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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1294 tasting notes

Well this is not what I expected. Nope not one bit. It IS however… deeeeelisio!
Made cold, I like it best, as seems to be the case with all the matcha I make. Trouble is, I prefer hot drinks over cold.
I wonder what would happen if I made this via shaken bottle and then warmed it up? shrugs
In any case, I just had a cuppa this one with a dash of agave and milk. I quite like it! oh yes, it really hits the spot. Warm, it’s a simple caramel sweetness, but cold, it takes on a buttery fresh feel that makes me swoon.
I think it’d go really well as a latte, perhaps using almond milk? Hmmm yes that would be perfect. I think it would really pick up on the sugary note.
I mixed this with strawberry as well and it was ok, I just prefer them when made separately. Or atleast with the caramel. Waiting to see what this does with Cheesecake!
So for this one I got Basic grade, Robust flavouring, and a small package. Next time, I think I’ll go with Royal grade as the basic is a little musty for my liking. Still awesome of course!
If you want some of your own, get it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html?page=2

Helena

I prefer hot drinks to cold especially with tea! although I only drink the cola matcha cold (preferably with ice) to get that Pop/Soda feeling :D (also great with pizza, hot dogs, etc..)

Indigobloom

ohhh yah that sounds amazing.
Have you tried it with fizzy water?

Helena

Nope but then I’ve never tried fizzy water at all :D however if you drink it cold it tastes like the water has been carbonated (fizzified) even though it hasn’t don’t ask me how they do it but it’s cool :D No flat pop taste here which is more than I can say for other pop type teas :D

Daniel Scott

I’m SO into almond milk recently! I drink practically all my matcha now with almond milk, especially VANILLA almond! That allows me to get away with half the sweetener I would normally use, too!

Indigobloom

I keep meaning to pick some up but keep forgetting!!

Indigobloom

Helena, that sounds amazing. Ugh so many matchas to buy!!

Donna A

I use almond milk too, but the unsweetened kind. It does work well. I also found some unsweetned coconut milk I’m going to try tomorrow.

ashmanra

I have to order an extra tin of this one. Hubby LOVES it!

Indigobloom

I’ve been dreaming about it all weekend! I found a cheap frother in the cupboard and decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, 1% milk was too much and left barely any butterscotch flavour. Maybe I need to double the strength in a latte?

Ashmanra, it is SO good! next time, I m getting a large :P

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Helena

I prefer hot drinks to cold especially with tea! although I only drink the cola matcha cold (preferably with ice) to get that Pop/Soda feeling :D (also great with pizza, hot dogs, etc..)

Indigobloom

ohhh yah that sounds amazing.
Have you tried it with fizzy water?

Helena

Nope but then I’ve never tried fizzy water at all :D however if you drink it cold it tastes like the water has been carbonated (fizzified) even though it hasn’t don’t ask me how they do it but it’s cool :D No flat pop taste here which is more than I can say for other pop type teas :D

Daniel Scott

I’m SO into almond milk recently! I drink practically all my matcha now with almond milk, especially VANILLA almond! That allows me to get away with half the sweetener I would normally use, too!

Indigobloom

I keep meaning to pick some up but keep forgetting!!

Indigobloom

Helena, that sounds amazing. Ugh so many matchas to buy!!

Donna A

I use almond milk too, but the unsweetened kind. It does work well. I also found some unsweetned coconut milk I’m going to try tomorrow.

ashmanra

I have to order an extra tin of this one. Hubby LOVES it!

Indigobloom

I’ve been dreaming about it all weekend! I found a cheap frother in the cupboard and decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, 1% milk was too much and left barely any butterscotch flavour. Maybe I need to double the strength in a latte?

Ashmanra, it is SO good! next time, I m getting a large :P

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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