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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Mm this tea was a perfect choice this morning!
Thanks again TeaEqualsBliss!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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So about a week ago I was having a really, really bad night. I came home, made myself a huge pot of tea and started browsing the internet. Well I accidentally hit a button and it went to red leaf’s website. I was slightly annoyed by this until I saw it… COOKIES AND CREAM MATCHA!!! My eyes widened and then I blacked out. I do remember being super happy seeing it. And apparently I ordered it because it was in my mailbox a week later. You can also order it here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cookies-and-cream-matcha.html

Anyways, it smells SO good. I saved this to be the last matcha I tried today and I’m happy. Cookies and cream is one of my favorite flavors so when I saw they had a matcha flavored one.. it completely turned my bad night around :] I ordered the “distinctive” flavoring on this one and I’m happy I did. It’s so creamy and sweet. The matcha is now the one hiding behind the cookies and cream. It almost reminds me of a melted cookies and cream hershey bar(my favorite candy in the ENTIRE WORLD!) Well I think that this matcha has found it’s way into my permanent matcha collection. This is a wonderful one if you’re looking for that extra touch of creaminess! Ready… Set… Go buy it!!

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cookies-and-cream-matcha.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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90
drank Grape Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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So as I was searching for the next amazing matcha to buy I stumbled across this one. I had a lot of the dessert ones so I thought I’d give a fruit flavor a try :] Grape!! Which you can buy here:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/grape-matcha.html

When I opened the package I was expecting more of a natural grape smell. But then the sweet, grape candy smell hit me. Mm it smells like grape bubblegum! Even as I was whisking it I got bursts of it. Ok.. here it goes, the first sip.. Oh man, it even tastes like grape candy. Like I have said in my other matcha reviews, if you get the “delicate” option the flavor sneaks in at the end or slightly behind the matcha. I feel like the matcha and the grape blend well together though. They compliment each other. The sweetness of the grape goes nicely with the slight sweetness/vegetal tastes of the matcha. I think I finally found my “go to” matcha when I’m craving candy. Except next time I might go for the “distinctive” flavoring. You can never get too much grape!
This is a great matcha if you are looking for something that tastes sugary, sweet with a little fruit flavor. Again here is the link you can buy it at:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/grape-matcha.html

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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95
drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I have had this sitting on my kitchen table for 3 long days. Finally this morning I get a chance to enjoy it with a warm cinnamon roll. But you can buy it here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html

I got this a few days ago along with a tin (it’s only $3.99 extra) and left it just sitting there… well I opened the package today and OH MY GOODNESS. It smells so, so good. My boyfriend brought home some cinnamon rolls this morning and I knew it was meant to be. When I first made it I used a bit too much matcha so I got a way too overly sweet flavor. At first I was like… there is no caramel here… But I added a little more water and now we’re up to speed. Delicious carmel goodness! I’ve noticed if you choose the “delicate” flavor choice the flavor lingers in the aftertaste and slightly behind the matcha. But the caramel is a little bit more bold. It shows up as the aftertaste still, but it’s stronger. It goes well with the matcha, it has a slight bitterness to it but it fits. MM this is the perfect combination of matcha and caramel. And it goes so perfectly with my cinnamon roll :D
If you like caramel anything this would be the perfect choice for you. It’s a little bit healthier (unless you’re pairing it with a cinnamon roll..) than those little caramel candies and it has tea in it! And again you can buy it here:

http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html

Happy matcha whisking!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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drank Azteca Fire by Teavana
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drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
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I have to say I don’t really like this on its own. So I tried mixing it with pecan black tea and it was wonderful! It really brings out the flavors and tastes like pumpkin pie :) goodbye to that weird bitter taste it had before!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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A big thanks to TeaEqualsBliss :]
At first I was like…. no…. I don’t like pecans…. But then I was going through my little sample/swap drawer and thought ok, we’ll give this a try. And I’m happy I did :] It is not overly nutty but still has a sweetness to it. I like it :] I think I may try it blended with a bit of my Pumpkin Spice tea. Mmmm…. :]

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Many thanks to TeaEqualsBliss!
So as I read the other reviews they said that they liked it better cold.. But it is such a chilly morning I think I’ll enjoy it hot :] This is a mellow tea. A strong black tea with hints of papaya and passion fruit here and there. A little bitterness at the end but it just adds to the experience. Mm :]

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss!! This is a delicious rooibos :) It’s sweet and mellow. You can definitely taste the current along with hints of the rooibos. The flavors work really well together. Thanks again TeaEqualsBliss!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I love camping, longboarding, listening to and making music, hiking, yoga, cooking, the color blue, The Beatles, and of course the wonderful world of tea!
My journey with tea started about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve learned a lot and that my favorites include oolongs, pu-erhs, and silver needle. I love a good dessert tea but I have found recently that I’m craving pure teas more and more! I look forward to learning a lot more from my fellow Steepsters :]

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