Pumpkin pie! North americans love pumpkin pie. It is a staple in our traditions, but we know it originated in mexico. It instanly reminds us of fall, is comforting, warming, and spicy. It’s inviting, if you will.
That could explain why I went through my 60g bag over the course of four days. I brought it to my workplace, tried it hot, but mostly put it in my smoothies (Celebratory smoothies, the type you forget has protein powder in it). This is as close to a pumpkin spice flavor as you can get, minus the carbs. I have a feeling Red Leaf are secretly chemists or botanists. They make nifty products.
It could also be because the actual matcha is good. It goes along the intense pumpkin flavor really well and while delicate, brings something to it. It holds up next to my pricier matchas. I think I might try it in white matcha form (which is quite the novelty for me!) but I’m perfectly content with it being my base in this one. If you like pumpkin pie you will love this, it is not too crazy on the spices, the taste is genuine, and everybody will comment that it smells good.
It’s that time of the year. Pick it up online: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pumpkin-pie-matcha.html