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When I started looking at the Red Leaf Tea website, I drooled over all the dessert flavored matcha. I didn’t give the fruit flavored ones a second glance and really didn’t think I would ever purchase any of them, mostly because I thought I would only be using the matcha for lattes and I just didn’t picture milk and fruity flavor together. I know they go, but I guess my taste buds were being juvenile wanting all the caramel and mocha and pumpkin pie flavors.

Then a couple of people said they swirled the matcha in a water bottle and made a cold drink. What? What! So I tried it with caramel and found that it really does work. On the first sips I thought it was going to taste weak, but the flavor builds and builds. However, caramel is a dessert flavor and I really love it with milk, hot or iced. A lightbulb popped on over my head as I realized that fruit flavored matcha would be most excellent this way!

I was really happy when I saw the Black Cherry flavor go on sale. I got a large tin of it because this is one I think I can entice my son into trying! I ordered the robust flavor level, but I really want to try some of the more delicate flavor levels soon because several people have said they are still plenty strong enough.

You can order it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/black-cherry-matcha.html

I got the tin because I love the twist off lid. A pop off lid could be a disaster with fine matcha powder, so be careful what you store it in! I have a regular, short tin of green tea from another company with a lid that gets stuck and every time I open it the tea goes EVERYWHERE! You don’t want that to happen with your fine matcha powder!
The Mocha matcha is almost gone, and soon I will have enough tins that I don’t have to order one every time! Then I can afford even more matcha.

As soon as the Black Cherry matcha arrived, I opened the package. The kids sniffed and their eyes grew wide. Cherry candy! The Black Cherry candle from Yankee Candle that my kids refuses to light because they don’t ever want it to go away. What a powerful, sweet, amazing aroma! Not rooibos-y cough syrup, but cherry candy, as sweet as it was when you were seven years old!

I grabbed a teaspoon, scooped it about half full and put it in my bottle. I added less than an ounce of water and swirled and shook it. Then I added cold water to the top and shook it a little again. So 1/2 teaspoon gave me about 15 ounces of drink at least.

Perfection! AMAZING! Fruit flavored matcha, look out! I want all of you! I know my son is going to go wild for this. This is going to be a perfect work-out drink for him, and so easy it is crazy. WOW!

Helena

I saw it on sale and had to buy it to go with the cola matcha. I haven’t tried it just cold yet though… I must try this and see if I like it better that way thanks for the idea :D

DaisyChubb

yes! I can’t wait! Your review just made me crazy excited. Yum!

And Helena, thank you for the idea! I know what I’ll be mixing with my cola matcha haha

ashmanra

Helena, you are a genius!
DaisyChubb, I have already finished the whole thing! It was DELISH!

DaisyChubb

ah! for a second I interpreted that as finishing the whole tin lol! I don’t even want to imagine what that would do to a person ;)

momo

I LOVE the cola one, that’s a great idea to mix this one with that. I hope mine is waiting for me at home.

ashmanra

DaisyChubb: Holy cow! LOL! No, just the 1/2 teaspoon in my water bottle gave me a buzz! I think the whole tin would put me in hospital! But you are right, it definitely could easily read that way.
Amanda: your lip balm feels like SILK! One was for me, the other two for daughter! Puppy Sam thinks my lips smell delicious so he gave me a kiss. LOL!

KittyKat88 Delete less than a minute ago

I really need to invest in some matcha from Red Leaf; the problem is they all look so good I cant decide which to get. Here at school its so easy to get bottled water; I may just try this, thanks sooo much! What about mixing the cherry with coconut; it might work better with the mango but might be good with this. Loved your post!

Helena

I just tried the Cola one with cold water and ice and it’s the best way I’ve had this one so far. Definitely the way I’m drinking this one from now on. I’ll try it with the others later :D

ashmanra

Hooray! I am so glad to be having success with making matcha all sorts of ways! I thought it was going to be challenging but it is really easy! Glad you liked your cola, Helena! That does seem to best way to make it.
KittyKat – that is my big problem. What to order next? And now my hubby is trying to get my Black Cherry matcha (IT SMELLS LIKE KOOLAID! he says!) and my daughter has finished the mocha matcha and I still want about five more flavors!

momo

I am so glad to hear about the lip balms! The other two people who bought some so far also raved about the texture which makes me SO happy because coming up with the mix of ingredients was my favorite part!

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Helena

I saw it on sale and had to buy it to go with the cola matcha. I haven’t tried it just cold yet though… I must try this and see if I like it better that way thanks for the idea :D

DaisyChubb

yes! I can’t wait! Your review just made me crazy excited. Yum!

And Helena, thank you for the idea! I know what I’ll be mixing with my cola matcha haha

ashmanra

Helena, you are a genius!
DaisyChubb, I have already finished the whole thing! It was DELISH!

DaisyChubb

ah! for a second I interpreted that as finishing the whole tin lol! I don’t even want to imagine what that would do to a person ;)

momo

I LOVE the cola one, that’s a great idea to mix this one with that. I hope mine is waiting for me at home.

ashmanra

DaisyChubb: Holy cow! LOL! No, just the 1/2 teaspoon in my water bottle gave me a buzz! I think the whole tin would put me in hospital! But you are right, it definitely could easily read that way.
Amanda: your lip balm feels like SILK! One was for me, the other two for daughter! Puppy Sam thinks my lips smell delicious so he gave me a kiss. LOL!

KittyKat88 Delete less than a minute ago

I really need to invest in some matcha from Red Leaf; the problem is they all look so good I cant decide which to get. Here at school its so easy to get bottled water; I may just try this, thanks sooo much! What about mixing the cherry with coconut; it might work better with the mango but might be good with this. Loved your post!

Helena

I just tried the Cola one with cold water and ice and it’s the best way I’ve had this one so far. Definitely the way I’m drinking this one from now on. I’ll try it with the others later :D

ashmanra

Hooray! I am so glad to be having success with making matcha all sorts of ways! I thought it was going to be challenging but it is really easy! Glad you liked your cola, Helena! That does seem to best way to make it.
KittyKat – that is my big problem. What to order next? And now my hubby is trying to get my Black Cherry matcha (IT SMELLS LIKE KOOLAID! he says!) and my daughter has finished the mocha matcha and I still want about five more flavors!

momo

I am so glad to hear about the lip balms! The other two people who bought some so far also raved about the texture which makes me SO happy because coming up with the mix of ingredients was my favorite part!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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