Raspberry Matcha

Tea type
Matcha Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Creamy, Raspberry, Artificial, Berry, Candy, Sweet, Bitter, Grass, Sugar, Vegetal, Floral, Fruity
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 14 oz / 414 ml

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How it tastes
Sweet and rich ripe raspberry balanced by fresh vegetal green tea notes

We’re taking energizing matcha to new heights. Fuel your morning with this fruity and invigorating blend of Matcha Matsu powder, pure cane sugar and the natural flavour of ripe raspberry. Whether you sip it as an iced latte or in your post-workout smoothie, this finely ground flavoured matcha is an easy & delicious way to enjoy the feel-good benefits of green tea.

Ingredients
Cane sugar, Matcha green tea, Natural raspberry flavouring.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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Another breakfast smoothie matcha! Since I have a full package of this in the cupboard, I just used up the whole advent sampler in a single smoothie, and made it “double size”. Probably close to a tablespoon of powder whisked in 16oz of plain oat milk.

I was surprised just how sweet this was now that I’ve finished off my (sweeter) coconut milk and opened up a carton of plain oat milk. I thought maybe I’d actually taste matcha for a change, but… nope! At least mixing these straight in milk (my typical smoothie preparation, before adding the other ingredients) really doesn’t let the matcha flavor through… I guess that is either a good or a bad thing, depending on your preferences. One of these days I’ll have to try at least half water to see what difference that makes…

I didn’t like this one as much as the strawberry, and now I’m kinda regretting this is the package I bought previously before trying the samplers. I expect raspberry to be a more tart/tangy berry, which is what I like (hello, bow down to your Hibiscus Queen!) but it is just so sweet it doesn’t really read as raspberry to me. Strawberry is a sweeter berry so I guess the sweetness and lack of tang element felt a little closer to home for me there. So mostly I get a really sweet red berry flavor, like a fruity candy, and I get that it should be raspberry, but it just feels too artificial to me without at least a little tanginess. If I were getting the matcha grassiness underneath to sort of even out the sweetness/lack of that element, maybe I’d like it a bit more. I guess I’ll have to experiment when I finally break open the larger pouch…

Used this to do a chocolate raspberry smoothie (other ingredients being chopped dates, chia seeds, almond butter, chocolate sauce, a few frozen raspberries, and ice). The smoothie is fine, though the chocolate does dominate a bit. I do get a bit of a raspberry flavor close to the end of the sip. It’s still tasty, but I’m not one to turn down chocolate for breakfast.

Flavors: Artificial, Berry, Candy, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Tiffany :)

I was sucked in from one of DTs sales in end of 2020 (maybe black friday? can’t remember) and bought like 10 oz of this for pretty cheap. It will interesting to see if I like this one or not, but thanks for sharing your tasting note!

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David’s Tea Matcha Advent Day 10.

Almost got this froth right!

I got a little bit of a fruity scent from the tea, but I couldn’t taste raspberry at all (or any berry, actually) with or without the milk. It was a pleasant enough sweet matcha, but I wouldn’t call it raspberry.

Flavors: Sweet

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DavidsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar 2020 – Day 10

Finally caught up on tasting notes! This one, I will admit – third day in a row of a good matcha and I was excited haha. The smell was so nice and natural raspberry! Prepared in the usual way, 175 degree water, whisk, top up with hot water.

Smooth, raspberry flavor, not overwhelming, reminds me of the blueberry matcha just with raspberry instead. A nice froth too! Yum yum yum – I bet this would be good iced as well. Will happily finish this one off!

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DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar – Day 10

Oooh I’m excited for this one! I think this is a good flavor to try without milk as well.

Prepared with 12 ounces of water for the single serve packet. 16 ounces is recommended, but I find it to be too watery prepared that way.

Honestly, this one is disappointing for me. The raspberry flavor is just not great, it tastes very artificial and reminds me more of a raspberry hard candy than the fresh fruit. Not that candylike flavors are bad, but here it tastes chalky (similar to the Berries & Cream flavor) and it just doesn’t go well with the slightly savory matcha. The flavor is lighter than some others, similar to yesterday’s vanilla matcha. I also get quite a bit of bitterness from the matcha itself, which only makes the artificial taste and the sugary sweetness worse.

I added milk to the second half of the cup and it’s definitely more drinkable this way. The raspberry flavor is still not great, but at least the sugar and bitterness are mitigated. This one is just not for me…

The jam for today is Blueberry-Blackcurrant Spread. Man, Bonne Maman is really knocking it out of the part with these flavors lately. As the name suggests, I would say the blueberry is the slightly stronger flavor here, with a rich syrupy sweetness and deep flavor. The blackcurrant adds a bit of tartness and dimension to the mix. I’m never sure how to describe blackcurrant, to me it tastes like a mix of blueberry and raspberry with a bit of passion fruit thrown in! Anyway, it’s delicious.

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIn4CAHg-sf/)

Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Candy, Grass, Raspberry, Sugar, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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My sister and brother-in-law made a smoothie so they asked if I wanted some. I said yes, though I am used to my smoothies and not theirs. Thankfully they left me the last bit in the blender so I could add some matcha to their mix of mango, banana, icelandic yogurt and milk. The smoothie was thicker than I usually make them and had a different balance of fruits to other ingredients.

Despite adding a shitton of matcha, I am not getting much raspberry. I am getting a chalkiness though and I don’t know if I can blame the matcha for that or the combination of fruit and yogurt. Who knows. It’s fine, just not what I’m used to.

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I’ve been enjoying trying all of the new DT matchas. I made this one as an iced latte with oat milk (as I’ve been doing with most of the new flavored matchas), and it was really tasty. It reminded me very much of a fruity cereal milk. I enjoyed it, but it’s another one that I don’t absolutely have to have on hand.

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From the #matchamonday right after the Great Steepster Freeze of 2020…

I like this matcha – it’s not too strong, and while the raspberry is more subtle there’s something nice about not being as blasted in the face with it as some of the other flavoured matches. I feel like it’s also just got some good natural creaminess.

Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDJWnvYAWFX/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n750jaYDAmQ

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

Shanie O Maniac

You know better your talk about the Great Steepster Freeze and the Tumblr flashbacks I’m having I’m recalling the time I returned to that hellsite after four years somewhere around 2016 and was all “Wait, what’s Dashcon? What’d I miss???”

Also, cue Jefferson in Hamilton.

Anyway, now that I’m hardcore into Matcha Lattes, do you know any really good * sugar-free* matcha blends to try? I haven’t ventured into flavored matcha yet, so I’m a bit trepidatious, but eager.

Roswell Strange

Definitely check out 3 Leaf Tea!

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