So apparently this is my lucky week! My other matcha order arrived this afternoon so I have 5 new matchas to review woohoo! I promised Rachel that the Coffee Matcha would be the first that I review when they arrived, so when I got home, I settled down to enjoy at least the coffee matcha tonight :)
My matcha order was the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
When I first opened the packaging, a weird smell emerged from the gold foil. It first smelled a bit like coffee then like something burnt and then my other half commented that it smelled like those wafer cookies with the fake icing in them that you can get in brown, white and pink. He made sure i didn’t think he meant the pink ones lol
It’s cold and raining out today so I opted for a warm matcha coffee latte! This is a strange matcha. It’s “almost” coffee but then there’s this “other” taste that I can’t quite place. Of course now all I can think of are those wafer cookies. I think though, it’s somewhere between those white wafers without the tang from the icing and a hazelnut coffee.
It’s not a bad matcha….but it’s not what i expected. I think in my head I was looking for a coffee matcha that tastes like coffee smells when it’s freshly ground and brewed in your house. This is not that type of matcha. I’m thinking that maybe I’ll get closer to that by trying the Espresso matcha and then adding a bit of caramel or cheesecake to it. Heh I’ve also got the mocha matcha at home here to try as well, so I may try that one right after this for comparison’s sake.
All in all, I’m still glad that I tried this but I may need to try one off the other coffee flavours from RedLeaf to see if I can find one that’s closer to the idea in my head.
Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/coffee-matcha.html