Black Currant Matcha

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180 °F / 82 °C 12 oz / 354 ml

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The much loved black currant has been made even more delicious by toning its sweet sharp taste with Matcha’s light touch. Black Currant Matcha becomes a treat like none other in terms of unique taste and adaptability for any age group. This wonderful treat is perfect for the parties of youngsters who want to impress their friends with a fashionable treat among their refreshment offerings. It is also the perfect snack for many adults who want an exotic drink that is sweet to taste and leaves a lingering touch of elegance on the palate.

As an everyday treat, Black Currant Matcha makes the perfect companion for those hot summer days when someone needs a trendy tasty dark colored drink to accompany them as they enjoy the great outdoors. Black Currant Matcha is an excellent companion to many food platters because of its rich taste and lasting flavor. Its lip-smacking goodness makes it very popular among energetic kids as well as many adults who are still young at heart.

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One of two matchas left to try from this order! I really didn’t need to order any more, but the sale sucked me in on this one. I’ve found that I really love blackcurrant teas, and I have a strange desire to recreate Harney & Sons Paris in matcha form. Which, obviously, you need blackcurrant for! Now I just need Earl Grey to complete it (caramel & cream are already in my cupboard). Plus I can always use more fruity matchas. I find that the dessert ones I really prefer as lattes, but I don’t want to drink milk all day long (I’m mildly lactose intolerant) so fruity matchas = nice cold iced drinks! I got:

Size: Small (30 grams)
Grade: Classic
Flavor: Delicate

In the bag this smells like… candy! As Dinosara mentioned, it really does smell like blackcurrant candies. I don’t think they are that common, but a store in my town sells these pretty tins of hard candies and blackcurrant is one of the flavors. Also, tasty Japanese gummies are flavored with it! I made a tall iced glass, and the bf sniffed it and declared “this smells like Fruit Rollups.” Yup, the smell is sugary-sweet! Very candy-like.

The taste too is very much like candy. I’m not getting that ripe berry taste, but more blackcurrant candy and matcha. With the strong matcha taste (since I only got the delicate flavor, the blackcurrant doesn’t overpower it at all) this reminds me of a Japanese candy so much. Like drinking melted gummies! I only added a bit of sugar, but I think this matcha is pretty sweet on its own somehow. It’s quite nice, though not at all what I originally expected it to be. It’ll be a great snack for curbing sugar cravings though! You can get some here:


Mmmm, sounds awesome!

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6770 tasting notes

Thanks AGAIN to Azzrian

I don’t know why – but – upon first sniff – this smelled like Lambrusco! Not sure why but it was an intriguing aroma regardless.

This froths-up real nice!

After adding water it still smells like a dry-wine but more subtle.

I know I am sounding like a broken record here but this is TASTY!

This has a more mellower flavor than some of the other flavored matchas but it seems to work really well! It’s slightly sweet and quite creamy-smooth. It’s comforting! I can taste a sweeter – more than a more tarty or bitter – Currant Flavor. It’s subtly-juicy.

Yup! A nice comparison and alternative to a wine…this flavored matcha!

Another winner!

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This one is kind of hard to explain. Even with the robust flavoring it was not overwhelming nor sweet. I have never had black current so keep that in mind but I do like this – its very earthy and has almost an incense taste to it. Yet its not bitter at all. I am surprised by this one!
I think I expected it to be sweeter with more of a berry type flavor but its more like a grape but not really. Its very adult flavored would make an excellent wine out of currants I think. Maybe they do make wine out of currants. Now I need to find some to try on their own to get a better idea of what I should be tasting here in this matcha but for someone with absolutely no experience with currants other than in tea, and I’m usually pretty befuddled by it – yet always enjoy it – this is down right good.
I have a ton of candy like matcha and berry, citrus, etc but this stands on its own as a more earthy type of flavor. I did not add any sugar yet it has this very nice sweetness with a slight bite at the end – not bitter but sort of a tart essence that makes my mouth water just ever so slightly.
Wow this has been the hardest review for me to do so far just because I am so intrigued by this flavor. It does not even have to grow on me, I am a fan! The aroma from the dry form was a little on the chemical smelling side but it does not come though in the end result at all.

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I got in on the 52teas/Red Leaf promo (really, a promo Red Leaf was offering to help out 52teas), and the coupon I got for it was tremendously generous; I ended up getting a lot of matcha. More to review! This one was added the day I was planning to make my order, and it was on sale that day, so it was fortuitous because I love black currant. I ordered this with the Basic matcha base and with robust flavoring, from here:

Black currant is one of those European things you just don’t find in the states much, but I love it. When I opened the pouch of this matcha it smelled dead on like black currant candies, like the kind that you find in Europe instead of grape. I love how the purple candies in a mix of fruit chewy candies (like starburst) are black currant in Europe! That’s what this matcha smelled like in dry form.

I prepared it how I have been usually, which is to say 1 tsp of matcha sifted into a bowl, making sure to dump out the “flavor crystals” that collect at the bottom of my very fine sieve. I take a little ~180°F water just to loosen up the powder and make sure there are no clumps, then another couple ounces. Whisk very hard (I use a standard metal kitchen whisk) for 30 seconds, then add enough water so that the total amount of water added is 8oz (I measure out 8oz before I start the process and go from there).

I have to say, at first the aroma of the prepared matcha was a little funky to me, but I think I am still getting used to matcha. It did continue to smell like black currant candy, but with greenish matcha-y undertones. I sipped it while still pretty hot and decided to add about a teaspoon of sugar, which I find helps bring out the flavors a bit for me (though not entirely necessary). This is definitely a black currant candy flavor. I occasionally drink black currant juice, and other black currant teas, and the flavor is often darker and richer, in a way that is difficult to explain. This doesn’t taste like other black currant teas, it tastes like black currant candy (with some matcha of course)! Which while a little disappointing is not that disappointing because, as I said, I love black currant candy. If you do too, you’ll love this.

180 °F / 82 °C

Hmm…I wonder how it would taste if I added a few drops of Ribena to the mix instead of sugar…

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166 tasting notes

I just love this Matcha frothed up with milk and it does froth up very well. It is one of my favorites. I drink it cold and never get tired of it. I got it in robust.

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1137 tasting notes

Like this better than the fig, actually!
Thanks Dinosara!

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894 tasting notes

Awesome as a cold, blended latte!

leaf in hot water

Sounds intriguing! tangy currant + vegetables?

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390 tasting notes

this flavour is truly incredible. it boosts my entire smoothie to an aromatic, fruity, aristocratic work of art!

truly brilliant. no time to review….. homework, homework. RED LEAF…… i am sharing with fellow students, who are also amazed by you!!!!

2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

“aromatic, fruity, aristocratic work of art”—whoa!


=0) it’s awesome! it totally trumps the belgian chocolate or any other flavour i’ve had YET! (keyword, lol)

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