I can’t say enough about the quality of Red Leaf Matcha. Their customer service is amazing, and their ability to capture the essence of flavours is amazing. They’re like the butiki teas of matcha for me at least! :)
The Pear matcha was a bit of a gamble for me. I LOVE pear, but rarely are companies able to capture the way pear tastes. I opted for the pear matcha as well, because not a lot of people had reviewed it and I was hoping to help Red Leaf in that way by promoting the other less popular flavours.
Cutting open the bag of matcha might just be one of my favourite parts of ordering from Red Leaf. I love the intense flavour that fills up the entire kitchen within minutes of opening it. I was a little worried when I got the first whiff of this matcha because it had a bit of an artificial smell to it. Into my tin the matcha went! I can’t imaging ever ordering matcha without the tins – I really love that Red Leaf provides these sorts of extras for purchase to make my life easier!
As I’ve said before, I’m not adventurous enough to have straight matcha – so a smoothie was in order! Mostly because I had a cheesecake latte earlier and wanted something cold to drink. Into the blender went some milk, the matcha, a frozen banana for that thicker smoothie and a bit of ice. I love how quickly everything comes together – i also really love watching the matcha froth up in the blender. As it poured into my glass, my better half commented on the ugly greeney brown colour the banana makes of the matcha. What he doesn’t know (because he won’t try them) is how delicious my smoothies are! I’m ok with that because it means more for me!
So how did the pear turn out? It’s not too shabby. There’s a bit of an artificial taste to it, but not so much that I didn’t enjoy this flavour. I’m looking forward to mixing the pear with some of the other flavours I plan to order as i LOVE fruit combos! Cherry Pear anyone?
Thank you Red Leaf tea for making such great matcha!
My matcha was composed of the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Storage : Add Small Metal Tin Container (Holds up to 45g)