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drank Brandy Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
807 tasting notes

Brandy Matcha

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

Okay so for those of you hesitating thinking this is going to taste too much like something a staunch old man sitting in a ritzy Victorian library would drink, its not. Its also not like the stuff the teens would swill behind the bleachers in high school during winter football games. Wait, maybe that was just at my school. Anyway this stuff is GOOOOOD!

Will Work For Tea said in their review it reminded them of Juicy Fruit gum and they totally hit the nail on the head with that assessment! Had this not been named “Brandy” I would have thought it was a fruit blend – not a punch like Hawaiian Punch, not even a tropical mixture, but just a really yummy sweet fruit blend of some kind. I really wish I could pick out specific fruit flavor elements to relate to you but I can’t. Fruit Medley is all I can think of but there is a whipped cream like aspect to it, something that really makes you feel like you bit into some ripe juicy fruit (no pun intended) and it really does taste like that gum! This is one your kids would LOVE! Seriously if you want to get your kids or anyone in the family into matcha I would suggest this or the butterscotch matcha! Just make a latte with some milk, and some vanilla or sweet cream non dairy creamer! Add ice, stir LOVE!

Now as for the Brandy aspect here. Its really not all that present to me. Yes I do get a SLIGHT and I mean SLIGHT alcohol effect – sort of a little twang or ting, but not really so much warming as brandy is known for.

When I was younger, in my teens, I rode both western and equestrian, and trained horses. That was another life time ago. We would always have some brandy on us to keep warm in the winter wether out on the ranch repairing fences or preparing for a fox hunt (we did not really hunt the foxes I would have no part in that so don’t worry) it was more of a Mock Hunt. LOL This matcha does bring back some fond memories of that but its not the same, and I doubt that you really could get the same result from anything but brandy itself but for all intents and purposes this is a very good flavor, a really nice experience, and one I will absolutely be ordering again! I know I say that about a lot of the matcha I have tried, and I have tried a lot of them but this along with about 5 others are THE matcha I can’t be without! The “alcohol” effect is just enough for those who have had brandy to recognize but not so much that those who do not like brandy, have never had it, or should not have it, won’t even notice. Its like being able to recognize any flavor, you kind of have to have experienced it before to know what it is. Without knowing what it is all you will notice is this AMAZING fruit festival in your mouth!

My matcha was composed of the following:

Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Robust
Storage : Add Small Metal Tin Container (Holds up to 45g) 
As always I highly suggest you get the tin – its a screw on lid that keeps your matcha fresh and dry and helps you keep from spilling it by trying to scoop it out of the bag.
Again you can get yours here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/brandy-matcha.html

Terri HarpLady

“Its like being able to recognize any flavor, you kind of have to have experienced it before to know what it is.”
Well said!!
When I was 6 I had problems with restlessness & insomnia at night, & was prone to slipping out of the house while everyone was asleep & walking to the playground in my PJs. My Mom started giving me a warm cup of milk with a little brandy in it, which she called a Hot Toddy. It definitely helped, although later in my life Brandy became my alcohol of choice. I haven’t had a drink in 29 years (and for good reason), but I haven’t always loved the taste of Brandy!
disclaimer: I do NOT recommend giving children alcohol to get them to sleep,or for any other reason, especially if there is a long, long history of alcoholism in their family!

Azzrian

OH yes I have heard of the Hot Toddy :)
29 years is a long time! Good on you ! The stuff is poison anyway really.
People were not educated back then – but the disclaimer is a good one!

Terri HarpLady

I certainly don’t miss it!
Besides, I have all these wonderful teas!

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Terri HarpLady

“Its like being able to recognize any flavor, you kind of have to have experienced it before to know what it is.”
Well said!!
When I was 6 I had problems with restlessness & insomnia at night, & was prone to slipping out of the house while everyone was asleep & walking to the playground in my PJs. My Mom started giving me a warm cup of milk with a little brandy in it, which she called a Hot Toddy. It definitely helped, although later in my life Brandy became my alcohol of choice. I haven’t had a drink in 29 years (and for good reason), but I haven’t always loved the taste of Brandy!
disclaimer: I do NOT recommend giving children alcohol to get them to sleep,or for any other reason, especially if there is a long, long history of alcoholism in their family!

Azzrian

OH yes I have heard of the Hot Toddy :)
29 years is a long time! Good on you ! The stuff is poison anyway really.
People were not educated back then – but the disclaimer is a good one!

Terri HarpLady

I certainly don’t miss it!
Besides, I have all these wonderful teas!

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Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

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