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When I purchased my last set of matcha, there were a few fruit teas I wanted to try. I knew for sure I was trying Belgium Chocolate and Cheesecake – so what fruit would go with those two? Hmm.. Strawberry Cheesecake matcha? YES. Chocolate covered Strawberry matcha? Double YES! And thus, Strawberry matcha was in my cart and a legend was born! Found here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/strawberry-matcha.html

How dramatic! Let’s get to the good stuff: as always, I fall in love with the first sniff. Cutting open the corner of the gold foil bag was like a flavour overload! The sweet strawberry scent was too good to be true – and happily for me, it tasted just like it smelled!!!

That can be rare in a tea, but I’ve come to learn that Red Leaf Tea sets their bar just as high as I set mine! That leaves me very rarely disappointed, and almost always happily surprised with the quality, scent and flavour! Strawberry was no exception!

(Excuse the amount of exclamation marks, I really can’t help it)

I ordered by my usual parameters: Basic Grade Matcha with Delicate flavouring. One day I will invest in tins, but right now I have a system that keeps my matcha fresh – a mix of the tiny tins from DavidsTea (from their “Wall” teas), and freezer bags kept in a special tin box. It’s pretty and I like it! I kind of thrive in a world of controlled chaos – it’s either the artist in me, or the lazy in me! Probably both – but I thought I should share my “technique” since the tins are a hot topic these days!

On to the taste! I truly was taken by surprise. The flavour is simple but so effective that from this experience, I can’t think of a better combination than matcha and strawberries. That’s not to say that RLT has amazing flavour combos and super unique matchas – there is something just so simple, comforting and naturally delicious about this Strawberry Matcha. It’s tangy and sweet – I prepared it first straight up with a bit of sugar, second as an iced matcha latte. The flavour was a mix between strawberry milk (I used to devour the stuff as a kid) and a melted strawberry milkshake!

This inspires me to get some good quality vanilla ice cream and whip it up in my blender with this matcha! I looove matcha icecream and strawberry icecream, so I can’t think of a better combo for a homemade matcha shake! Hello! Need to do this before summer ends though… it’s coming to a close 

At least this matcha can be a little taste of summer all year long!

Alphakitty

Strawberry matcha shake, that sounds amazing!

Cedes

Oooh I am so excited to try matcha. This one sounds so delicious!

DaisyChubb

It really is! Some of the most “plain” flavours are proving to be my favourites!

Azzrian

I need to get some vanilla ice cream. HOWEVER I have some apple pie ice cream from our local farmers market – made right there – I could mix that with caramel matcha, or pumpkin pie matcha, or… I am going to have to get to work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Daniel Scott

Strawberry cheesecake! That’s inspired, I stupidly never thought of that when trying to come up with combos I want to try.

Still holding onto my wallet to do Amaretto Cherry.

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Alphakitty

Strawberry matcha shake, that sounds amazing!

Cedes

Oooh I am so excited to try matcha. This one sounds so delicious!

DaisyChubb

It really is! Some of the most “plain” flavours are proving to be my favourites!

Azzrian

I need to get some vanilla ice cream. HOWEVER I have some apple pie ice cream from our local farmers market – made right there – I could mix that with caramel matcha, or pumpkin pie matcha, or… I am going to have to get to work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Daniel Scott

Strawberry cheesecake! That’s inspired, I stupidly never thought of that when trying to come up with combos I want to try.

Still holding onto my wallet to do Amaretto Cherry.

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.


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