I actually ordered the peanut butter flavor matcha intending to mix it with chocolate matcha for something like a Reese’s Cup, but Sil’s notes on smoothies made me want to try all kinds of ways to use my matcha and I realized that peanut butter is a great addition to a banana smoothie for protein, and I could use the matcha to add a little extra kick to the flavor as well as to give some extra energy boosting power to the smoothie. Right away, I discovered that I didn’t like actual peanut butter in my smoothies. The texture was a bit sticky for me, but by adding just the matcha powder you can get the peanut butter taste. You can find it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/peanut-butter-matcha.html

I chose the robust flavor level for this one, because I didn’t realize how quickly I was going to learn to enjoy the taste of matcha! It isn’t too strong for me, though, but if you are drinking it plain you might want to take it down a level, especially if you already love the taste of matcha. I drank it most recently as a matcha latte, and with 1/2 teaspoon of matcha in eleven ounces of milk and water with about a tablespoon of Turbinado sugar, this made a creamy, mildly nutty, afternoon pick me up, emphasis on creamy!

Having ordered Bilberry with the upgrade to the base and just the distinctive flavor level, I think there are a lot of these flavors that I will do that with in the future. My beloved almond, French Vanilla, and Caramel flavors will probably always be ordered in robust though because I love it so much. (My son actually requested an almond matcha latte this weekend!)

The smell and taste of this matcha is really authentic peanut butter. I bet if you held the jar of matcha under someone’s nose, they would swear it was a jar of Jif or something.
If you love peanut butter, this would be a good one to try.

Shmiracles

i’ve never had matcha before. but maybe this is a good place to start. i seriously love peanut butter everything.

Tealizzy

I wonder if you mixed the bilberry with the peanut butter, if it would make a good PB&J matcha! Haha!

ashmanra

I am more of a Reese’s cup person! Lol! Every once in a blue moon I want a PBJ, but most of the time I really dislike them. When my kids were little, we were so poor that anytime we went off for an extended time (the zoo, the beach, swimming at the lake, etc) we couldn’t afford to buy fast food or go to a restaurant so we always had to take PBJ’s since they can survive the heat and the kids would eat them okay. And I wasn’t a huge fan before that. I got so sick of them that I just starting taking Nabs, an apple, and a drink as my lunch!

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Shmiracles

i’ve never had matcha before. but maybe this is a good place to start. i seriously love peanut butter everything.

Tealizzy

I wonder if you mixed the bilberry with the peanut butter, if it would make a good PB&J matcha! Haha!

ashmanra

I am more of a Reese’s cup person! Lol! Every once in a blue moon I want a PBJ, but most of the time I really dislike them. When my kids were little, we were so poor that anytime we went off for an extended time (the zoo, the beach, swimming at the lake, etc) we couldn’t afford to buy fast food or go to a restaurant so we always had to take PBJ’s since they can survive the heat and the kids would eat them okay. And I wasn’t a huge fan before that. I got so sick of them that I just starting taking Nabs, an apple, and a drink as my lunch!

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