Strawberry Matcha

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Fruit Matcha Blend
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Strawberry
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  • “Soooo i feel bad that this is my 500th! tasting note and I don't have much time to craft it at work today. Release weekend means that we're having a few issues this morning :( However, i have to...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 5351 tasting notes
  • “I will probably use vanilla matcha instead of strawberry for this one.. but.. you guys: I ordered a Zoku! AH! I'M STOKED! YAY for visa points to buy things for free when you're broke! This is...” Read full tasting note
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    DaisyChubb 505 tasting notes
  • “I am in a ridiculously good mood right now. I'm not sure if it's the super ripe and sweet peaches, the uber decadent avocado, the matcha, or a combination of all three but oh myyyyyy am I happy...” Read full tasting note
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    indigobloom 1341 tasting notes
  • “Sip down! I have so much matcha, I was in disbelief that this was the last of the tin. This and the blueberry matcha is the only ones my husband will drink. Maybe the Acai one, but that one is...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Leaf Tea

What better way to have your first fruit portion of the day is there than to try our Strawberry Matcha Tea. Our Matcha Tea is blended with the best hand picked European Strawberries. It’s time to get those buiscuits out to fuse with our 100% Pure Matcha Tea with a blend of the freshest Aroma of strawberries.

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40 Tasting Notes

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5351 tasting notes

Soooo i feel bad that this is my 500th! tasting note and I don’t have much time to craft it at work today. Release weekend means that we’re having a few issues this morning :( However, i have to say, if you’re a fan of strawberries this is wonderful! I made this as my smoothie this morning and it was fantastic! It was like that perfect strawberry ice cream where the strawberry taste is GENUINE! not that artificial strawberry taste you get from “neopolitian” ice cream.

I picked this up as distinctive and it is pretty much spot on for what i’d want in terms of flavouring level.

KittyLovesTea

Congratulations on reaching your 500th tasting note :)

Uniquity

I can’t believe that so many people enjoy this one – I got completely artificial strawberry with chemicals and soap behind that. Hopefully I will try it again someday and see what you see! : )

Sil

thank you!

Sil

Uniquity – maybe it’s the strength of your matcha? I had that problem with the robust pear matcha that i ordered. or maybe my taste buds are broken lol

Uniquity

Trust me, if anyone’s buds are broken, it’s mine. Every other review for the strawberry is a rave!

ashmanra

Oh, I bet this does make a marvelous smoothie! Don’t make me order more matcha!

Sil

ashmanra – it’s still on sale until the end of today! 40% off is better than using any GC’s you’ve accumulated. just saying lol

Ninavampi

Congrats!!! :)

Nik

Whoa. Congrats on 500, Sil!

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505 tasting notes

I will probably use vanilla matcha instead of strawberry for this one.. but.. you guys: I ordered a Zoku! AH! I’M STOKED!
YAY for visa points to buy things for free when you’re broke!

This is the recipe that inspired me to buy the Strawberry matcha, even if I won’t use it in the recipe:

http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2012/06/matcha-latte-strawberry-popsicles/

Kiaharii

That thing looks awesome! I want one. :)

Tina S.

Oh man I love the strawberry matcha. Especially in a latte!

TheTeaFairy

I had no clue what a Zoku was, but now I want one!!

DaisyChubb

I know! I have no room for the Zoku, but when I saw we had enough points and they’re usually over 100 bucks – I went for it! Next crazy kitchen gadget I want is a SodaStream :D

Azzrian

Mmmmmmm

momo

My boyfriend drinks a TON of flavored sparkling water so I have emailed SodaStream asking them to make black cherry flavoring so he can switch to one of those…mostly for the sake of recycling purposes but because I also want to use it hahaha. I wonder if I have enough credit card points for a Zoku now!

Rachel Sincere

SodaStream is not a crazy gadget! I’ve had one for 3 years now. It has saved me a ton of money and hassle in my diet Coke and diet Sprite intake.

momo

I am sad to report my rewards program doesn’t have Zokus, though I could get an Amazon gift card to get one. I never have enough freezer room for popsicles, they are the best invention ever.

DaisyChubb

I definitely want to experiment with making my own syrup for the sodastream!
Oh Amanda, nuuu! I’m sorry :(
But hey, Amazon is the next best thing :D

momo

Actually!!! I have a 50% off up to $30 off coupon for a kitchen store and they carry them, so I’m going to use it and keep holding onto the points for now. $25 for it feels far more awesome.

Nik

A friend bought me a Zoku some time ago, but I haven’t had a chance to try it out, yet. My mum wants to make the first popsicle (she’s as much of a kid as I am: wants to be there when I open boxes, pops bubble wrap with me, etc. =) ) and she hasn’t had a chance to come over and spend the time, yet.

@Amanda: You don’t need a Sodastream syrup. I have this, and it’s wonderful:
http://amazon.com/dp/B00196R6EM

It’s unsweetened, but is naturally very sweet. I haven’t made my black cherry soda in a while, but I think I added only 1-3 tablespoons (I forget how much, but it really wasn’t a lot) to the Sodastream bottle, so the 16oz. bottle lasts quite a long while. Give it a try, I hope he likes it. =)

momo

Oooh! Thanks, Nik! The water doesn’t have sugar either so that might be able to replicate it very well. If he doesn’t want to buy the Sodastream that might be his Christmas present with a bottle of that!

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I am in a ridiculously good mood right now. I’m not sure if it’s the super ripe and sweet peaches, the uber decadent avocado, the matcha, or a combination of all three but oh myyyyyy am I happy girl! It was so freakin YUMMY!!! (certainly was not the milk and water I added haha)
Well I am a little sad because my smoothie is finished already. They disappear so quickly!

Stephanie

Sounds delish

Indigobloom

It positively was!! nom nom nom

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1075 tasting notes

Sip down!

I have so much matcha, I was in disbelief that this was the last of the tin. This and the blueberry matcha is the only ones my husband will drink. Maybe the Acai one, but that one is MINE! He really dislikes the taste of tea, but I can hide flavored matchas in smoothies for him.

Anyways, it is one of those rare mornings I woke up before my husband as my sleeping has been off lately. He is always really tired in the morning, more than anyone else I know, and doesn’t drink much in caffeine. So, I made him a strawberry matcha smoothie with husband appealing ingredients: Whole Milk (eww), whey, frozen strawberries and strawberry matcha hidden in there. Of course, his giant bucket of protein powder is place on the highest spot in the kitchen where only tall men of my house can reach. Bleh!

I think I’ll see if I can sip down some more matchas, maybe put an order in for that coconut matcha I’m eyeing.. nooo I’m on no buy!

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Preparation
Iced
Stephanie

YUM coconut matcha is the BEST! GO for it! :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Coconut matcha??!! <3

OMGsrsly

I have the coconut matchaccino, but I think I prefer just the flavoured matcha. This is mostly because I’ve been liking the matcha as lattes with no sweetener.

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4624 tasting notes

Love this Matcha!

I just got finished writing my full-length review for this tea on the SororiTea Sisters, it will publish in a few days. But to summarize what I wrote there: this is great served hot, whisked up in a bowl the way one would traditionally serve Matcha, and it is also good the way I enjoyed it yesterday – as a Matcha Milkshake. I put ice cubes, milk and Matcha in the blender and blended until creamy and smooth. Absolutely refreshing and delicious.

The strawberry is good and strong (I used the distinctive flavoring level, and starter Matcha), and the Matcha is rich and creamy. Very yummy! Glad I got this one!

Sil

Mmmm so many people drinking matcha

Azzrian

This is on my list to be ordered very soon! :) Mmmmmm good to know it is so yummy as strawberry can often come over as chemical tasting!

LiberTEAS

sigh I am sad. I went to rinse out my chawan, and accidentally dropped it … it is now cracked, and I cannot use it. :( My other chawan I believe was raku fired so I don’t know if it’s safe … I used it before, but, I don’t want to take a chance any more. So… I guess I’m going to HAVE to shop for another chawan. Etsy… here I come.

Sil

Oh no :(

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Now THIS has a smell – strawberry matcha is bold and in your face once opened. It reminds me of strawberry lollipops and other strawberry candies. Definitely doesn’t smell like a fresh strawberry, but that’s okay since it isn’t one. I am thinking right off the bat that I will like this one better cold as the idea of hot strawberry is a little iffy, but I try everything hot first cuz that’s how I like my tea.

Sifted and whisked up 1/2 teaspoon of this bad boy, the steeped smell puts me in mind of a strawberry bath bomb. Unfortunately that means it smells good in theory but is not at all something you would want to ingest. I feel like I am about to eat playdough or something else equally ill prepared for human consumption.

The taste does not match the aroma (thank God!) but the aroma is there in my nostrils and not going away. I don’t get a taste of chemicals, but neither do I get the sweet strawberry I hoped for. Actually, I don’t get a lot of anything. There is that light bitterness I seem to find in all matchas but not a whole lot else. As I continue to drink, I get more of a buildup of flavour, unfortunately what is building up puts me in mind of chemicals. Ugh.

I’m going to add a drop of honey and see if that makes any drastic changes. With honey, the smell is the same but the taste has improved marginally. Now it tastes like slightly honey flavoured chemical waeter. With the foam I actually feel a bit like I’m drinking the suds in a bubble bath. Okay, this will be one to try cold, or as an addition to a smoothie. After having tried 4 flavoured matchas and 1 unflavoured, I am coming to the conclusion that matcha isn’t for me. Luckily, the beau likes it and will use it all up but I wish I hadn’t invested in it. It upsets my tummy sometimes too, which is annoying. I don’t know why green teas hate me, but it’s disappointing.

CHAroma

Sorry this tea didn’t agree with you. :( But if you need to find it a new home, I’d be happy to offer mine! ;)

DaisyChubb

Oh noes! :(

Uniquity

I’m thinking my fiancee will be all over it, but if we both don’t like it, I’ll get in touch, Charoma!

CHAroma

No worries. :)

DaisyChubb

Do you have the chocolate matcha? They go together pretty well!

Mercuryhime

I’ve tried two fruit ones from red leaf and they both tasted like chemicals to me. The desserty ones are great thought. Try a black matcha base with a non fruit flavor. Maybe you’ll like it better. :)

Indigobloom

First time I tried this, I didn’t like it either. In fact I haven’t reviewed it yet for that reason. But today… I tried it using the shaken bottle method and cut down the powder by half, it seems to work! for me anyhow. A little on the tart side, which I like

Babble

I’m the opposite, I actually like the fruit ones and not the desert-y ones. Then again I’ve just had boysenberry and black cherry (not strawberry… yet)

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This is a sipdown! I finished the last bit of this delicious strawberry matcha and made a matcha latte. Mmm! I heated up some fat free milk and mixed in the matcha. I love the subtle flavor of strawberry and cream. Delicious and such a great treat!

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Strawberry or Amaretto for my second matcha for the day? Probably will be my last, unless my daughter bends my arm to try the amaretto later, in which case that means if I have strawberry now I can have amaretto later without AS much guilt. Not that matcha is a guilt ridden drink but since I add milk, and creamer, it kind of turns into one. My daughter REALLY wanted amaretto matcha and I got it in the white tea base for her since she is not so much into vegetal flavored teas. So alas I shall have this one, strawberry! Haha isn’t it awesome how we figure out ways to get to enjoy even MORE tea!!

This is where you can find the strawberry matcha that I am reviewing and make your purchase: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/strawberry-matcha.html

So here is what I was expecting. I am a snob when it comes to two flavors, chocolate, and strawberry! Strawberry and chocolate are flavors that can really taste icky when done poorly. Chocolate can taste cheap like cheap chocolate easter egg candies we would get as kids, at least in my family haha. My husband LOVES those cheap o chocolate eggs but not me, I prefer expensive chocolate, the good stuff. Now as for Strawberry, this can often taste like chemicals, totally fake tasting, and it will smell that way more often than not as well.

This strawberry on the initial sniff did not have that chemical aroma but on a deeper sniff did have a bit of a “bite” in the nasal cavities but you really had to take a deep whiff to get it. Luckily I didn’t end up snorting my matcha!

The matcha I ordered is formulated as follows:

Options:
Size : Small
Matcha Quality: Starter (Basic Grade)
Flavor: Distinctive
Storage : Add Small Metal Tin Container (Holds up to 45g)
I paid an extra 3.00 for the small metal container.
I also believe that my matcha base was upgraded to Royal matcha (Premium Grade) due to Red Leaf Tea being out of starter matcha but I could be wrong about this – regardless their starter matcha is excellent quality and better than some other companies higher grade matcha!

So onto the preparation of my strawberry matcha and matcha latte to follow:

I made my strawberry matcha using a cute pottery bowl I got a steal on from a site called fab. When I ordered it I had no idea that I would be using it for a matcha bowl. I got two of them thinking they were large enough for cereal but they ended up being the perfect sized chawan! I used the matcha whisk I got from steepster select before they stopped the program which I hope is back soon and the scoop that also came in that package. Just keep in mind you really do not need those items, you can use a fork, kitchen whisk, even a battery operated whisk! For me, froth is not too important personally. What is important though is to strain the powder I use a typical kitchen wire strainer, like the kind you may use to strain pulp from orange juice while filling your glass. The finer you get the powder the better! Note though that I think it is the flavoring perhaps that Red Leaf Tea uses but there will be these little crystals left over in the strainer, be sure to use your scoop or something to grind those through the strainer or at least just turn the strainer over and put them back into your powder. They seem to end up devolving into your mix. I have noticed this with ALL flavors from Red Leaf, not just strawberry. At the advice of another steepster – I wish I could remember who, I made a paste with the powder and enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl and about a 1/4 of an inch past that. Once I got my froth going I added the rest of the water. Then I fill a tall glass with ice, add milk, and a slight tiny splash of vanilla creamer, then the matcha tea mixture. I always taste the straight matcha first when trying a new flavor.

This matcha – straight – before adding to my iced mixture, was really good, slightly tart, a slight TINY bit of a chemical taste, but not bad, it seemed to just give it more of a tart kick. Also note that I opted for distinctive flavoring with this one which I honestly feel is enough – normally I go with Robust, which you could opt for Robust if you really want a HUGE strawberry taste but I think distinctive for this is fine. You can totally tell this is strawberry!

Once I added the matcha mixture to the tall glass with all my mixings in it the real party began! The vanilla creamer – just a splash mind you – made this taste like strawberries and cream dessert sitting atop a nice wedge of white cake, or dare I say, cheesecake even! Oh now I just realized I totally need to order some cheesecake matcha from Red Leaf tea, oh yes they do have that flavor too! You can also combo order matchas, mixing two kinds together or more if you contact them to ask them to do so! I personally would opt to just order a straight cheesecake flavor so I could mix and match my own combinations here at home. Strawberry and Cheesecake matcha mix – oh yes – please!
Sorry I got distracted there … so THIS matcha, in my mix of creamer, milk, and ice is delightful. Its fresh, zesty I may even say, slightly tart, yet the sweet of the creamer does add to the goodness, I love how the matcha base is just the right strength to let me know I am in fact drinking a quality matcha here, its earthy, vegetal, and fruity with the lovely strawberry flavor.

You know this matcha screams summer and while I have been longing for autumn to get here for the weather this mix makes me feel like going down the street to our local fruit farm and grabbing up a bunch of fresh strawberries! Yes I am lucky to have fruit farms close to my home. The grassy matcha base along with the fresh fruity aroma of strawberries just makes me sit back and appreciate summer a little while longer. This would be SO GOOD mixed with some orange juice in a smoothie rather than a milk based drink as well. This makes me want to just play around with this flavor and see what all I can come up with! I bet an actual cheesecake made with this matcha would be sinfully divine!

I love it when a tea is inspiring! When you start to day dream, feel appreciation for small things like strawberries at the fruit farm. When it makes you want to get inventive and try new mixtures. This is what this matcha flavor has done today for me. I won’t promise or swear that there is absolutely no chemical like flavor to this however as picky as I am I would say that most people would not notice it at all. I know that Red Leaf does use all natural flavorings so I am not worried at all about what is used to flavor this matcha, its probably just a thing I personally have with strawberry flavor but it is one of the best strawberry flavored teas I have had, and the only strawberry matcha I have ever come across!

Again here is the link to purchase:
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/strawberry-matcha.html

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542 tasting notes

Holy cow! Strawberry matcha is incredible! The aroma alone is intoxicating. But that taste! Ooooh, that taste!!! I want to bathe in this stuff! FYI: Milk frothers make great matcha. Verry smooth. No grit. Thank you soooo much to Indigobloom for sharing with me! I enjoyed this so much that I’m off to make another matcha sample!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C
Indigobloom

oh yay!! so glad you like it!! me thinks you are hooked ;)

CHAroma

:D I’m trying really hard not to go place an order right now. Must wait for next paycheck!

Indigobloom

Bah, doooo it! lol

CHAroma

I know everyone complains about having too much tea and trying to keep themselves from buying more, but it’s so true! I have an entire cupboard devoted to tea. My fiance thinks I’m crazy and has put a buying hiatus on tea until I drink 4 out of the 5 shelves, LOL! And that could seriously take a while…

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150 tasting notes

I’m addicted to matcha lattes, and Strawberry Matcha from Red Leaf is one tasty matcha with which to make a latte! It’s amazing how good a quality matcha frothed with a little warm almond milk and a bit of agave can taste.

Initially I couldn’t really taste much of a strawberry-y flavor, but as my latte cooled the strawberry flavor began to develop. This matcha has a really delicate, fresh, natural, strawberry essence that makes for such a treat. The only downside to Red Leaf Strawberry Matcha is the crazy high price. Matchas are known to be pricey but this one is $19.00 for a 30-gram bag. I suspect drugs may be cheaper. I don’t know what kind of drugs, just drugs man.

Amariel

So do you need the special bowl and brush to prepare this tea?

Jenn

No, silly! Well, for aesthetic purposes maybe… but I mixed my matcha in a small soup bowl with a bamboo baby fork for ages and it was just as yummy. I have since invested in the proper tools and they were relatively inexpensive. The tool I find most useful is the cheap-o battery operated milk frother that I use to make almond milk matcha lattes. Yum!

Amariel

Oooh, almond milk matcha lattes! Ok, so I don’t have any of that other than a soup bowl, though I do want to try this. But I know I can get the stuff from many a tea shop here. Oh! I have this (http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=244&categoryCode=KW) on hand…might this work? Does it have to be bamboo? Thanks!

Jenn

I don’t think that the tools have to be bamboo at all. I just used the little bamboo fork to make my matcha paste, but my milk frother is metal just like yours. So, I’d say you’re all set :)

Amariel

Woo hoo!

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