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drank Black Cherry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
762 tasting notes

After my peach matcha debacle, I needed something good. So I went for this one. I have never tried it but the reviews are all positive. I have robust flavouring.

The dry matcha smells strongly of nibs licorice. Mmmm. I love nibs.

I made this cold shaken, 1/2 tsp in about 8 oz water with a bit of white sugar.

The taste is surprisingly mild. There is a light taste similar to nibs. But I would describe this one as more black cherry syrup tasting. My grandma makes chokecherry syrup every year and this is almost bang on for what it tastes like. Very delicious. You can taste the matcha but it blends well with the black cherry flavour. I think I will bump up how much matcha I use and see if that makes a stronger taste, but otherwise it is pretty good the way it is.

caile

How do you use the chokecherry syrup your grandma makes – is it added to water for a beverage? When I was a child, my mom used to make chokecherry jelly and it was delicious.

Lala

It is very much like pancake syrup. So I put it on pancakes, waffles, toast, ice cream etc. I have never thought of mixing it in drinks, but I bet it would be good in iced tea or a coke.

caile

Oh, that syrup does sound good, especially on pancakes – yum. You should try it in some iced tea!

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caile

How do you use the chokecherry syrup your grandma makes – is it added to water for a beverage? When I was a child, my mom used to make chokecherry jelly and it was delicious.

Lala

It is very much like pancake syrup. So I put it on pancakes, waffles, toast, ice cream etc. I have never thought of mixing it in drinks, but I bet it would be good in iced tea or a coke.

caile

Oh, that syrup does sound good, especially on pancakes – yum. You should try it in some iced tea!

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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.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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