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I’ve been purchasing this two years in a row. This would be a delicate almond-cherry-flowery black blend willing to please everybody. I have never found something similar nonetheless, it really is a good quality french ’’pastry’’ tea and the tin it comes in is absolutely adorable.
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Storm of…chocolate? David really was up to something when he crafted this. It’s true, you really need a big amount to taste the black tea base, coconut and vanilla. This is primarily malty chocolate and cinnamon.
Conversely, it is delightful and does the trick. It reminds me of my favorite swedish dessert, the Pepparkakor (spicy cinnamon cookies). Actually, I’m going to make some and dip them in Stormy Night. On a stormy night. How comforting and cute.
Bought this one as Mulberry Monster (BoOoOOo, Halloween special packaging) … and I liked it!
It is one of the nuttiest (naughtiest?) teas I’ve ever bought, and it goes right into my list of ‘’the greats’’ from Davids. Mulberry leaves though? Why is this so good?
Geekery: Mulberry leaves are used to treat diabetes type 2 as they have a reducing effect on blood glucose and serum lipids.
Diabetic or not if you like macadamia white-chocolate things and a bit of a vegetal wrap-around, this is it. I’m a bit late to the party but I’m suuuuper glad I got this.
Do you know about noni? This superfruit is widely used in alternative medicine to treat various ailments *, and as evidenced by a Mayo Clinic research, has great antifugal properties.
- (Arthritis, atherosclerosis, bladder infections, boils, bowel conditions, burns, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, circulatory weakness, colds, cold sores, constipation, diabetes, drug addiction, eye inflammation, fever, fractures, gastric ulcers, gingivitis, headaches, heart disease, hypertension, improved digestion, immune weakness, indigestion, kidney disease, malaria, menstrual cramps, menstrual disorders, mouth sores, respiratory disorders, ringworm, sinusitis, skin inflammation, sprains, strokes, thrush, and wounds.)
I have never tasted fresh noni. Not only because I live so far north it would be virtually impossible to obtain (without some sort of patenting), but also because it is said to taste conspicuously evil. Does that mean noni matcha is a bland experience? Red Leaf probably has a secret lab when they test all sorts of things and ingredients, where they took care of that one.
The taste ressembles that of guava and dragonfruit. It is relievingly exotic and sweet, albeit tart. It must be fun in smoothies and desserts. I don’t really have anything to compare it to. Try it here:
Tale of the dream matcha.
I like this. I like this alot.
Please note that white tea AND white chocolate are two of my favorite things so I might be biased.
Actually, if you relatively friend me through various websites by now you have noticed how clear it is that I love
and am addicted to those two things.
As I was browsing through Red Leaf’s website (with a digital free matcha coupon in equally digital hands) I had the spiffy idea to acquire
the dream matcha. Something that just really (albeit narcissically) tells about me. Additionally, I also wanted something that tastes incredibly
right. Red Leaf seems to do that proficiently. I have not to date tasted any of their matchas that I did not like.
They are a growing brand that happens to be able to produce a white matcha.
Aptly. I did not feel a huge difference between the original and the white matcha, but the color. Be prepared to drink something that
is ash grey. I am totally okay with that.
The taste is something more thirst-quenching and creamy, as white tea usually is. With a touch of malt.
It is also quite sweet but least not forget I chose the white chocolate flavoring. The rendering of the white chocolate is pretty true.
It tastes like the Lindt white chocolate bar with the mousse center. I know, I cannot make a review without the use of some sort of analogy
or reference to some product. Bad, bad me. But I am just trying to efficiently get you to understand how perfect and awesome this is.
This needs to be turned into a fluffy, frothy and light milk/soy shake, asap.
and and and… You should get it.
Naked white matcha:
Pumpkin pie! North americans love pumpkin pie. It is a staple in our traditions, but we know it originated in mexico. It instanly reminds us of fall, is comforting, warming, and spicy. It’s inviting, if you will.
That could explain why I went through my 60g bag over the course of four days. I brought it to my workplace, tried it hot, but mostly put it in my smoothies (Celebratory smoothies, the type you forget has protein powder in it). This is as close to a pumpkin spice flavor as you can get, minus the carbs. I have a feeling Red Leaf are secretly chemists or botanists. They make nifty products.
It could also be because the actual matcha is good. It goes along the intense pumpkin flavor really well and while delicate, brings something to it. It holds up next to my pricier matchas. I think I might try it in white matcha form (which is quite the novelty for me!) but I’m perfectly content with it being my base in this one. If you like pumpkin pie you will love this, it is not too crazy on the spices, the taste is genuine, and everybody will comment that it smells good.
It’s that time of the year. Pick it up online: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pumpkin-pie-matcha.html
Holds up to its name.
When I found out about this shop, all I can say is I was pleasantly surprised. With flavors ranging from Maca to cheesecake, to bubblegum and treats of the like, this company appeals to the matcha enthusiast who also happens to be a foodie (or in some cases, health nuts). The novelty of the flavors in itself makes Red Leaf stand out from other stores carrying the sophisticated green drink.
By the way, I went with the regular strength, delicate flavor option. It came in a gold package.
When I first tried this, it was after completing a five-mile run. Needless to say I made it as an iced latté. I added some (almond) milk and sweetener (fructose in this case) to bring out the silky, chocolaty texture.
And well, is it great! It smells and tastes like a box of chocolates! Yes, a box of chocolates. Reminds me of Rocky Moutain’s no-sugar-added line.
FYI It’s not just cacao or carob, it’s distinctively chocolate. I can’t wait to try the Maca one, which I also bought. I think these will be a nice addition to my matcha stash. I also look forward to the cheesecake flavor everyone is raving about.
This tea is something Little Debbie® would approve.
It is sickeningly sweet, chocolaty and dough-like. Let’s not forget the icing, because David knows better than to forget the icing.
Since I bought the collectable tin, I’ll reserve this tea as a post-workout treat. Better yet for guests, detainees of the sweet tooth war, if you will.
Om nom nom.
I just read this is Dita Von Teese’s staple, then remembered I have this in my cupboard!
Went on to try it with sweetener and almond milk.
Lesson: Always trust Mariage Frères.
Drank my sampler of this boiling hot, and quite quickly. I had enough to steep in 200 ml.
Don’t take my word for it as I have a cold, but the dry leaves ressemble that of black tea, the liquor green, the smell oolong, and the taste is a nice wrap-up of the all the aforementioned. More precisely an astringent black, combining the grassiness of green and the thickness of oolong. Also, is it weird that I find this fruity?
My first impression of Butiki Teas, and a great one at that.
The owner, Stacy, added many samples to my order (in fact she emailed me so I could choose them) and a nice handwritten thank you note.
This is as close to a pumpkin flavored tea as you can get.
The base is marvelous, the spices are perfect, and it tastes like ripe pumpkin and cream. You can really taste all of that in each sip and I really like the mouthfeel of it. I’m getting into black teas, slowly but surely.
‘’So many fall teas, so little time.’’
Preparation: Without tiny marshmallows.
With added stevia and vegan creamer.
YUMMY. It does taste like marshmallows a little, only with added smokiness and allspice. It reminds me vaguely of eggnog, or even of pumpkin pie. It’s kind of creamy, spicy, and comforting. The kukicha helps balance the earthiness a little. Who would’ve thought?
After a few sips it’s clear that this one is for cold days.
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Ok, first things first. I really like when persian kings and tea come together (remember my excitement over ‘Iskandar’ by Mariage Frères?) so this one made me smile. But wait, there’s no peach in it? Nope, no peach. They’re referring to apples infused in rose water this time. Just as Alexander requested. Once again, I smile.
One sip, and my eyes glisten. I automatically fall in love.
Just like biting into a ripe red delicious laced with rose water.
Add the creaminess of pistachios and a beautiful green tea base.
I am blown away! I could drink this forever!
While this smells delightful, it’s a bit on the heavy side, thus really pricy.
It does taste like banana nut bread*, but I suggest steeping it for atleast twice the amount of time suggested. Also, sweeteners make this undrinkable.
- I don’t really have anything to add, but this ought to be shared. Shortest review ever.