Oh Courtney, oh Courtney, what a monster you have created. If I didn’t still have other matcha to try, I’d be on red leaf’s site right now placing an order for this.

I used this matcha as an opportunity to test out the magic bullet (you know, of the food processing variety, just to be clear) Mr. keychange got me for Christmas. What a handy and powerful little machine it is! Anyway, I used about 8 oz of milk, one matcha scoop of matcha, and set to work. When all was done, I had that familiar hesitation: what if I didn’t like it? what if it tasted like grass and everyone loved matcha except me and my underdeveloped palate? I turned to Mr. Keychange, resolver of many things.
“Here,” I encouraged, thrusting the glass towards him, “why don’t you take the first sip?”
“No way! First of all it smells like that nasty banana medicine from when we were kids, and secondly, this is your deal, not mine.”
“Please? Just let me know if it tastes weird.” I begged.
But he wouldn’t budge. So, and not without a wee bit of trepidation, I took my first sip.
Creamy banana milk. No grass to be found anywhere. No vegetation. No vegetables or foliage or underbrush. Just wonderful banana milk. Courtney is off soaking up the son at the moment, but I do wish I knew what the flavouring level of the matcha is, because hooooly shit it’s amazing.

TranquiliTea81

I have been wavering back and forth on getting this one on my next matcha order!!! Now I am definitely intrigued!!

keychange

Oh, if you liked the taste of the banana medicine, and if you like banana flavouring at all, I think this one is a must-try. It’s just that delicious. And no grass!

VariaTEA

I am glad Courtney shared this with you. It is certainly a matcha I thought you would enjoy so I am happy you got a chance to taste it.

keychange

It’s amazing!

TranquiliTea81

I’m going to do the buy 3 get 1 free deal when I get paid again I think and that one might be in the line up!! It seems like we like some of the same teas, so maybe I will get lucky. I went to thier site to look around again after reading your review and they have caramel matcha on sale for $4.99! I ordered some, I couldn’t help myself! Lol! I love the taste of anything tropical, such as coconut, bananas etc so this one is probably going to be in my big order! I’m glad u posted this tasting note :)

keychange

Well, I’m really glad it nudged you in the direction of getting some! I’ve never ordered from RLT before, but think I may follow suit and do the buy three get one free deal also! I can’t wait to try more matcha. The caramel sounds wonderful-I think I have a sample of that to try soon too! and mmm coconut!

TranquiliTea81

I like the coconut mixed with coconut milk! I think it would be even better with some of the banana mixed in! I have placed one order so far and it was just one small bag of coconut matcha, and so far I like it, but I can’t wait to try more variety!

keychange

That sounds divine. Can’t wait to place my first order also!

TranquiliTea81

We will have to compare notes!! What else are you thinking about getting?

keychange

I totally agree! Hmmm, so I still have a sample of french vanilla, french butter cookie, cheesecake, and caramel to try. Aside from those, I’m thinking of: wintergreen (best mint flavor ever!), strawberries and cream, raspberries and cream, ameretto, orange and vanilla (I’m kind of looking for a creamcicle flavor, although I have my reservations), bubble gum, coconut, maybe pineapple, and cotton candy. haha obviously I’m going to narrow it down, but those are possibilities. How about you?

Roswell Strange

@Keychange – I’m mailing your matcha samples to you after payday this Thursday (likely on Friday), before then let me know which ones you have tried from what’s in my cupboard :)

keychange

roswell, you are an angel in matcha form…or….something. LOL

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TranquiliTea81

I have been wavering back and forth on getting this one on my next matcha order!!! Now I am definitely intrigued!!

keychange

Oh, if you liked the taste of the banana medicine, and if you like banana flavouring at all, I think this one is a must-try. It’s just that delicious. And no grass!

VariaTEA

I am glad Courtney shared this with you. It is certainly a matcha I thought you would enjoy so I am happy you got a chance to taste it.

keychange

It’s amazing!

TranquiliTea81

I’m going to do the buy 3 get 1 free deal when I get paid again I think and that one might be in the line up!! It seems like we like some of the same teas, so maybe I will get lucky. I went to thier site to look around again after reading your review and they have caramel matcha on sale for $4.99! I ordered some, I couldn’t help myself! Lol! I love the taste of anything tropical, such as coconut, bananas etc so this one is probably going to be in my big order! I’m glad u posted this tasting note :)

keychange

Well, I’m really glad it nudged you in the direction of getting some! I’ve never ordered from RLT before, but think I may follow suit and do the buy three get one free deal also! I can’t wait to try more matcha. The caramel sounds wonderful-I think I have a sample of that to try soon too! and mmm coconut!

TranquiliTea81

I like the coconut mixed with coconut milk! I think it would be even better with some of the banana mixed in! I have placed one order so far and it was just one small bag of coconut matcha, and so far I like it, but I can’t wait to try more variety!

keychange

That sounds divine. Can’t wait to place my first order also!

TranquiliTea81

We will have to compare notes!! What else are you thinking about getting?

keychange

I totally agree! Hmmm, so I still have a sample of french vanilla, french butter cookie, cheesecake, and caramel to try. Aside from those, I’m thinking of: wintergreen (best mint flavor ever!), strawberries and cream, raspberries and cream, ameretto, orange and vanilla (I’m kind of looking for a creamcicle flavor, although I have my reservations), bubble gum, coconut, maybe pineapple, and cotton candy. haha obviously I’m going to narrow it down, but those are possibilities. How about you?

Roswell Strange

@Keychange – I’m mailing your matcha samples to you after payday this Thursday (likely on Friday), before then let me know which ones you have tried from what’s in my cupboard :)

keychange

roswell, you are an angel in matcha form…or….something. LOL

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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