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drank Pumpkin Pie Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
4738 tasting notes

My matcha order was the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Robust

After having to see Helena’s posts about pumpkin pie matcha for the past few months? Weeks? I finally got the chance to order some of my own to try. Since it’s only recently that I started drinking pumpkin anything drinks, I opted to go with hot, since I’m not sure cold will do the trick for me.
As always, I brewed this up into a warm latte. Let me tell you friends, this did NOT disappoint! It’s pumpkin, it’s spicey…. there’s a richness to this that brings out the pumpkin and cinnamon flavours. I don’t get much in terms of the pastry side of “pumpkin pie” but i usually have trouble with that aspect of tea and drinks.
I don’t think I’d drink this straight but as a latte, the creaminess of the milk helps offset the spices. If you don’t like cloves though, stay away from this one! The robust flavouring in this one works well with the added milk since the flavour isn’t lost either.
Mmmmm a replacement for those starbucks pumpkin spice lattes for sure! This matcha is so much better :) I will be forcing my better half to try this soon. I know he’ll love it!
Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pumpkin-pie-matcha.html

Helena

my lattes are usually half milk half matcha :D or sometimes I call it a latte but it’s just a bit of milk thrown into the matcha :D I do this solely to confuse people :D

Helena

Must be weeks since according to steepster I’ve only drank it 16 times :D

Nik

I’m so glad you mentioned the pumpkin spice lattes. I go to Starbucks just a few times a year, if that, but I generally go at least once during autumn to get a pumpkin spice latte. I got one a couple of days ago and, for the first time, thought to myself, “Meh, I think I’m over this.” It was really sweet (even for me), as if to cover the taste of burnt coffee that peeks through on occasion, and I just felt kind of heavy and blah afterwards. As well, I couldn’t help but think that I could whip up (heh) something better at home that would be healthier, at a fraction of the cost.

Sil

I’m with you there Nik. I haven’t had one in ages and this year I was like….meh gimme my matcha any day haha

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Helena

my lattes are usually half milk half matcha :D or sometimes I call it a latte but it’s just a bit of milk thrown into the matcha :D I do this solely to confuse people :D

Helena

Must be weeks since according to steepster I’ve only drank it 16 times :D

Nik

I’m so glad you mentioned the pumpkin spice lattes. I go to Starbucks just a few times a year, if that, but I generally go at least once during autumn to get a pumpkin spice latte. I got one a couple of days ago and, for the first time, thought to myself, “Meh, I think I’m over this.” It was really sweet (even for me), as if to cover the taste of burnt coffee that peeks through on occasion, and I just felt kind of heavy and blah afterwards. As well, I couldn’t help but think that I could whip up (heh) something better at home that would be healthier, at a fraction of the cost.

Sil

I’m with you there Nik. I haven’t had one in ages and this year I was like….meh gimme my matcha any day haha

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