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I’m excited to dive into the world of Red Leaf’s flavored matchas! I sort of chose vanilla at random because there were so many that sounded good, and I’d never tried a flavored matcha before so I wasn’t sure what would go well with the pure green tea flavor of standard matchas. That seems like it would be a beast to try and flavor! But Red Leaf does it well, from what I hear.

I love a good vanilla flavoring, but this one is more subtle than most – more of a hint in the background than a loud presence. It adds a smooth sweetness compared to other unflavored matchas I have. As for the matcha itself, it’s quite delicious. A great example of matcha in general, without the astringency that’s put me off matcha before. You can tell they’ve used high quality green tea for this.

As for the whole presentation: the shipping is quick (and free if you order a 60g pack), and the tea comes in a foil bag that isn’t resealable, so have a small tin at the ready to transfer it over. Once I emptied mine into a tin I shook a bit of water into the packet just to make sure I got all the matcha-y goodness available to me.

I’m glad to have this in my cupboard and excited to try their other flavors! Maybe chocolate next?

Cofftea

You’ve got to be kidding, NOT resealable? That’s inexcusable IMO.

Indigobloom

that kinda reminds me of the Teaopia packages, if you get 50g (like I usually do) they come in paper bags, with the foldup seal.

Cofftea

Not really because fold up seal = resealable.

Katie

Not resealable? Yeesh. Does the matcha actually have sugar in it, or just vanilla flavor?

Sara

@Katie, it’s just infused with vanilla, no sugar added.

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Cofftea

You’ve got to be kidding, NOT resealable? That’s inexcusable IMO.

Indigobloom

that kinda reminds me of the Teaopia packages, if you get 50g (like I usually do) they come in paper bags, with the foldup seal.

Cofftea

Not really because fold up seal = resealable.

Katie

Not resealable? Yeesh. Does the matcha actually have sugar in it, or just vanilla flavor?

Sara

@Katie, it’s just infused with vanilla, no sugar added.

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