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I got this one special for my boyfriend as a surprise. Last time he got to pick out a matcha, we ended up with Cola, so this time I thought an alcoholic drink matcha was in order. More sophisticated? Well – more adult anyways ;)

He is loving the flavoured matcha as much (if not more!) than I do! This one smelled sweet from the get go – creamy and .. tangy? Smoky? Not smoky! I’m trying to describe what irish cream smells like – it doesn’t have the smokiness of whisky – but it definitely is sweet and creamy! I knew it was going to be a real treat – just like the real thing!

Here’s where you can get it: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/irish-cream-matcha.html

What a neat flavour experience! I prepared the matcha straight and thick for the first bowl. In this state I tasted mostly matcha with an aftertaste of sweet cream that lingered after finishing the bowl. It was very creamy and pleasant.

Next I tried it over ice with 18% cream and sugar. I thought my eyes were going to roll into the back of my head and be lost forever! This was mine and Mike’s favourite way to enjoy it. It’s sweet, but because you have control over the amount of sugar, it’s not crazy sweet and cloying. You could probably enjoy cup after cup with the only buzz coming from the energy of all that matcha you’re drinking!

This one is so so good mixed with the Madagascar Vanilla matcha – it just adds a bit of something that takes the creamy flavour over the top. Come St. Patricks day, it would be an awesome drink to mix with mint matcha (Mint is on the way in the mail as we speak!) and hey – it’s already green! No need to add any food colouring for your Paddy experience ;)

Next in line is creating all sorts of bar drinks with matcha. I’m trying to think of drinks to make with Baileys and I’m having a heck of a time. I know I love to put Baileys and Peppermint shnapps in my hot chocolate so, Belgium Chocolate Matcha + Mint Matcha + Irish Cream? There’s no “Coffee” matcha that I know of yet, but I think maybe an espresso is coming soon? (EDIT: Both Coffee AND espresso are here!) That would mix wonderfully, or you could just go ahead and mix it with the Mocha Matcha! Gah I’m pretty much drooling already.

Can you think of any other drinks? I would love to do some more experimenting!

Now – if a Guinness Matcha ever comes out – I know the perfect one to mix it with ;)

Michelle

That sounds absolutely splendid! If you figure out a good “alcohol” mix for this, I’d love to hear it – I don’t drink, but it’d be cool to go around on St. Patrick’s day with “alcoholic” matcha ahha!

DaisyChubb

Ah what a perfect idea! haha St. Patricks day should be a matcha-thon I think, it’s too perfect. Will do b^_^

Will Work For Tea

WOW! Now this one is going on my shopping list too! :)

DaisyChubb

I was surprised that I was the first to review it actually! It’s a great fall/winter flavour too :3

LiberTEAS

It is so cool that your boyfriend is enjoying the tea too. My hubby doesn’t drink tea. sigh oh well… that makes more for me! LOL I had to say though, he has been REALLY good about not complaining about me having so much tea that it is EVERYWHERE.

Nik

Matchaslide: Irish cream matcha, Bailey’s, kahlua, bit of vodka, cream.

DaisyChubb

Aw Anne, Mike says he doesn’t drink tea but I try to make him. So far matcha is the only one he actually loves! Does your hubby drink coffee instead? It’s always a plus that they don’t complain at least! :D

DaisyChubb

Ohhh Nik, you are amazing! I must do this!

Red Leaf Tea

Coffee and espresso flavors are already here. Vote next week to add them to the store and to put them on Sale :-)

LiberTEAS

@DaisyChubb: he drinks coffee only on occasion, and then he prefers the Via instant coffee from Starbucks. We buy that at costco about once a year and that’s enough for him for the entire year. He doesn’t drink coffee very often … his drink of choice is soda, which I don’t drink very often at all… usually when I drink soda, it’s some gourmet, really expensive, top-of-the-line soda that is only available at Whole Foods or something. LOL And because it’s usually so far out of our price range, I would say that I drink soda maybe only once a month, except when we go out to eat and the tea offerings at the restaurant are dismal.

But as you said, at least he isn’t complaining… not yet anyway. LOL!

Azzrian

MatchaTHON for St. Pattys! WOOT!

katgolik

Good Luck !!!!!!!!!!!I’m sure you’ll get it!!!!!!
I’m going to apply at the one that is opening a block from my house so wish me luck too!
Let me know what the process is like!

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Michelle

That sounds absolutely splendid! If you figure out a good “alcohol” mix for this, I’d love to hear it – I don’t drink, but it’d be cool to go around on St. Patrick’s day with “alcoholic” matcha ahha!

DaisyChubb

Ah what a perfect idea! haha St. Patricks day should be a matcha-thon I think, it’s too perfect. Will do b^_^

Will Work For Tea

WOW! Now this one is going on my shopping list too! :)

DaisyChubb

I was surprised that I was the first to review it actually! It’s a great fall/winter flavour too :3

LiberTEAS

It is so cool that your boyfriend is enjoying the tea too. My hubby doesn’t drink tea. sigh oh well… that makes more for me! LOL I had to say though, he has been REALLY good about not complaining about me having so much tea that it is EVERYWHERE.

Nik

Matchaslide: Irish cream matcha, Bailey’s, kahlua, bit of vodka, cream.

DaisyChubb

Aw Anne, Mike says he doesn’t drink tea but I try to make him. So far matcha is the only one he actually loves! Does your hubby drink coffee instead? It’s always a plus that they don’t complain at least! :D

DaisyChubb

Ohhh Nik, you are amazing! I must do this!

Red Leaf Tea

Coffee and espresso flavors are already here. Vote next week to add them to the store and to put them on Sale :-)

LiberTEAS

@DaisyChubb: he drinks coffee only on occasion, and then he prefers the Via instant coffee from Starbucks. We buy that at costco about once a year and that’s enough for him for the entire year. He doesn’t drink coffee very often … his drink of choice is soda, which I don’t drink very often at all… usually when I drink soda, it’s some gourmet, really expensive, top-of-the-line soda that is only available at Whole Foods or something. LOL And because it’s usually so far out of our price range, I would say that I drink soda maybe only once a month, except when we go out to eat and the tea offerings at the restaurant are dismal.

But as you said, at least he isn’t complaining… not yet anyway. LOL!

Azzrian

MatchaTHON for St. Pattys! WOOT!

katgolik

Good Luck !!!!!!!!!!!I’m sure you’ll get it!!!!!!
I’m going to apply at the one that is opening a block from my house so wish me luck too!
Let me know what the process is like!

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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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