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drank Cinnamon Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I ordered this Matcha not just because I love the flavor of cinnamon, but because of the many different blending opportunities it would present with so many of my other flavors. I was thinking primarily with the Caramel Matcha, because I LOVE the combination of cinnamon and caramel, but it would also be great with the pear and the fig Matcha, and well… just about all of them, really.

But it’s also really amazing on it’s own. I ordered the distinctive level of flavor with this one, and I’m not really sure why except that it is my “go to” specifications, but in the past I’ve been kind of mindful of the flavor that I’m choosing and I would have thought I would have gone for the delicate flavor so that the cinnamon did not overpower the matcha. And this distinctive level of flavoring does overpower the flavor of the matcha just a bit. (I also ordered the basic/classic grade of Matcha) Actually, not even by a “bit” – but a whole lot. This is like the Matcha’s answer to the cinnamon challenge! It’s STRONG.

But … it’s still really yummy. And by the time I’ve reached mid-bowl, I taste more of the Matcha… it’s like it needed time to catch up with the flavor of the cinnamon which is really quite aggressive.

However, even though the cinnamon is strong and it’s a sweet-yet-spicy-hot kind of cinnamon taste, it doesn’t taste like cinnamon candy at all. This tastes of true cinnamon, like Saigon cinnamon. It is really vibrant and zesty.

This matcha is available here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cinnamon-matcha.html

Babble

See this is a matcha I would have a hard time justifying, because why not just buy cinammon powder and add it, you know?

LiberTEAS

I see what you’re saying, except that I have tried to add my ground cinnamon to Matcha and it doesn’t stay evenly incorporated. This isn’t like Matcha + ground cinnamon. It is a flavoring, so it doesn’t go flying all over the place when you try to whisk it.

Babble

Hmm.. good point. That makes sense :)

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Babble

See this is a matcha I would have a hard time justifying, because why not just buy cinammon powder and add it, you know?

LiberTEAS

I see what you’re saying, except that I have tried to add my ground cinnamon to Matcha and it doesn’t stay evenly incorporated. This isn’t like Matcha + ground cinnamon. It is a flavoring, so it doesn’t go flying all over the place when you try to whisk it.

Babble

Hmm.. good point. That makes sense :)

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