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drank Lime Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
4323 tasting notes

I ordered this particular flavor of Matcha primarily because of the mixing options it offered … primarily, I thought that lime and watermelon Matcha would taste amazing … and I also figured that it would add a bright citrus flavor to smoothies as well.

The aroma is very lime. But there’s more to it than just that. It actually smells like a lime tree … like the aroma that one might experience if sitting beneath a lime tree. The limes, the blossoms, the leaves, the earth, even the tree itself. It’s bright and citrus-y but also earthy.

The flavor is lime and matcha (oddly enough! ha!) but it isn’t overwhelmingly tart. The sweet flavors of the matcha sort of offset some of the tartness that I expected – or at least I think so. I expected something that would encourage a little bit of a pucker. But I’m not disappointed that it isn’t sour as I’m not a big fan of sour taste. This is more sweet-and-sour, with a leaning toward the sweet, and even a bit of bitterness from the lime. This makes me wonder how it might be if I added a pinch of salt to the Matcha before I whisk, I might try that next time to see if the bitterness is more balanced.

As it is though, it’s not bad at all … in fact, it’s really quite good. Not as good as the licorice Matcha I had a while ago, but, it’s still quite nice. It has a bit of an acidic bitterness, but it isn’t too much of either of these elements, and the fruit flavor gives off a bit of sweetness and seems to bring out some of the earthier qualities of the Matcha that I don’t often experience in pure Matcha.

It is smooth and creamy and has a flavor that is quite unlike the other Matcha that I’ve tried – and if for no other reason, I find that to be a good reason to try this one. I love the brightness, and I’m thinking that now I must get some of the lemon Matcha too … another blending possibility with this one! Mmm… Lemon-Lime Matcha!

You can find this deliciously different Lime Matcha here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/lime-matcha.html

EDITED TO ADD: The specs for this order are my usual go-to specifications: basic/classic grade Matcha with distinctive level of flavoring.

Mercuryhime

put it in a margarita! It’ll be so pretty!

LiberTEAS

Well, I don’t really drink alcohol, so I’m not in to Margaritas much. This might also be pretty good with lemon lime soda… might have to try that!

Mercuryhime

I’m not a fan of alcohol either, but it looked so pretty in a frosty martini glass with a curl of lime zest in my imagination. :)

LiberTEAS

yes, I bet it would be pretty. And it might even be tasty… but not something I’d drink regularly. :)

MegWesley

Whenever I see the lime matcha, I think of “put the lime and the coconut” song. Then I think of the coconut matcha. I wonder if they would actually taste good together?

Azzrian

I am considering this one.

LiberTEAS

@Meg: well, I’ve tasted lime and coconut flavored tea before (although I’ve not combined the lime and the coconut matcha yet), and it was pretty amazing.

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Mercuryhime

put it in a margarita! It’ll be so pretty!

LiberTEAS

Well, I don’t really drink alcohol, so I’m not in to Margaritas much. This might also be pretty good with lemon lime soda… might have to try that!

Mercuryhime

I’m not a fan of alcohol either, but it looked so pretty in a frosty martini glass with a curl of lime zest in my imagination. :)

LiberTEAS

yes, I bet it would be pretty. And it might even be tasty… but not something I’d drink regularly. :)

MegWesley

Whenever I see the lime matcha, I think of “put the lime and the coconut” song. Then I think of the coconut matcha. I wonder if they would actually taste good together?

Azzrian

I am considering this one.

LiberTEAS

@Meg: well, I’ve tasted lime and coconut flavored tea before (although I’ve not combined the lime and the coconut matcha yet), and it was pretty amazing.

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