I had enough on my gift certificate from the caramel matcha review for 2 and a half small matchas, so after cheesecake and watermelon I needed a third. I couldn’t quite decide, but I do love pumpkin pie so I went for that one! I found myself waffling after the purchase. Maybe I should have gone for pear or english toffee? But the second I sniffed this I knew it was the one. First, off, this is how I got my matcha:
Size: Small (30g)
Flavor Level: Delicate
I went for delicate flavoring because pumpkin pie is a really overpowering flavor and I didn’t want the matcha to be overshadowed. I think it was a wise choice, because right off the bat the flavor is like BAM in your face! You can smell all of the spices: clove, cinnamon, ginger, mmm. And, of course, pumpkin! I love pumpkin, it’s so great for all sorts of fall-themed sweets. My favorite is pumpkin fudge!
Anyway, I was preparing my pumpkin pie matcha latte when my boyfriend came in and said (and I quite) “shit, make me some of that!” From across the room while I was sifting the matcha. Yup, it’s that strong! So I ended up making two mugs haha. I decided to prepare it a little differently than usual, as a hot latte! Instead of mixing it with hot water at first, I just used hot milk! 2 ounces at first, and then the other 6 once it was properly whisked. I was a little worried about clumping, but it came out really well and blended perfectly. It also foamed even better than it usually does! I’m sure it’s just because I whisked extra hard in an attempt not to mix it up, but I do love that foamy surface.
This is AMAZING. I have loved all of the matchas I’ve tried from Red Leaf (this is the 4th) but this is the best. It squeaks out just over the caramel. The spices are really strong, especially the clove. I love clove, so of course I was very happy with this! The nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger are also present. Then the pumpkin: creamy, smooth, squash-y. Uhnf, sooo tasty! Then the grassy, sweet matcha comes into play. It keeps this delicious concotion from being overly rich and dessert-y, in fact I could drink this ALL day! In fact, I already want to make another serving even though it’s far too late to have so much caffeine. You can find this matcha here
And I really can’t recommend this one enough! If you’re on the fence about choosing a flavor, go with this one. You won’t regret it! Unless you hate pumpkin pie, and well… who hates pumpkin pie?