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drank Peach Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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This was a disaster yesterday, so I thought I would try again today. Made it cold yesterday, smelled delicious, tasted disgusting. It felt like I was drinking chemicals. At first I thought the matcha may have somehow been contaminated from the time I got the scoop from the package to my cold shake tumbler. But on further thought, it really tasted like what I imagine perfume would taste like. So I thought maybe the robust flavouring was just too strong.

To start today, I thoroughly cleaned my tumbler. I am very much a “rinser”. Since I drink cold matcha every morning, I mostly just rinse the tumbler and let it air dry in between. It gets washed maybe once or twice a week and when I change flavours I soak it with a denture tablet to make sure I get all the flavours out. So I did the whole denture tablet thing and let it air dry overnight. Then I blended equal arts of peach matcha with regular matcha and added a sprinkle of white sugar.

This is much more drinkable now. It still smells of delicious candied peaches. The taste is much more subtle. It tastes like matcha with slight artificial peach flavour. Slightly sweet. There is still a tiny chemical aftertaste but it is not burning the lining off of my mouth this time and I would describe it as more astringent. There is a bit of a waxy taste to it. At least I can drink up what I bought now.

I would suggest that this one would be best with a delicate flavouring vs the robust that I ordered.

Sil

i found the same with the pear…robust is NOT a good idea for some of the fruits

Lala

I thought watermelon was good robust. Orange was just ok, I think it would have been better with a lighter flavour level though.

Indigobloom

I’ve been afraid of opening my robust Banana flavoured one for awhile now, for this very reason!!

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Sil

i found the same with the pear…robust is NOT a good idea for some of the fruits

Lala

I thought watermelon was good robust. Orange was just ok, I think it would have been better with a lighter flavour level though.

Indigobloom

I’ve been afraid of opening my robust Banana flavoured one for awhile now, for this very reason!!

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

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