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I could kick myself. Really kick myself. According to an e-mail search, this was a free sample from SIX years ago. And I never even wrote a tasting note for it. And it’s matcha. And it’s still very delicious. This shop was amazing in the old days – they had SO MANY matcha flavors. Sadly, I was only able to try a handful. This is pure loveliness today so at least it was sitting here for six years for a reason. I heated a mug of 2% milk for 88 seconds in the microwave and whisked some matcha in with a fork. It doesn’t really look green. But I think that extra percent in the milk is making it extra cheesecakey. But now that I’m thinking about it, it’s very clumpy towards the bottom of the mug, so possibly what I’m thinking is cheesecake flavor is just plain milk flavor? Who knows, but I won’t pour the matcha in the top of the hot milk again. It doesn’t work that way. Guess I haven’t had matcha in a while. I will put the matcha in the bottom of the mug and whisk while pouring the milk next time.
Second matcha of the day and I am set on the caffeine front! Much better than the Irish Cream matcha. The flavour still doesn’t punch me in the mouth, but it’s much more present than the Irish Cream was. Yummy. Gulped my matcha latte down quickly without paying too much attention as I focused on this application.
My sample comes by way of MissB in distinctive flavour strength.
I bought this because I’ve become spoiled by high-quality matcha, and drinking ceremonial grade on a daily basis gets very expensive! This hits the spot. Beautiful, bright green coloration and froths up easily. I make this as an iced latte or koicha first thing in the morning. It keeps me energized and focused through most of the day, without the jitters or crash that coffee causes. (I started drinking matcha regularly so that I could quit coffee.) The flavor is deeply vegetal, like spinach, with a smooth umami flavor and light sweetness. I’ll have to keep this in my regular rotation! It’s affordably priced for the quality, in my opinion.
Flavors: Spinach, Sweet, Umami
So This was from this morning and I don’t remember much about it. So this will be a super short tasting note. This was a sample that I got last October during a website promotion (get a caramel matcha sample for 99 cents.) I’ve really wanted to try the flavored matcha from here. I prepared this as instructed hot with milk. It was definitely flavorful. Although the caramel flavor reminded me of coffee creamer. I think I’d enjoy the other flavors more than the caramel. So I either need to swap with someone to try some of the others or order some. I just briefly looked at my wishlist and it’s almost at 1000 teas.
Flavors: Caramel, Creamy
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.
Green March! This is the only matcha in my collection; I ordered it from Matcha Outlet, but from what I can tell, they used to be Red Leaf Tea. I don’t have any “proper” matcha gear yet (I finally ordered some today with my b-day funds!) so I’ve just been frothing it up in my milk frother (eh, it gets the job done in a pinch). I like it latte-style, so usually I froth the matcha up in a bit of water first, move it to a mug, and then froth up the milk and add it second.
The matcha is quite thick, rich, and very grassy in flavor! I find that it has some sweeter floral notes just beneath the grassy taste, and a very subtle fruitiness, with a bit of a vegetal astringency on the finish. When prepared as a latte, the almond milk removes that astringent bite on the finish, and brings out more of the sweetness in the cup, as well as adds a lovely creaminess, and since the grassy flavor is very rich and strong, it holds up well through the almond milk.
This was a beautiful, rich creamy green cup on a rainy St. Pattie’s Day!
(For the record, this matcha also makes a delicious pumpkin spice latte during the winter months, too!)
Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal
back from the red leaf tea days, this is still surprisingly tasty although the flavour is toned down a little.
back from vacation and my keyboard has broken my ability to use capital letters, apologies – another is in the mail from amazon. i will start logging teas again today. don’t want to disappear again.
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.
I don’t get many sipdowns, not readily anyway. This one I definitely worked for. I didn’t measure the matcha, just dumped the remainder in my sieve and into the mug, added a bit of sugar and hot water and waited for the sugar to melt before I frothed, then added a cup of hot skim milk. Delicious. Tasted really good, this last time too. I will miss it, but I have more matcha in my freezer still, ready to be brought in, should I decide to increase my work matcha collection to 5 again. Down to 4 now.
Not sure it was a terribly good idea to have caffeine today though. I increased my adderall dosage today (with doctor’s permission of course) and the last time I did that, I got the brain zaps for the first day. Haven’t so far today but I have a terrible headache that Aleve isn’t touching. Not to mention still recovering from gallbladder surgery a week and a half ago. Alas, back to work.