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Another decent tea from Red Leaf Tea! Their massive selection of flavored matcha is probably the only way to go with this company, but they do make an effort to sell some pretty good whole leaf as well. I wasn’t blown away by the flavor of this tea, but it is a really good tea to have at any meal. It’s bold for a green tea, with big grassy notes and strong tannins after a few brews through my gaiwan. Great for people who dislike delicate flavors, or want to wash down some white rice.
Crazy day. My mom is going to go through yet another round of surgery, so I’ve been frantically running errands, packing, and cleaning the apartment (especially for the inspections that are going to occur whilst I’m gone, ugh) before catching my flight this weekend. Here I am, deciding what I should take and what I should leave behind. I know I know, I’d take it all but there isn’t enough room in my luggage! Hell, I even have to leave my winter boots behind. And I’m going to freaking Alberta. Not a good idea.
I’ve been rationing this like no one’s business. Why? Because this was by far my favourite of the matchas that the gloriously wonderful Sil sent our way to the West Coast. I think this was distinctive level flavouring? Either way, it was one of the more mildly flavoured options and yet it is tremendously flavourful. Pure amaretto. OMG. I’ve been stretching out my sample so I could get four cups out of my share, and I have two to go. I should just suck it up and drink it so I can order more. But but but, I need to finish a bunch of my French Vanilla first. First thing’s first.
Simply put, it’s the most intensely realistic and accurate representation of an amaretto + matcha lovechild. It’s about as close as dumping actual amaretto into your matcha latte, except you don’t get that alcoholic bite.
Thank you, Sil, for Mount Matcha! Onwards with listening to old-school Metallica and cleaning/packing. I randomly got Welcome Home (Sanitarium) in my head whilst I was cleaning last night and now I can’t stop playing these old albums, especially the above mentioned song. Sleep my friend and you will see that dream is my reality.
When done right this is so amazing. The first time I tried I messed it up pretty big. Wrong amount of matcha, wrong amount of milk… milk way to hot… It was pretty mad. But this time around I made sure to research what I was doing and I went to Ikea to pick up a frother. And it works great! Hopefully it lasts longer then things usually do from there…
Anyway. Great flavor. Even though it was a bit more bubbly then I meant to make it, it still tasted great. The caramel comes out so nice but still leaves room for you to taste the green tea. So much yum.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream
Thanks to the wonderful VariaTEA for passing down a sample of this! This is a major backlog. I drank this like three months ago, and both times were quite tasty. Incredibly creamy and velvety, I tried it both hot and cold, and it was great both ways. I was hoping for some spice, particularly nutmeg. However, I didn’t get any. While it’s not a favourite, it’s one I would actually order if I were getting those 5 + 2 free matcha deals and couldn’t think of anything else. I can see it seamlessly blend with any other flavours.
Another matcha thanks to the wonderful Sil! Raspberry has always been my favourite berry ever since I was a little kid. I have fond memories or being 3-4 years old, spending time with my grandma in her garden picking raspberries off the bush. Then I’d watch her make the greatest raspberry jam ever, with barely any sugar, just enough to preserve it, so it was so tart and packed full of flavour.
As with the other fruity matchas, the flavouring here is on the artificial side. It reminds me of McCain’s raspberry cocktail, at least the stuff they made fifteen years ago. I blended this with coconut milk and frozen raspberries, plus tried it hot, and the former won over in the end.
I’m learning with these fruity matchas that if I do want something fruity combined with matcha, since I tend to prefer matcha cold anyway, the best is to create a matcha smoothie with real fruit and plain or vanilla matcha.
Another one from the fantastical Sil! I tried this both hot and cold with more milk, and I’d say that I preferred the latter, as it was more like a creamsicle. I’ll admit that this was a bit on the artificial side (as is most of their other fruity ones), so I think with these types of fruity matchas, they’re best using them creatively, like in yogurt or baking even.
I also wouldn’t say that it is mandarin, but more like orange. Maybe it’s psychological because I’ll admit that the scent of the matcha reminds me of this scrubby orange industrial-strength handsoap my dad always used to use in his shop.
Going through my cupboard and writing mega backlogs. I had the pleasure of trying this thanks to the lovely Sil! I quite liked this one. A hint of coffee mixed in with some dark chocolate. I especially liked this one as a cold latte.
Ultimately, however, I think I’d rather keep my matcha and mocha separate. While it’s yummy, whenever I want mocha, I want the real thing, you know? But that said, mocha/coffee lovers ought to try this.
I purchased this lavender matcha with the “delicate” level of lavender flavor…and I must say I am impressed! I love lavender in my tea/beverages, but it needs to be a good balance and not too over-powering. This amount of lavender was perfect! You can definitely notice the shuttle notes of lavender, but also enjoy the richness of the green tea in this matcha. It’s soft, floral and refreshing. It is a wonderful pick me up in the morning! I personally like to blend vanilla with lavender, so I love to pair it with a vanilla base tea or a little vanilla creamer when I have a sweet-tooth. I would definitely recommend this matcha! It’s perfect for those who love floral teas. You can purchase this matcha through Red Tea Leaf…this is the like to this tasty matcha…
Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Lavender
Pass the Stash 2.0
Okay first thing…This is the FIFTH TTBs for the month of August. !! Are all the planets in the solar system aligning to bring together. All the TTBs started with different people, different order and different times.
I made this with vanilla almond milk and it was delicious. Not really orange, more just a fruity flavor but still really tasty. I can taste the matcha and it is definitely the distinctive matcha.
I have been looking for matcha similair to starbucks for a very long time and now I have finally found it. This stuff is AMAZING!! I spend so much money on Iced green tea lattes at starbucks and now I can make my own and save money. This is better than starbucks, very similair but better flavor, I absolutely love it and will be placing another order soon so I do not run out. It is also super easy to make, I scooped it right into my cold milk and stirred it with a spoon and it dissolved super fast, whenever I order fro starbucks their matcha is clumpy. This matcha is super smooth and dissolves easy. Thank you Red Tea Leaf I will be a customer forever!!! Yum, yum, yum!! The company also has super fast shipping 2 day priority. They also sent me a free ample of the caramel macchiato matcha and it was so amazing, never even knew they made such a thing. I am sure I will be happy ordering any flavor of matcha from them they are super yummy. I have been a matcha drinker for many years and have ordered from many companies but nothing has compared this this matcha. They have so many flavors and I cant wait to try them all. I used milk with mine but next time I will try it with water and soo how it is. Love my lattes though
Another wonderful sample from VariaTEA and this is my favourite one yet, if only because it was a nice surprise compared to the other two. Don’t get me wrong, I really dig the Cookies & Cream and Banana & Cream flavours but this one was less sweet and so it was a nice break from the trend. Less sweet, but still so delicious. Buttery caramel flavours but still such matcha. YEAH!
I got super pumped for a mug of this last night for dessert and then as I was microwaving the almond milk (I’m a classy broad) I remembered I was holding off on matcha until my whisk arrives. Oops.
Another great flavoured matcha! Smells and tastes like banana candy. No added sweetness needed thanks to the flavour, bed it’s just a real treat. Perfect for a dessert latte. I’m only two matchas in and it’s already reinforcing that I’m gonna have to make a Red Leaf order in the future.
Thanks so much for these samples VariaTEA — they’re knocking it out of my park.
Being different than the standard rating name that red leaf tea had, I went forth to meet this anonymous matcha with a blank slate on my tongue. Its color is a little more yellow than what the picture shows, I thought of the color seaweed green, more of a muted green. With hot water, it retains its color, froths easily in a few strokes of the whisk, and has no astringent taste to it. Its has a marine vegetable scent, a white canvas taste, such as what broccoli stalk has.
In comparison to the old matcha, Connoisseur is better, at the minimum, preferred.
Flavors: Hay, Vegetal