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Tasty! The moment I opened up the bag, I smelled hazelnut praline, like the stuff inside fancy chocolates. I gotta admit, I’m pretty jealous of coffee drinkers only because hazelnut is such a common flavor in coffee and so sparse in tea. Why aren’t there more hazelnut teas? Such a delicious roasty indulgent flavor. Mmmm… This hazelnut smell in this matcha reminds me of the hazelnut flavor of coffee only without any coffee flavor. Sweet!

And I’m really digging this black matcha! It’s smooth and just strong enough to complement the hazelnut (I got distinctive level flavoring). I see so few reviews for black matcha. You guys have got to try this! If I had some chocolate syrup, it would already be in this cup! I’m already dreaming of how I can add this to brownies and chocolate cookies. I’m going to be a a star come Christmas with all these matcha flavors to play with. :D

This is seriously such a delicious dessert and it barely has any calories. I guess we’ll see how the caffeine in black matcha hits me. :) I wanted to work out today anyway. It’s been really difficult to work up the motivation to exercise lately. Depressing.

This lattes up like a dream. I hope my dad likes this as much as I do because I hope to share it with him. Is it terrible that I hope he won’t care for it so I can keep it? haha

Get some deliciousness right here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/hazelnut-matcha.html

CHAroma

What does black matcha taste like compared to green matcha?

Mercuryhime

Like a smooth black tea. :) nothing fancy. I’m not a real expert on black tea but this is a smooth tasty matcha. I made mine cold so not sure how it reacts to hot water.

CHAroma

Hmm, so it just tastes like black tea? No vegetal grassy matcha-ness?

Mercuryhime

Nope! Not that I could detect anyway. The vegetal grassiness is just a green matcha thing. :)

CHAroma

Cool, thanks!

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CHAroma

What does black matcha taste like compared to green matcha?

Mercuryhime

Like a smooth black tea. :) nothing fancy. I’m not a real expert on black tea but this is a smooth tasty matcha. I made mine cold so not sure how it reacts to hot water.

CHAroma

Hmm, so it just tastes like black tea? No vegetal grassy matcha-ness?

Mercuryhime

Nope! Not that I could detect anyway. The vegetal grassiness is just a green matcha thing. :)

CHAroma

Cool, thanks!

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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