drank Almond Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I debated long and hard about getting the almond matcha. I love almond scent in hand lotions and such, but my mother never ever used almond extract and I never had anything flavored with it until I was grown. I have never had marzipan that I can recall though I had a marzipan chocolate bar that was quite good that my daughter picked up in Budapest or somewhere.

When I was young, I became friends with a man who owned a Chinese restaurant. He served a dessert drink called Toasted Almond. If I remember correctly, it contained Amaretto, Creme de Cacao, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a bit of milk, and ice shavings tossed in a blender. There was possibly a bit of sugar added. Bottom line – it was intoxicatingly delicious. Literally. Because there was alcohol in it but it was so good you wanted to have three in a row, which fortunately I did not do.

Yesterday, my bestie and I had a matcha marathon! I got a bamboo whisk and an aerolatte for Christmas so we were experimenting. We made an almond matcha latte – just cold milk, a spoon of Turbinado sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of matcha. Yummy!

Then my son and his girlfriend came. I amped it up for them. This is how I made two servings at once: Two scoops Breyer’s Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream (because it tastes sweeter due to the lactose being broken down), milk, a tablespoon of sugar,
and a teaspoon of almond matcha.

One second their glasses were full, the next – empty! They said it reminded them of an expensive dessert drink they had at a fancy Italian restaurant near where my son lives.

I think I have found my favorite matcha flavor! I am so glad I bought the large as I have a feeling this drink is going to be much in demand throughout the holidays! I chose Robust flavor level, as always! Here is where to get it:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/almond-matcha.html

Azzrian

Have you tried the amaretto?

ashmanra

No, should I? I think this one is already amazing! :) I have had two lattes today already!

MsWhatsit

Thanks for sharing your experience. Macha is another one of those things I’m gathering up my courage to try.

CHAroma

DO IT! DO IT!!! My suggestion is to start with strawberry and caramel matcha. Those two are spectacular!

ashmanra

Oh, yes! Caramel! That is my hubby’s favorite and I love love love the way it smells.

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Azzrian

Have you tried the amaretto?

ashmanra

No, should I? I think this one is already amazing! :) I have had two lattes today already!

MsWhatsit

Thanks for sharing your experience. Macha is another one of those things I’m gathering up my courage to try.

CHAroma

DO IT! DO IT!!! My suggestion is to start with strawberry and caramel matcha. Those two are spectacular!

ashmanra

Oh, yes! Caramel! That is my hubby’s favorite and I love love love the way it smells.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five 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 and oolongs.

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