I just plain love Red Leaf Tea for their bundling options. 30 grams of this matcha, Goji Berry (found here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/goji-berry-matcha.html), is 15.99. However, if you bump it up to large (60 g), it’s only 8 dollars more (23.99) for twice the matcha! Love. So much love. It makes it really easy to just buy a sample and then get a great deal on the ones you love.
I took this one to work with me today and it just about saved my life. It gave me the much-needed energy to deal with with busiest doctor in our practice. It was light and sweet and painfully refreshing. I had some while it was hot, but by the time I was able to find time for finish my thermos-full, it was cold. Even better! My thermos is vaccum-sealed, so I carefully shook it to mix it up again and downed the rest…oh yes. This will definitely be an amazing addition to my summer smoothies. Never mind that it snowed today. Anyway, the berryness of this was just right, not overly sweet or fake, just amazingly delicious. I’m only familiar with goji berries in tea, but this is the best goji flavored tea I’ve ever had. To be honest, I kept taking sips and being surprised by how good it was. I have the memory span of a goldfish, so it was like I given a gift of amazing tea every time I took a sip. If you’re a berry fan who isn’t really into strong greens, this might be the tea to get you into matcha. It wasn’t overwhelmingly bitter like some matchas can be, it was just a smooth, tasty sip for a long workshift.
I am very impressed with their matcha, I have to say. My wife recently bought me a matcha whisk (so much easier!), but I was making it with a regular whisk in a cereal bowl and I have yet to encounter a clump. Like someone else said about their matchas, it’s not flavoring added to cover an inferior product. I really like, though, that you can choose which grade of matcha you get. I’m a matcha newbie, the cheapest grade is fine with me, but for those with more refined tastes, you can have Imperial grade matcha that tastes like goji berries!
You can also choose the level of flavoring! Gah! It’s like the choose your own adventure book of the matcha world. I see these matchas becoming a very big addiction for me. I’ll just be sitting in the corner with 100 tins of matcha labelled “Delicate Vanilla” “Robust Cinnamon” “’There’s Matcha in This??? Goji”. I would never sleep again because of all the matcha I was drinking, but hey, you gotta make some sacrifices, right?