62 Tasting Notes
So I said the boysenberry was my last but I’m leaving tonight for a while for a little vacation and there is no internet, so I wanted to get this up before I leave. So this is the last of my order :( Oh very very sad. But what can you do. I got this one because Azzrian ravs about it and its one of her favorites so I wanted to see what all the buzz was about. Now when I think of butterscotch first thing that comes to mind is going to my grandparents house when I was a kid, and always on the living room table was a bowl of butterscotch candy’s. And every time id go over my grandpa would sneak some for me since my parents didn’t like me having candy.
So what I got was Size: Small (30 grams), Quality: Basic Grade, Flavor: Delicate I was going to get robust flavoring but I’m worried if I start to buy in robust I wont like my delicate flavoring as much. Oh the choices! So drinking it I definitely get the sweet butterscotch flavor but I get the matcha too. This is great! I love the different flavor the matcha brings. It brings this great earthiness to it. And its not too sweet either. Definitely sweetened this one with my sweetener but I sweeten all my matchas. Its sweet and buttery and rich. Guh this is good. I’m going to have to get this in robust just so I can amp up the flavor. Everyone can get it here :) http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/butterscotch-matcha.html
Yay now off to the country for a couple days. It will be nice to be away from all technology, get caught up on my reading. See you all in about a week, have a great week guys!
Mathathon last of the day I just did a small size of this or ill go nuts! I tired to space my matchas apart by a couple of hours. I definitely did not drink them all at once. That would be crazy! So when this went on sale I was like what the heck is a boysenberry? So I completely passed it over. Then I kept seeing reviews and people where like oh its so good. I was like is it a blackberry? Red leaf says it resembles a big sized raspberry, loganberry and blackberry so I was like okay I love raspberry’s and blackberry’s. Then I saw Azz reviews that it smells like red bull. I love the smell of redbull!
So what I got was Size: Small (30 grams), Quality: Basic Grade, Flavor: Delicate. So what I did was half a teaspoon of the matcha shifted with one third a cup of hot water and half a cup of milk and some ice. Okay so smell kinda get redbull. So first sip I can taste the berrys. Its nice and sweet and tart. I like that its not just a sweet berry flavor. I get the tartness that reminds me of blackberrys. You definitely get the matcha but the boysenberry holds its ground with the matcha. Its not overpowered by it at all. I did add some sweetener which really made the boysenberry shine some more. I’m gunna need to try these berrys now! Get it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/boysenberry-matcha.html
Mathcathon! Number 3 today. Okay I saw toffee and was like yum! This is my third matcha today and im all energized! I find when I drink them I don’t get the energy boost some people speak of but now that I’ve had 3 I’m ready to go. Get it here: https://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/english-toffee-matcha.html
So reading the reviews I read that English toffee was toffee with nuts and chocolate, okay so its like bumped up toffee um sounds delicious. I was a very picky eater when I was young and being now diabetic I don’t really do alot of sweets so I have not tired alot so this is a great alternative. So what I got was Size: Small (30 grams), Quality: Basic Grade, Flavor: Delicate. First off the smell guh its intoxicating its sweet and buttery and mouth watering! If its as good as the smell I am going to like this one very much! So I find I prefer my matchas cold so I made this into a iced latte. First sip okay yeah chocolate sweet toffee like, let it get a bit colder GUH! I need to hoard this one so good! I love toffee and burnt sugariness except it getting stuck in my teeth, this is perfect. Its sweet and chocolaty and earthy and sugary and perfection in a glass. I need to make this with almond milk to help the nuttiness come out. Why didnt I get this earlier. O well I have it now and will drink it with love until its gone :)
Yay matchathon! Number 2 of the day! So when I saw this I was like huh? What is a bavarian creme? I was told its like a donut with vanilla custard inside. At first when it went on sale I was like Ill wait for the reviews on this one. Its got such good reviews I was like hum okay let just give it a shot. When opening the package its got a great sweet smell to it. Its smells like custard to me, it could be my brain playing tricks cause I’m thinking custard but hey it smells lovely. Get it here http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/bavarian-cream-matcha.html
So what I got was Size: Small (30 grams), Quality: Basic Grade, Flavor: Delicate, I love the taste of matcha so I get my flavors in delicate, but I might be changed over to the Robust train so good! So I made mine as a Iced latte with regular milk this time. Thought almond milk might over power this so first off im going to try it with regular. So what I did was half a teaspoon of the bavarian cream matcha, one third a cup of hot water and half a cup of milk, added some ice and viola latte time! I definitely get matcha and some vanilla creaminess. Not sure what I was expecting maybe a bit more vanilla, its good but I thought its be more bam donut! Probly doesnt help that I’ve never had a bavarian cream donut :) Its was good but not my favorite so far. I think I will need to find one of these donut in gluten free probly wont taste that great but maybe I can figure out what its spose to taste like.
Yay my Red Leaf Tea order came in today. And it couldn’t have been a better day. Little personal here, a very dear friend of mine is going into surgery today so I’m doing a matchathon. To try and keep myself busy.
So first I was thinking humm its morning which should I choose, then I was like DUH! Mocha its got a coffee flavor. I opted out of my morning coffee since I knew I’d be drinking quite a few matchas today. First off smells divine! I could smell this all day. It reminds me of a coffee candle I own. Definitely the right pick for a morning drink.
So what I got was Size: Small (30 grams), Quality: Basic Grade, Flavor: Delicate. Its a very nice chocolate coffee flavor. Not too strong I definitely get the matcha in this. Now the lovley Azzrian sent me a sample of this in robust flavoring, I wish I had gotten this in that flavor its much more BANG! in your face flavor. But don’t get me wrong this is good too. If you want more matcha flavor definitely go with this one. I love coffee flavored drinks. Not that long ago I was drinking 8 cups of coffee a day so this is a great substitute. Now I did have to sweeten this one but I add sweetener to all my matchas. I also made a little glass of this with almond milk AMAZING! You get the sweetness from the chocolate and the coffee flavor then the earthiness from the matcha and the nuttiness from the almond milk so! good.
Coffee fiends this is a great pick :) Heres the link to get it http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/mocha-matcha.html
Thanks so much Azzrain for this sample. First this is the most beautiful tea I’ve ever seen . I didn’t even think reading the name, I looked down at my tea somepoint and was like wow!!! Its so pretty. Tastes very nice light spicy tea. If that makes any sense its spicy but not overly in your face spice. I’m spending thanks giving with my dad he tried it and was like oh interesting I want one. I know something I can get him for christmas now. Thanks Azz :)