I am in trouble. My first flavoured matcha, Red Leaf Tea’s Bavarian Crème Matcha, was so delicious I just had to give it a rating of 100. And frustratingly, I like my second flavoured matcha, Red Leaf Tea’s English Toffee Matcha (which can be found here:
even more! I wish Steepster would allow ratings of 100+ because this tea surely deserves it. I kid you not. It really is that good! I feel like if I just sprinkled some of this everywhere, the world would be a better place. It’s magic fairy dust I tell you!
Now, back to the tea, when I was younger, I used to get English Toffee Cappuccinos as an after-violin-lesson treat. I looked forward to those Cappuccinos so much that I’d just want to run out of my teacher’s house once my lesson was done without so much as a goodbye. But I was a polite kid. Anyway, Red Leaf’s English Toffee match has all the flavour of those English Toffee Cappuccinos without the a) crazy calories, b) crazy amounts of sugar, and c) coffee! It’s awesome. I can drink this knowing that I am doing something positive for my body and still have it be delicious and exactly what I want.
Ahhh, as soon as I opened the bag I knew I was in trouble. I knew I would love it so much that I wouldn’t want to ever be without it. It has a distinct caramel aroma but it’s not just caramel. There’s something else, something special that you can’t quite place. That’s the chocolate lurking in the background…
To make it, I decided to make another first of my Red Leaf matcha escapades and put the tea in cold almond milk. I had my first matcha latte with Bavarian Crème and here I decided to take that one step further. I put ½ tsp of tea in a small amount (maybe 2 tbsp) of cold almond milk. I whisked that up and found that the tea dissolved nicely. Then, I added the rest of the cup. It turned out great! The flavour is 100% English Toffee. Toffee caramel sweetness combined with chocolate. Yum! I didn’t feel like I was drinking matcha at all. There was zero grassiness or bitterness. It was like sweet silk in my mouth. Red Leaf definitely captured the flavour of my beloved English Toffee Cappuccinos and they did it without the coffee. How’d they do that!?