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Opened this one up this morning. Exploded it everywhere as usual while trying to pour it into the little container. My hand smelled like english toffee for a long time but since it’s a good smell, I didn’t bother to wash it off until I needed to.
Made as a hot sweetened latte and yum, this is good. It has survived the years well in my extra cold freezer and still tastes quite delicious. I am a fan.
I enjoyed this a lot because it has lots of flavourful spices. It is a lot like the pumpkin chai from DT. This is also a sipdown.
I can taste a slightly floral, but pleasant green tea matcha base. Cinnamon, pepper, clove, and desserty graham cracker. Overall, not something I need to drink regularly but it is a very good once-in-a-while. Drink this as a latte, it brings out the creaminess and desserty aspects of the matcha.
I used more matcha this time in my sweetened matcha latte, but it’s still less grapey than I expected. The grape is present but only slightly in the sip and more in the aftertaste. It’s not bad though, but grape flavour (and this is definitely grape candy rather than grape grape) isn’t really my favourite thing. Not sure why I bought this really, except at the time I really wanted to try every single matcha flavour made by Red Leaf Tea/Matcha Outlet.
Still, I’ll up the rating a bit since I’m getting more of a handle on this one. It doesn’t really deserve a rating in the 60s from me, but not too much since I don’t actually like it terribly much. Still, I’ll drink this down without much problem, I think, and then get to move on to a new flavour! Getting a bit tired of the same 4 matcha flavours at work.
Well, this is certainly an interesting flavoured matcha. I’m not sure I like it very much but it is indeed grape flavoured. The flavour has held on fairly well considering how old it is and how long it lived in my freezer before now. Still, I’m not too sure about it but I have almost 30 g to figure it out.
Dragged this out of the freezer to add to the morning work matcha rotation. It smells…weird. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Like some sort of green unripe fruit that I can’t identify.
As for taste, I made it as a hot sweetened matcha latte and it was decent. There was still a bit of that fruit I don’t know what it is but overall it’s fairly tasty. Staying in my freezer this whole time definitely preserved the flavour pretty well, for which I’m grateful.
Had this again this morning. Much better this time with only half a teaspoon of matcha in a cup of latte. Much more orange and less bitter. I’ve got quite a bit of this left so I’ll be drinking it down. i’ll try not to overwhelm you all with tasting notes about it. Assume I’m having it every morning, I suppose. Every workday morning anyway.
Made this this morning at work, I think I put too much matcha in for the quantity of liquid because it’s a teensy bit bitter/strong. I’m used to my older matchas and although this is aged, it was in a sealed package in my freezer until very recently so it’s aged better than most of them. Still, the orange flavour is still strong and I’ll try again tomorrow with a bit less matcha, possibly lower temperature water/milk and see what happens.
Just had this for a morning pick-me-up and it seems to have done the trick. The chocolate flavour is pretty weak but the matcha itself is still okay so it’s drinkable. Maybe next time I will just add more of it.
AND, I just completely updated my steepster cupboard to be accurate. I feel so productive :p Except Second Breakfast by Whispering Pines isn’t on there yet because the page is having one of their mobile caching issues and won’t let me add it. Ah well, for later.
Google’s RNG said to drink this cherry matcha this morning (I have 4 to choose from at work since I drank my mint one up). I think I added too much matcha again, I need to watch that. I did used the lower temperature water and heated the milk up for the latte for only a minute instead of 1:15. Still, other than the very matcha-flavour heavy aftertaste, this is pretty good! I think the lower temperature is the trick to this one and I’ll have to keep using my kettle’s ‘white tea’ setting rather than the ‘green tea’ one.
I hope everyone’s having a good day on this evil Tuesday that should not exist because Tuesdays are evil.
Old but still decent. It was flavoured ‘robust’ so that’s probably why I can still taste the cherry despite it’s age. It spent most of it’s life in a sealed package in the freezer, but I’m trying to drink up my matcha, even if it doesn’t taste flavoured anymore. Thankfully this one does. I think I made the initial water a bit hot so it’s a teensy bit sharp tasting but otherwise good.
Made as a latte. Hopefully I’ll wake up now.
I don’t think this is where I posted my original sample note (can’t find it but then Steepster eats my notes often. I hope they’re tasty).
So I have a ton of this left over, and had promised my friends a tea mocktail. It was easy enough to do! Matcha, OJ, and some fizzy water. Perrier, but I used no-name last time, at home, and it was fine.
I was worried that they would all hate it. But to my surprise, everyone asked for more!
My friend’s boyfriend is Japanese, and knows matcha well enough to offer a true critique… I was most concerned about his opinion haha.
In the end, he delivered kindof a compliment. Apparently the tea was how you would expect OJ and Matcha to taste, only far better. Hey, I’ll take that as a win :D
This was a brunch event, so a few people added prosecco, and they said it was pretty good. I added some bluberry wine and that was a great pairing as well, though the berryness dominated the blend somewhat.
Ahhhh. Tea shared makes for a happy day!!
Also? I now have a giant tea thermos courtesy of the gift steal. Oh and my gift caused the recipient to literally squeal, which made me pretty gleeful heheeee (a micro drone. $25 at walmart!!)
Oops, I accidentally bought some teas from Amoda. (All are caffeine free, though, so they don’t count right?)
That means I really have to finish off some more caffinated teas and noncaffinated teas now. I had one sample of this left and it was definitely a good morning to do so.
Creamy, floral notes (like jade oolong type floral), the soy milk really rounds everything out. The coconut flavour is very strong, but I think that makes it ideal for a latte.
Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Floral
This is one of the best (most accurant and pleasant) flavours from Red Leaf/Matcha Outet.
The coconut is pretty delicious and creamy, lightly floral (perfume) notes, fruity (mango, tropical fruit) flavours, and fragrant fresh coconut. No gross soapy coconut flavours like many other coconut teas (cough DAVIDSTEA cough). I really like this matcha and might purchase more on my next order. The creaminess is only intensified by making this with soy milk…double creamy!
Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Fruity, Perfume, Smooth, Tropical
hmm my sample package just says “Toffee Matcha”, so I’m not sure if it is the same as English Toffee.
The base is bitter, but the brown sugar and caramel notes are really good. This is on of the few matchas where I can say I would buy it again.
Flavors: Bitter, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Cream, Nutty, Sweet, Toffee, Vanilla, Vegetal
Even though this is some-what creamy, I didn’t find it tasted like Baverian cream. I’m honestly quite dissapointed. I get a few custard notes, but they are fleeting and quickly overwhelmed by the base (typical green matcha flavour) and some generic vanilla notes.
Flavors: Bitter, Cream, Green, Vanilla, Vegetal