Okay so I guess I should start off by saying I have not tried matcha before. I’m very new to the whole tea world, when I say new I mean really new, I started drinking tea about 2 months ago. But after reading so many great reviews on here about Red Leaf Tea Matcha I was like okay this must be amazing stuff. I need to try it now! There are so many amazing flavors to choose from.
So after looking through reviews and asking all you lovley people on here whats a good start off flavor for a newbie to matcha. I was torn between the caramel and cheesecake . But after a really tough decision I choose the caramel flavor,nothing can go wrong when it comes to caramel! What I got was 30 grams of Caramel Matcha in basic grade, with delicate flavor. I didn’t get a tin this time because I have one already at home, but will definitly need to get one on my next order. Aswell as I really want to try the different quality and flavor strenghths of different matchas and see what differnce it makes.
So I think I was a bit too excited for my package to come, everday when the mail man would come, I would run out of the house to the mail box and see if my matcha was here. Now I’m sure my mail man thinks I am a crazy women now, but hey a womens aloud to be excited about new tea, come on :). So each day id go running and hoping that my matcha goodness would be here, and now it finally is! I live in Canada so everything takes so! Darn long its torcher ! But its finally here so yay! For all you canadians it took mine 10 buisness days to arrive, I live in the counrty so everything takes a bit longer to get to me. Now this is where I purchased it from http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html
Now enough of the babble on to the deliciousness, when opening the package the most amazingly sweet caramel smell came out . I could just sit here and smell it all day. But at the same time all i want to do is make myself a drink and try it!
How I prepared it first was I guess you would call it the traditional method, which is half a tea spoon of matcha, I thought id start with just a small amount. Since like I said I’m a matcha newbie and didn’t want it too strong and turn me off. So I sifted my matcha into a bowl and added a little bit of water and whisked to make a thick paste. After that I added about a total of 3 oz of pre-boiling water. And started whisking away. Now after watching so many videos on whisking matcha , I tried to copy the motions. I tried to do the “M” like motions with my whisk Its so much more difficult then I thought, Id keep catching myself whisking in circles. Now I also don’t have a proper matcha set, so I just used my own bowl and little whisk. Oh and I also pre-warmed my bowl like I saw on a couple videos for making traditional matcha. All I did was add a little of the pre-boiled water to the bowl and moved it around, then poured it out and wiped the bowl with a paper towl. I’m not sure if it does anything, but I thought id do it anyway. I wanted the best first matcha ever!
So after whisking away and coming up with a somewhat foam, I’m awful at making a foam but I guess practice makes perfect . I got this lovley green coloured drink that smells absolutly mouth watering. So now its finally time for the moment of truth. At first I found it a bit bitter, but after reading review people say if its bitter keep whisking so thats what O did. Oh my gosh its amazing! I never knew what I was missing. I now know why everyone rants about this stuff. I could drink this all day long. You get the sweet taste of the caramel but its not overpowering with sweetness, then you get the nice earthyness from the matcha tea but doesnt taste like your drinking leaves. Its the perfect balance of sweetness and earthness for me.
I dont know what I was expecting with matcha but this definitly blows my mind. I guess I was worried it was going to taste like eating tea leaves. But I dont know why i was worrying this is so good! Its a legit caramel taste, not a artifical carmel flavor you get in candies. Gosh its so good. I think everyone needs to run to the site and try this right now! Its that good. Again this is where i got it. Run go now! Right now. http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html