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drank Mango Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Okay, I’m finally getting to some of my new matchas! I really have too much tea. I don’t even know what I have anymore. Samples everywhere!

anyways, this tea. In my last order, I got some matchas that I thought would be good for making smoothies. I also happen to love mangoes. The Champagne mango is the queen of all mangoes, but alas, she knows her worth. It is every so pricy to feed my mango habit. There’s nothing like a sweet creamy mango. yumm. Even my dogs love it. They sit at my feet and give me puppy dog eyes until I give them a nibble. So cute. so anyway, this mango matcha (http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/mango-matcha.html) seemed like the perfect thing for me!

The appearance of this tea is a slightly brownish green powder. As usual, there’s a little specks of white stuff in there that I’m guessing is the flavoring agent. It’s a bit clumpy but I’ve definitely seen worse.

For preparation, I added a bit of cold water to make a paste, then hot water to make the tea!

Well, sad to say, I’m a little disappointed. The smell reminds me of plastic. Like sweet peach and plastic. The taste is similar to the smell, except I’m also getting the grassy mineral flavor of the matcha. This is just so artificial and not like mango at all! I’ve loved all the other matchas from this company so I have no idea what happened here, but this flavor is not for me. At least, not as a hot tea. I think I’ll chill this and see if it gets better cold.

Later:
Okay, cold, this is a lot better. Still not good though. It tastes oddly floral and perfumey. I can still taste the matcha base, and that is as good as always but please find another mango flavoring. :( I can’t finish this. I’m sorry.

DaisyChubb

hmm that’s strange, that wasn’t my experience at all – I’m sorry! Did you get the normal amount of flavouring? At least there are lots of others matchas in your collection to tide you over ;)

Mercuryhime

Yup. Default amount of flavoring. I felt really bad about writing this review since I’m really a fan of Red Leaf in general. Maybe it’s just my tastebuds. Would you like the rest of this matcha? It would free up a tin for the next matcha I have.

DaisyChubb

I actually just ordered some more haha! Go me! Bad timing. I’m sure we can find someone to take it off your hands though!

LiberTEAS

too… much … tea??? What is this? These words together do not make any sense whatsoever. Blasphemous, I tell you! Just wrong. Bad.

TeaBrat

Mercuryhime – you can send it to me if you just want to get rid of it. :-P

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DaisyChubb

hmm that’s strange, that wasn’t my experience at all – I’m sorry! Did you get the normal amount of flavouring? At least there are lots of others matchas in your collection to tide you over ;)

Mercuryhime

Yup. Default amount of flavoring. I felt really bad about writing this review since I’m really a fan of Red Leaf in general. Maybe it’s just my tastebuds. Would you like the rest of this matcha? It would free up a tin for the next matcha I have.

DaisyChubb

I actually just ordered some more haha! Go me! Bad timing. I’m sure we can find someone to take it off your hands though!

LiberTEAS

too… much … tea??? What is this? These words together do not make any sense whatsoever. Blasphemous, I tell you! Just wrong. Bad.

TeaBrat

Mercuryhime – you can send it to me if you just want to get rid of it. :-P

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