Saturday, to wake me up, I had a travel mug of this blended with vanilla soy milk and Irish cream agave. It was heaven in a cup and did the job beautifully. So, so good. Definitely more matcha lattes in my future.
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For those with an unrepentant and unwavering sweet tooth, there is no better tea than sweet caramel matcha. This fine tea blends the eastern traditions of matcha with the modern caramel flavor to brew a delectable tea that is sweet to take as a mid-morning snack, before lunch aperitif or after dinner relaxing drink. The toned-down caramel matcha is ideal for those who need a sweet tea without adding any extra sugar.
Caramel matcha is the perfect tea for many social occasions where people need to sample a great tasting herbal tea that lends its sweet taste to the palate. It can be taken with or without snacks because it is the ideal stand-alone tea snack. Caramel matcha brings people together who appreciate its light, buoyant, lingering taste on the palate.
It is the perfect family tea for all members of the family irrespective of their advanced age. Young adventurous kids would identify with its sweet and easy-to-drink flavor. The adults would finds its ability to bring its full-bodied appeal in night time get-togethers, very useful. This is because, caramel matcha is the drink for all seasons and can be used to bring people together in both winter and summer.
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I forgot I even had this matcha! This was the first matcha I got, and I didn’t get the tin, so it was in a glasslock container squirreled away in the back of my tea book shelf. (yeah, my teas take up a book shelf)
I made this as a breakfast smoothie with soymilk, soy protein powder, caramel matcha and vanilla ice cream. Very yummy! I might need to get more of this matcha, but we’ll see once I start sipping down the others.
Caramel Matcha comparison tasting, part 2/2!
This review is for the Royal Green matcha with Delicate flavoring.
The royal, when prepared, is a noticeably more vivid green than the classic matcha. It also whisks more easily into a foam, the foam lasts longer, and it smells… more like green tea somehow, in comparison. The caramel flavor isn’t less, exactly, but the tea flavor is more. On sipping, I can really taste a difference between the grades here. Some of the citrus notes I got in the royal Bavarian Cream matcha are also present here, so that’s actually the royal base. The tea is also sweeter! Really just a whole different flavor profile – think, like, sencha vs. gyokuro. Both good, green teas, prepared the same way, but one has a sweetness and depth of flavor.
A teaspoon of milk seemed to bring out all the flavors in the royal matcha in a really interesting way – not just the caramel but also the green tea. With the milk providing a creamy base, each flavor seems to stand more on its own.
As it cools, the royal/delicate doesn’t get bitter at all, it just shows different flavor facets – less bright citrus, more dark green and cream.
If anyone who’s been playing with Red Leaf’s matcha likes green tea and hasn’t tried the higher grades yet, I recommend doing so at least once! The Royal is different and fun.
This who tasting was fun! And now I have lots of caramel for blending with my other dessert flavors :)
You can buy this at http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html
First off I need to thank dhart1214 for the sample of this wonderful matcha.
This is my first matcha so I don’t have much to compare it too I put it through a sieve and into a normal bowl (because I don’t have any real matcha supplies) I heated my water to about 165 and poured 70 ml of water on a tsp of the match. I wasn’t sure what to expect but due to the smell I thought the caramel would be overwhelming. Despite using a makeshift method, the result was surprisingly good. I didn’t get hardly any bitterness that I have heard other people describe and the caramel was an enhancement to the green tea flavor instead of being overwhelming. Luckily dhart was kind enough to share a fair amount, so I will definitely be able to make at least a couple more bowls :)
Okay. I so I have had this bag of delicious matcha in my cupboard for a while now. I kept wanting to open it up and make myself a delicious sweet drink, but I have refrained. Why? Well, I wanted to finish my starter matcha before opening another one. My mom has always told me to finish one box of cereal before starting another one. Even if they are different flavors. And I know how quickly matcha can deteriorate. :( But I can’t stand it any longer. Aisling’s mouth watering review pushed me over the edge. (Thank you, by the way. :))
I normally don’t have time to get a drink of tea in before leaving for work, but I start a little later today but my body made me wake up at the same time. In any case, this is a delicious way to start the day. The moment I ripped open that foil packet, my heart was lost. How could I have waited so long? The smell is intoxicating. It’s like those caramel hard candies wrapped in that neon yellow wrapping paper. I think I might even spy tiny bits of caramel in the tea. Yummy. I quickly whip up a cup with just hot water. Smells so amazing!
First, the color of the powder is a bit of a brownish green. This is likely due to whatever is used to flavor the tea. I did get a stronger flavor than the default. I love me some caramel. The powder blended into the water nicely with barely any clumps. The froth in minimal, but I only have a spoon and a mug so I’m probably at fault here rather than the matcha.
And best of all, the flavor! The flavor is true to the smell. It’s really more of a hard candy caramel than a soft gooey caramel. I’m not too picky about my caramels in general though, so I pretty much love this. From the smell, you’d expect a sugary sweetness, but it’s just the usual natural sweetness of the matcha. It’s manages to be both green and refreshing and sweet and desserty. I definitely approve of this compromise.
As for the matcha itself, I used the cheapest option, Starter Matcha, since I figured I would let the flavor shine and drink high quality matcha unadulterated. Not that the Starter Matcha isn’t a good matcha. I think it’s a very good matcha for the price, though it definitely not the best matcha ever.
As usual, my sensitivity to caffeine makes me a good judge of how caffeinated a tea is. This one is moderately caffeinated, by my judgement. It certainly left me feeling energetic this morning! And my spring allergies were a bit less irritating, but I don’t know if I can attribute this to the matcha. Perhaps I should just drink matcha every morning and see how it goes! Certainly better than popping Claritin everyday.
The flavor of this matcha also begs to be played around with. Perhaps I could dust some over vanilla pudding/ice cream? Of course it would be good as a latte. As an add in to homemade caramel green tea truffles? I think I’m drooling…
In closing, if you love caramel and enjoy matcha, you’ll love this tea!
Huuuh. Strange, I should already have a note for this tea. Anyways, this is a backlog from Saturday morning, when I made a nice cold almond milk latte sweetened with maple syrup for my drive out of town. It was great until my stomach started hurting; perhaps a strong matcha latte on an empty stomach wasn’t the best idea! It was delicious though. Proper note to follow in the eventuality that I get my crap together and have time for such a thing.
Cold matcha latte to celebrate the end of three 12 hour shifts. And daylight until 8 PM – it makes me feel like summer is coming.
This is my new favorite dessert. I love how it tastes like straight caramel – and the milk of course adds the creaminess to bring out the flavors that much more. Time to go peruse matcha reviews to add some to my wish list!
Flavors: Butter, Caramel
I am back in Canada! And yesss, my matcha order was awaiting me in the mailbox when I got back. So, like a crazed mad person, I immediately opened it and tried to decide which one to have first. They were all tempting, but this is the one that I had to try first. It’s so highly rated on here, and I had given it as a Christmas gift, so I had to see how it is myself!
I got 30 g, basic grade, with robust flavoring. And woah, this is definitely robust! Upon opening the package, BAM, caramel goodness whooshed out. Mmmm like some serious caramel candy. It smelled heavenly!! I made this by whisking with hot water then just topping with hot water. This reminds me, I need to get a matcha whisk soon haha. I also got a hint of a butterscotch smell in there while whisking too :D Anyways, this is SOOO YUMMMYYY. Delicious caramel flavor, but there still is that matcha green tea taste beneath it to make it very satisfying. The two flavors complement each other quite nicely actually! This actually doesn’t need sugar either, but I might add a bit at the end of the cup just to see what it does to the flavor. I cannot WAIT to make this with hot milk, and to mix this with cheesecake or blueberry at some point! The richness will be even more intensified! This is stellar, and I’m very happy I chose it for my order! Loving the rich caramel aftertaste so much!
Oh, and today may be a wired, matcha tasting day, which I’m ok with, as I have a TON of homework to catch up on that I did not do while away skiing. Hehe, bring on the caffeine and yummy flavors!
Okay so I guess I should start off by saying I have not tried matcha before. I’m very new to the whole tea world, when I say new I mean really new, I started drinking tea about 2 months ago. But after reading so many great reviews on here about Red Leaf Tea Matcha I was like okay this must be amazing stuff. I need to try it now! There are so many amazing flavors to choose from.
So after looking through reviews and asking all you lovley people on here whats a good start off flavor for a newbie to matcha. I was torn between the caramel and cheesecake . But after a really tough decision I choose the caramel flavor,nothing can go wrong when it comes to caramel! What I got was 30 grams of Caramel Matcha in basic grade, with delicate flavor. I didn’t get a tin this time because I have one already at home, but will definitly need to get one on my next order. Aswell as I really want to try the different quality and flavor strenghths of different matchas and see what differnce it makes.
So I think I was a bit too excited for my package to come, everday when the mail man would come, I would run out of the house to the mail box and see if my matcha was here. Now I’m sure my mail man thinks I am a crazy women now, but hey a womens aloud to be excited about new tea, come on :). So each day id go running and hoping that my matcha goodness would be here, and now it finally is! I live in Canada so everything takes so! Darn long its torcher ! But its finally here so yay! For all you canadians it took mine 10 buisness days to arrive, I live in the counrty so everything takes a bit longer to get to me. Now this is where I purchased it from http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html
Now enough of the babble on to the deliciousness, when opening the package the most amazingly sweet caramel smell came out . I could just sit here and smell it all day. But at the same time all i want to do is make myself a drink and try it!
How I prepared it first was I guess you would call it the traditional method, which is half a tea spoon of matcha, I thought id start with just a small amount. Since like I said I’m a matcha newbie and didn’t want it too strong and turn me off. So I sifted my matcha into a bowl and added a little bit of water and whisked to make a thick paste. After that I added about a total of 3 oz of pre-boiling water. And started whisking away. Now after watching so many videos on whisking matcha , I tried to copy the motions. I tried to do the “M” like motions with my whisk Its so much more difficult then I thought, Id keep catching myself whisking in circles. Now I also don’t have a proper matcha set, so I just used my own bowl and little whisk. Oh and I also pre-warmed my bowl like I saw on a couple videos for making traditional matcha. All I did was add a little of the pre-boiled water to the bowl and moved it around, then poured it out and wiped the bowl with a paper towl. I’m not sure if it does anything, but I thought id do it anyway. I wanted the best first matcha ever!
So after whisking away and coming up with a somewhat foam, I’m awful at making a foam but I guess practice makes perfect . I got this lovley green coloured drink that smells absolutly mouth watering. So now its finally time for the moment of truth. At first I found it a bit bitter, but after reading review people say if its bitter keep whisking so thats what O did. Oh my gosh its amazing! I never knew what I was missing. I now know why everyone rants about this stuff. I could drink this all day long. You get the sweet taste of the caramel but its not overpowering with sweetness, then you get the nice earthyness from the matcha tea but doesnt taste like your drinking leaves. Its the perfect balance of sweetness and earthness for me.
I dont know what I was expecting with matcha but this definitly blows my mind. I guess I was worried it was going to taste like eating tea leaves. But I dont know why i was worrying this is so good! Its a legit caramel taste, not a artifical carmel flavor you get in candies. Gosh its so good. I think everyone needs to run to the site and try this right now! Its that good. Again this is where i got it. Run go now! Right now. http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html