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drank Strawberry Cheesecake by Custom
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Well, after seeing so many posts from people ordering and loving Red Leaf Tea’s matcha, I decided to do some more experimentation with the flavours I have. I got the caramel and loved it, but the other three (strawberry, cheesecake and cookies and cream) have all tasted TERRIBLE to me. I don’t know what makes my taste buds so different but I just do not like RLT’s flavoured matcha.

Anyway, I took some of my (admittedly old) matchas and mixed them in cold water today. I went with cold to avoid potential bitterness as a lot of people have recommended it to me as an alternative to hot matcha. I used about 1/2 tsp of cheesecake as I found it to be very light and 1/4 tsp of strawberry as that is a roundhouse kick to the face.

I tried to build a froth but that doesn’t really work with old matcha and cold water so I gave in and started sipping. It smells like fake strawberry soap and bubble bath which is the issue I’ve had with strawberry all along. The taste is yummy for about 1.5 seconds and then it is all strawberry bubble bath. There is no way I am finishing this. I think the beau needs to use up the remains of our matchas and I need to accept that I just don’t like it. Ugh.

ashmanra

Oh noes! I am sorry you don’t like it! I liked the strawberry and cheesecake both, but admittedly I am putting them in lattes and smoothies. I have a couple of flavors that I don’t adore that I am going to offer to my daughter.

MegWesley

Well, look on the bright side. If you loved every matcha from Red Leaf then you wouldn’t enjoy your favorites as much!

ashmanra

And we would be absolutely broke!

ashmanra

My daughter LOVES pumpkin pie matcha and liked mocha okay, but has disliked all the others I gave her to try.

MegWesley

It is really fun trying to sample them all though. Especially when new flavors keep getting added. It feels like a game!

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ashmanra

Oh noes! I am sorry you don’t like it! I liked the strawberry and cheesecake both, but admittedly I am putting them in lattes and smoothies. I have a couple of flavors that I don’t adore that I am going to offer to my daughter.

MegWesley

Well, look on the bright side. If you loved every matcha from Red Leaf then you wouldn’t enjoy your favorites as much!

ashmanra

And we would be absolutely broke!

ashmanra

My daughter LOVES pumpkin pie matcha and liked mocha okay, but has disliked all the others I gave her to try.

MegWesley

It is really fun trying to sample them all though. Especially when new flavors keep getting added. It feels like a game!

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I am a lover of many things, but my passions include my records, tea and books (not necessarily in that order!) I embrace local food and good cooking as much as I can, and place great value on time with family and enjoying the bounty of nature. As of January 2014 my husband and I finally moved to the country to be closer to family and continue our journey in a family home. We have been wanting to do this for a couple years, so we are very excited to follow our hearts. We also have a wonderful kitty named Emma that is the princess of the house.

I am drawn toward good Chinese blacks, enjoy some herbals and the odd roasted oolong. Greens and whites can make me nauseous, but I will have flavoured ones on occasion. While I don’t yet adore puerh, I am giving it my best effort. Chamomile and coconut are the devil though, I wish they didn’t exist. Mint has been a particular favourite of mine since childhood, and I enjoy both flavoured and pure teas though unflavoured blacks are tops for me.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: WOW. This is the cream of the crop.
71 – 80: This is a solid tea. I enjoy it, and would recommend it to others, but may not repurchase.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. May try again to improve.
41 – 60: Bleh. Might finish it, but it’s not to my taste OR just doesn’t impress me at all.
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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