This is one of the more interesting matcha I have tired from Red Leaf. I wanted to try some flavors that I had never tried before to expand my horizons and in effort to “give back” to Red Leaf by reviewing some of the matcha that was lacking any reviews – especially since they have such a generous “Free Matcha” Program which you can find here:
My matcha was composed of the following:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Storage : Add Small Metal Tin Container (Holds up to 45g) which was purchased for an extra 3.00 (price is going up to 4.00 soon which is still reasonable.)
As always I recommend you get the container – the lid screws on and off which keeps your powder safe from spillage and fresh!
I find the flavor of this matcha to be very creamy, sweet, caramel like in flavor with a slight cocoa flavor as well but then there is this little bite to it that is almost fruity. I have to say this is harder to explain than the mangosteen matcha because the mangosteen was mostly fruit flavor but this one has more depth to it and is by far richer in its mouthfeel!
The green powder base flavor comes through stunningly in this flavor of matcha and its grassy, earthy, and wholesome tasting but then I take another sip and I swear I am having a milkshake!
I tired this both straight and in my typical latte form which consists of matcha mixture, ice, about a quarter cup of milk and about an eighth of a cup of vanilla creamer.
This matcha has a much thicker texture to it than other matcha from Red Leaf tea and gives you that feeling of satisfaction if you are hungry.
This is a far more green earth flavor than any of the other matcha I have tried and the base flavor really comes through nicely even with the addition of milk and cream yet the flavor of the maca itself does not seem to be lost in translation even though before this matcha I have never had maca so I am not with experience in what maca actually tastes like I am loving the flavor I am getting!
I did find some interesting information on Maca here: http://www.wholisticresearch.com/info/artshow.php3?artid=233
Don’t be afraid to branch out when it comes to the more diverse flavors Red Leaf has to offer! Expand your horizons – this one is really quite wonderful!
Again here is the link to purchase this matcha flavor:
Buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/maca-matcha.html