I am having my second cup of this today. My first sample of this was a gift from Amanda and it was wonderful but now, since I have purchased my own, I have had more time to play with it and sit with it and just enjoy it and really figure out what I feel about it.
That first cup got downed in light speed!
My Orange Matcha From Red Leaf Tea is comprised of the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Storage : Add Small Metal Tin Container (Holds up to 45g)
I paid 3.00 extra for the tin.
You can get it here:
I am feeling that this is a more bitter orange and have to politely disagree with Amanda about it being candy like. I am getting more of an orange peel taste than orange juice but that is not a bad thing because I am enjoying its tart awakening flavors. It is a strong flavor but I did also get the distinctive flavoring. Red Leaf tea has an excellent base matcha regardless of if you go with the basic grade or one above that. I have enjoyed them all. This would probably be really good in a red or white base as well as the flavors are strong enough for a red and I just love white matcha with about anything!
I am thinking of all the ways I could enjoy this tea although currently am enjoying it in its typical iced version with creamer and milk. I also noticed in Dhart1214’s review of this that one could make an energy drink with it which I think sounds like an excellent idea! I also have some Elderflower concentrate I am going to try with this also mixing in a little bit of soda water or something to make it sparkle!
While this does not tastes exactly like what my memory of it brings me to I can’t help but think of Orange Julius. Not the orange julius of today though – today’s orange julius is nothing like it was back when I was a kid. I think they were far more natural back then and not made with some crappy processed powder stuff. This reminds me of being young walking around at our tiny small town mall where you knew everyone there, and getting a fresh squeezed orange julius. Later that Orange Julius closed down and we would recreate them at home and they were pretty good but it was never the same. Even when the Dairy Queen opened Orange Julius Stores again which has not been that long ago now, they were never the same. Maybe it is because I was younger then and more impressionable, maybe not, maybe it is as I suspect and things are just more processed now but whatever it is it sure is lovely to have this scrumptious matcha bring back such wonderful memories!
I am enjoying all the versatile ways I could use this matcha but I think what I really want is to get some peach nectar, sparkling soda, and make a mix with that! Fuzzy Navel anyone?
Again if you want to grab some of this up you can do so here: