoy more than a good cup of tea and the company of my dogs.
I’m a down to earth person very true to my Virgo roots. I own two Boxers, Octane (male, 6 years) and Rally Rims (female, 3 years). I do not breed or show, they are an integral part of my family. I also have a loving husband in the Canadian Military and a beautiful daughter who amazes me with her wit and intelligence everyday.
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