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drank Strawberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I’m addicted to matcha lattes, and Strawberry Matcha from Red Leaf is one tasty matcha with which to make a latte! It’s amazing how good a quality matcha frothed with a little warm almond milk and a bit of agave can taste.

Initially I couldn’t really taste much of a strawberry-y flavor, but as my latte cooled the strawberry flavor began to develop. This matcha has a really delicate, fresh, natural, strawberry essence that makes for such a treat. The only downside to Red Leaf Strawberry Matcha is the crazy high price. Matchas are known to be pricey but this one is $19.00 for a 30-gram bag. I suspect drugs may be cheaper. I don’t know what kind of drugs, just drugs man.

Amariel

So do you need the special bowl and brush to prepare this tea?

Jenn

No, silly! Well, for aesthetic purposes maybe… but I mixed my matcha in a small soup bowl with a bamboo baby fork for ages and it was just as yummy. I have since invested in the proper tools and they were relatively inexpensive. The tool I find most useful is the cheap-o battery operated milk frother that I use to make almond milk matcha lattes. Yum!

Amariel

Oooh, almond milk matcha lattes! Ok, so I don’t have any of that other than a soup bowl, though I do want to try this. But I know I can get the stuff from many a tea shop here. Oh! I have this (http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=244&categoryCode=KW) on hand…might this work? Does it have to be bamboo? Thanks!

Jenn

I don’t think that the tools have to be bamboo at all. I just used the little bamboo fork to make my matcha paste, but my milk frother is metal just like yours. So, I’d say you’re all set :)

Amariel

Woo hoo!

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Amariel

So do you need the special bowl and brush to prepare this tea?

Jenn

No, silly! Well, for aesthetic purposes maybe… but I mixed my matcha in a small soup bowl with a bamboo baby fork for ages and it was just as yummy. I have since invested in the proper tools and they were relatively inexpensive. The tool I find most useful is the cheap-o battery operated milk frother that I use to make almond milk matcha lattes. Yum!

Amariel

Oooh, almond milk matcha lattes! Ok, so I don’t have any of that other than a soup bowl, though I do want to try this. But I know I can get the stuff from many a tea shop here. Oh! I have this (http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=244&categoryCode=KW) on hand…might this work? Does it have to be bamboo? Thanks!

Jenn

I don’t think that the tools have to be bamboo at all. I just used the little bamboo fork to make my matcha paste, but my milk frother is metal just like yours. So, I’d say you’re all set :)

Amariel

Woo hoo!

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I’m an animal loving vegan foodie, and a card carrying tea fanatic! Didn’t you get your card?

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