This marks my second order and review for Red Leaf Tea. Again, I couldn’t be more satisfied with the service and amiability of the company. However, I think I made the real mistakes here again. I ordered the Sugar Buster matcha made with white matcha and the “robust” concentration. I have never tried gymnemna before and I probably should have just to feel it out. I just went for broke with this one because I kind of have problems with my sweet tooth sometimes. When I opened the package the smell was very potent, a little bit like mulch. It reminded me of many times where I went to go do yard work with my father. The color was interesting because it was a light brown which is like white tea of course. I didn’t get any white tea smell I think. When I put the water into the matcha bowl, the matcha didn’t quite react the same as other times. It seems like it separated from the water, perhaps it was the herb powder. When I finally tasted it, the taste of the herb was at the forefront of all the tastes, and it was very similar to dirt. It did have some of the subtleties of white tea in the aftertaste however. Overall, I think I should have chosen a green matcha, perhaps of higher quality with a less concentrated flavor of sugar buster.

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