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drank Berry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
4738 tasting notes

Another hit for me from Red Leaf! Now I have to say that this is NOT as yummy and delicious for me as the caramel or the cheesecake matcha but it’s still what I’d hoped for when I ordered it.

My matcha order was the following:

Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Robust

As usual I have Red Leaf’s small tins as well, to keep all of my matcha looking the same. I also love that you can peel the label off their bags to put on the tin! Saves me having to try and make my own label.
I ordered the Berry matcha specifically so that I could use it in my smoothies in the morning. We’re heading into winter here (although some would tell you we’re already in winter! But I refuse…I’m still wearing dresses to work with bare legs!). I want to be able to have that Berry taste all winter long instead of having to fumble with frozen fruit or paying up the wazooo for fresh fruit. I also ordered this one since it hasn’t been reviewed yet, and I was hoping to return the favour for Red Leaf by getting at least one review up.

I was a bit worried with the Robust flavouring because the Pear matcha I ordered was too strong in that flavouring, but this is alright!
As usual, cutting open the bag is always exciting for me. It’s that first whiff of the delicious things to come that keeps me wanting more lol I don’t know how to place this smell…it’s like a mishmash of fruit/sweet flavouring.

Soooo even though this was purchased to have in my smoothies, I opted to make a hot latte with this one. I wish I could say that its because that’s what I really wanted, but mostly it was because we didn’t have much in the house. Coming back from vacation on thanksgiving = no stores are open except the small convenience stores!

Now this MAY turn a few people off but I didn’t mind it. This matcha reminds me of the old school Flintstone vitamins that used to be around when I was growing up (are they still?). Kids used to eat them as candy, which of course was seriously expensive candy haha. I need to have this a few more times to figure out the balance of matcha to liquid that will make this perfect. However, I’m not disappointed! Really can’t wait till I can get groceries and make a proper smoothie with this one. Perhaps a Berry Caramel smoothie…. hmmmmm

Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pear-matcha.html

Babble

I was SO going to order this, but I was torn on whether or not to because I wasn’t sure how it would smell. Even though I love berry, I already have the boysenberry and cherry, and I found the strawberry more candy sweet than anything else. Would you say this is on the candy side?

Sil

Let me get back to you on that rachel (along with the coffee review) heh. I have the black cherry at home that Im hoping to try tonight and it’ll give me a better sense of the sweet factor in comparision. I want to say no..but then it reminded me of flintstone vitamins which, i suppose in retrospect are kind of artificial and candy like.

Babble

All right. Let me know. By the way, I am waaaay too anxious for your coffee review. LOL.

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Babble

I was SO going to order this, but I was torn on whether or not to because I wasn’t sure how it would smell. Even though I love berry, I already have the boysenberry and cherry, and I found the strawberry more candy sweet than anything else. Would you say this is on the candy side?

Sil

Let me get back to you on that rachel (along with the coffee review) heh. I have the black cherry at home that Im hoping to try tonight and it’ll give me a better sense of the sweet factor in comparision. I want to say no..but then it reminded me of flintstone vitamins which, i suppose in retrospect are kind of artificial and candy like.

Babble

All right. Let me know. By the way, I am waaaay too anxious for your coffee review. LOL.

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