drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1482 tasting notes

Robust sample from Sil.

I decided to try this cold, just shaken up with unsweetened almond milk and ice. A+! Wow, that’s good! I’d probably get Distinctive if I decide to order, but the Robust is good too.

Mmm, creamy frosty caramel.

Fjellrev

Yes! I love the creamy matchas cold better than hot even.

OMGsrsly

Maybe I’ll get brave and try the bubblegum this way tomorrow…

Fjellrev

The sound of that one always terrified me. Drinking bubblegum? Not so sure about that.

VariaTEA

Roswell Strange had the bubblegum in milk and said it reminded her of a bubblegum milkshake. Though that still sounded weird to me, I realized that I like bubblegum ice cream and I feel as though one is not a far stretch from the other. It is worth trying at least.

OMGsrsly

Ooh, I haven’t had bubblegum ice cream in ages. Actually, I wonder how the matcha would be if I made a custard or tapioca pudding and stirred in some sifted matcha. Hmm.

VariaTEA

I would love to hear how that works out if you do that. You always talk about such tasty homemade goods.

OMGsrsly

Since I’m gluten free, I cook for myself about 90% of the time. :) Thankfully it’s something I love to do!

VariaTEA

My roommate is trying to eat gluten free so usually about once a week we make a gluten free loaf. I am always impressed at how incredibly tasty they are and often super healthy because they use like 3/4 cup coconut flour and minimal sugars/sweetners. Once she made a gluten free carrot cake that was absolutely AMAZING!

OMGsrsly

Ooh. Recipe? :) I love baking gluten free, but I’m trying to move away from always using starches instead of flours with fibre in them. I haven’t tried many recipes based on coconut flour, but I have a bunch I want to use!

VariaTEA

I can ask her but she is someone who finds a recipe but then uses it as a guide and then ends up not really paying attention. And then everything works out awesomely. For instance, I know for the carrot cake she ended up screwing up and like doubling the quantity of carrots in the mix. I will look into it though.

VariaTEA

Typically my role is to just do what I am told. That is usually mashing the bananas and measuring out dry ingredients.

OMGsrsly

:D Awesome. I tend to do that as well. Doubling the veg in a cake and halving the sugar right at the start. :) I actually just made tapioca pudding (without matcha) because I wanted to try using mashed dates instead of sugar, and coconut milk (from a can). The mashed dates worked great, but it is definitely a coconut pudding! Next time I’ll try it with almond breeze and vanilla matcha.

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Fjellrev

Yes! I love the creamy matchas cold better than hot even.

OMGsrsly

Maybe I’ll get brave and try the bubblegum this way tomorrow…

Fjellrev

The sound of that one always terrified me. Drinking bubblegum? Not so sure about that.

VariaTEA

Roswell Strange had the bubblegum in milk and said it reminded her of a bubblegum milkshake. Though that still sounded weird to me, I realized that I like bubblegum ice cream and I feel as though one is not a far stretch from the other. It is worth trying at least.

OMGsrsly

Ooh, I haven’t had bubblegum ice cream in ages. Actually, I wonder how the matcha would be if I made a custard or tapioca pudding and stirred in some sifted matcha. Hmm.

VariaTEA

I would love to hear how that works out if you do that. You always talk about such tasty homemade goods.

OMGsrsly

Since I’m gluten free, I cook for myself about 90% of the time. :) Thankfully it’s something I love to do!

VariaTEA

My roommate is trying to eat gluten free so usually about once a week we make a gluten free loaf. I am always impressed at how incredibly tasty they are and often super healthy because they use like 3/4 cup coconut flour and minimal sugars/sweetners. Once she made a gluten free carrot cake that was absolutely AMAZING!

OMGsrsly

Ooh. Recipe? :) I love baking gluten free, but I’m trying to move away from always using starches instead of flours with fibre in them. I haven’t tried many recipes based on coconut flour, but I have a bunch I want to use!

VariaTEA

I can ask her but she is someone who finds a recipe but then uses it as a guide and then ends up not really paying attention. And then everything works out awesomely. For instance, I know for the carrot cake she ended up screwing up and like doubling the quantity of carrots in the mix. I will look into it though.

VariaTEA

Typically my role is to just do what I am told. That is usually mashing the bananas and measuring out dry ingredients.

OMGsrsly

:D Awesome. I tend to do that as well. Doubling the veg in a cake and halving the sugar right at the start. :) I actually just made tapioca pudding (without matcha) because I wanted to try using mashed dates instead of sugar, and coconut milk (from a can). The mashed dates worked great, but it is definitely a coconut pudding! Next time I’ll try it with almond breeze and vanilla matcha.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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