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drank Connoisseur’s Matcha by Red Leaf
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Yes! This is the good stuff! And at a price that doesn’t break the bank!

The dry powder smelled like toasted sesame seeds and honey (African Benne Cakes?). The infusion produces a sweet wet grass smell. The description on the website is accurate in saying it is like the smell after a summer storm. You know that scent of rainwater mists whipped up off of tree leaves and grasses being ruffled by the rain and wind? That’s the smell!

In the flavor there’s a hint of minerality in the finish reminiscent of rainwater. The taste is mostly grassy and dewy, and there’s a lingering sweet finish.

If you like rock oolongs or just rock flavors in general, this may be the matcha for you. It really has a nice wet stone taste to it.

I dig it. This was one of the more interesting and layered matchas of Red Leaf Teas, and it is evocative of refreshing and cleansing weather. The energy of wind and rain is definitely what I feel from this.

If I could change anything the lingering sweetness could be a tad sweeter, and the flavor could be a little more rich. There’s no bitterness at all though, and for me that is a major plus when it comes to matcha.

Flavors: Grass, Mineral, Rainforest, Wet Rocks

165 °F / 73 °C

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This is going to be short, because I just had a couple sips off of someone else’s tea. It has a thick, robust ( in a good way ) green tea taste kind of like I was expecting, but it is surprisingly smooth and creamy. I’m kind of curious how this would be with milk and ice.

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I can honestly say that this is exactly what I wanted. I have been in love with matcha tea ever since I had my first green tea latte at Starbucks. I had started to spend so much money there that I figured that I would go ahead and buy my own matcha and make these drinks at home. The shipping was extremely fast, which is great of your as impatient as me, so of course I made a latte the second I opened it. It smelled so good, and tasted exactly like the latte I pay $5 for at Starbucks. It is a beautiful green color, and smells amazing. I was also very pleased with the company for sending me a small sample bag of their Eggnog flavored matcha! Red Leaf Tea has so many flavors of matcha, and if they are as good as this one, I will definitely be buying more flavors from them, as well as this Connoisseur’s Matcha. This is also very great for people just starting our in their journey with matcha. Its the classic matcha taste, and in my opinion, doesnt even need any sweetner. It also mixed very well with my milk. I dont have one of the ceremonial wisks that one should use when making matcha, but a regular whisk worked fine. The packing was also very nice, and makes for an easy, mess-free latte at any time. Tastes great hot or cold, and even makes a great green tea frappuccino!

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