75
drank Ginger Ale Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
814 tasting notes

Well I am going to give this a try. I have been kind of MIA lately. About a week and a half ago I had to have eye surgery. I haven’t been able to really use a computer a whole lot since because of blurry vision and trouble concentrating. But it is getting better. So bear with me on this review.

I had been saving this one for last from my recent Red Leaf order. I am a total sucker for delayed gratification. This was the flavour I was most looking forward too. I love ginger. And the more gingery the better. I absolutely love drinks like Jamaican ginger beer.

I got this one as distinctive only for the reason that the order also contained some fruity flavours and I did not want to make the order complicated by getting some flavours distinct and some robust. But I would have liked to have gotten robust.

The smell of the dry matcha is very gingery. Not so much like a gingerale soda, but more like an alcoholic ginger beer. Delicious.

I mixed this one up cold, 1tsp per 8 oz water and a bit of white sugar. The taste was…ok. A bit different. I think I need to change my parameters a bit. There was a sweet ginger taste. But not really ginger spicey at all. It was almost as it the flavour was a bit floral and perfumey. Some bitterness that could be the matcha or could be the “ale” part. Not as strong as I would have liked but that may be due to the flavour distinctiveness I chose.

I think next time I make this, I am going to try a bit less matcha.

You can purchase it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/ginger-ale-matcha.html

And now my eyes are all blurry from looking at the screen :(

Edit: This one is slightly better with using a bit less matcha. More than 3/4 tsp but less than 1tsp.

Courtney

I hope your eyes heal up quickly. :)

caile

Hope your eyes are better soon!

keychange

No fun! I hope your eyes are better soon too!

TeaBrat

good luck with your recovery. happy healing!

OMGsrsly

Hope you heal fast!

Fjellrev

How did surgery go? I hope it was successful and you’re not running into any complications.

MissLena

Hope you heal up soon!!

Lala

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I am doing OK. I am progressing appropriately according to the surgeon. I could have trouble for up to 3 months.

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Courtney

I hope your eyes heal up quickly. :)

caile

Hope your eyes are better soon!

keychange

No fun! I hope your eyes are better soon too!

TeaBrat

good luck with your recovery. happy healing!

OMGsrsly

Hope you heal fast!

Fjellrev

How did surgery go? I hope it was successful and you’re not running into any complications.

MissLena

Hope you heal up soon!!

Lala

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I am doing OK. I am progressing appropriately according to the surgeon. I could have trouble for up to 3 months.

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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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