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drank Apple Pie Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1338 tasting notes

As part of my Jenny Craig diet, I need to have two low-fat milk servings a day. In the states that meant fat free Yoplait yogurt because it came in a million tasty flavors (ummm hello Boston Cream Pie and Red Velvet Cake…yum!!). Unfortunately in Canada we are not so lucky. For a while I would eat Oikos Black Cherry greek yogurt and nothing else when it came to my milk serving. Then I realized I could make lattes and get milk that way. Then I was given matcha and taught that I could make it in a glass of cold milk and everything changed. Each day I get to have a new tasty cup of matcha milk in a multitude of different flavors. Alas, I forgot all my matcha in my fridge in Florida and my Red Leaf order was delivered somewhere, just not to me. So when I got my package from MissB that had 4 different matchas, I was ecstatic!

This is one I have wanted to try and as soon as I unwrapped the aluminum foil it was sealed in, I could place the smell instantly. I was a little unsure about making this flavor in milk and then realized it could be the liquid version of apple pie a la mode. In reality, that isn’t exactly the case but it is definitely close. Flavor wise this is distinctively apple but more akin to an apple jelly belly than the actual fruit. It adds a sweetness to the milk that combined with the apple is reminiscent of liquefied ice cream. This is creamy and delicious and I am so grateful this was sent my way. Thank you so much MissB!!

Preparation
Iced
Roswell Strange

Once I have money to put together more swaps, I should really see if MissB would be up for one… Her swaps sound fantastic.

VariaTEA

These were all bonuses when I picked up some tea in her sale. I was expecting four teas and instead got 18!

Fjellrev

Oh, I had no idea you were on JC! I hope it’s going well for you.

And the same thing happened to me. As soon as I tried a cold matcha latte for the first time, I was hooked, and voila, my milk consumption skyrocketed,

MissB

I’m definitely game to send you soemthing Rosewell! I’ve got a lot of te here. :P

MissB

Jeepers. That was teA.

VariaTEA

@Fjellrev – thank you! I started back in April and am down about 65 pounds so so far, so good. Plus, it was the reason I got into teas in the first place so in that sense it has been very good for me (even if it is not so great for the wallet :P).

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Roswell Strange

Once I have money to put together more swaps, I should really see if MissB would be up for one… Her swaps sound fantastic.

VariaTEA

These were all bonuses when I picked up some tea in her sale. I was expecting four teas and instead got 18!

Fjellrev

Oh, I had no idea you were on JC! I hope it’s going well for you.

And the same thing happened to me. As soon as I tried a cold matcha latte for the first time, I was hooked, and voila, my milk consumption skyrocketed,

MissB

I’m definitely game to send you soemthing Rosewell! I’ve got a lot of te here. :P

MissB

Jeepers. That was teA.

VariaTEA

@Fjellrev – thank you! I started back in April and am down about 65 pounds so so far, so good. Plus, it was the reason I got into teas in the first place so in that sense it has been very good for me (even if it is not so great for the wallet :P).

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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Montreal, Quebec/Thornhill, Ontario

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http://droppingthelbswithtea....

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