Well, once again Matcha surprises me.
This is not only my first flavored matcha, but it is my first tea from Red Leaf.
I could smell this tea as I was opening the package from the company.
What I first noticed is that the smell was really not coming off Caramel to me, more butterscotch-y.
But, the tiny little pouch did indeed say Caramel on it.
I immediately opened the tea and prepared it as the instructions directed.
I was slightly underwhelmed.
Not overly grassy or malty (which had been my experience with Matcha’s so far)
The caramel smell really did not really transfer over into taste.
It was all rather mild.
So, I made it into a latte.
Was not at all impressed with that.
Made it into a iced latte.
It was just okay.
I finally read some past reviews on this tea, and someone mentioned adding a splash of milk to traditionally made matcha.
I have found that is the best way to enjoy this tea.
Of course, most of the matcha is gone at this point.
The splash of milk adds a bit of creaminess that bring out the flavoring more.
I find it somewhat comforting, it also seems to settle an upset stomach.
That being said, I am not going to rate this tea.
Because I still don’t know what to think…
It was a small amount of Matcha for what seemed to be a bit pricey to me.
(I just keep thinking of how many ounces of loose tea I could have gotten elsewhere for the price I paid for this Matcha)
And, I am surprised, I do not know why Matcha keeps shocking me, but its seems like I never know what to expect or how to prepare it so I like it.
I think I will order some Matcha again from this company, maybe in a different flavor and maybe after the holidays get all paid off.
It all has been a interesting experience to say the least.

Helena

this could be a matter of what flavour level you chose. Most people I know like robust which is more flavourful than delicate. Some I go right to the “there’s matcha in there?” level because I just want to taste the flavour and not so much matcha. I also found brewing at different temperatures helps. Don’t know if any of that helps you :D

Hesper June

Thanks, Helena.
I think that is it, I just need to experiment more and figure out what kind/blend I like and what way I like to prepare it.
I appreciate the encouraging words:)

Fjellrev

You’re that that it’s quite pricey. But yeah, maybe if you experiment more you’ll grow to like it. I ripped through 30g of French Vanilla matcha in nine days (not to mention I was having some of my other flavoured matcha in between that) because I’ve been enjoying it so much in smoothies. But again, wow, if you think about it, that’s $20+ in a little over a week.

Fjellrev

*right that

Hesper June

Yes, I agree.
A couple of weeks ago I bought a whole pound of loose leaf tea from S&V for about twenty bucks.
I drink it almost every morning and every morning I open up the tin and am shocked because it seriously looks as if I have not even put a dent in it.

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Helena

this could be a matter of what flavour level you chose. Most people I know like robust which is more flavourful than delicate. Some I go right to the “there’s matcha in there?” level because I just want to taste the flavour and not so much matcha. I also found brewing at different temperatures helps. Don’t know if any of that helps you :D

Hesper June

Thanks, Helena.
I think that is it, I just need to experiment more and figure out what kind/blend I like and what way I like to prepare it.
I appreciate the encouraging words:)

Fjellrev

You’re that that it’s quite pricey. But yeah, maybe if you experiment more you’ll grow to like it. I ripped through 30g of French Vanilla matcha in nine days (not to mention I was having some of my other flavoured matcha in between that) because I’ve been enjoying it so much in smoothies. But again, wow, if you think about it, that’s $20+ in a little over a week.

Fjellrev

*right that

Hesper June

Yes, I agree.
A couple of weeks ago I bought a whole pound of loose leaf tea from S&V for about twenty bucks.
I drink it almost every morning and every morning I open up the tin and am shocked because it seriously looks as if I have not even put a dent in it.

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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