Organic Black Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Product Description:

Our Black Matcha Tea powder consists of Black Tea leaves stone ground just like original Matcha. We have left all the original flavor and healthful qualities of Black Tea for you to enjoy without compromising the value and purity of it.

Read more about Red Leaf Tea’s Black Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

Wowza!  Are you ready for a tea that will really SUPER START your day?  Have I got the tea for you.

This looks just like Matcha, except that instead of bright green, it is more of a dark brown color … it looks a bit like very finely ground cinnamon.  But don’t smell it while it’s dry (like you might do with cinnamon), otherwise the tea will be dispersed EVERYWHERE:  all over the kitchen counter, the floor, the air, and even up your nostrils.  Trust me when I say it’s not pleasant to have tea powder up your nose.  Want to guess how I know that?

I’ve tasted this particular Black Matcha twice now, once straight up (simply whisked with hot water and no additions), and once as a latte, steaming a little bit of 1% milk and whisking that in, using a ratio of about 2 parts hot water to 1 part steamed milk.  I enjoyed this Matcha both times, but, I think I prefer it as a latte.  It becomes so creamy and delicious!  It had the full, robust flavor of black tea (and then some!) PLUS the rich, creamy smoothness and texture of a hot chocolate.  Incredibly satisfying, and quite stimulating too.

The flavor of this Black Matcha is incredibly rich and bold, and it has that malty, baked-bread kind of flavor in the background which plays very nicely to the delicious caramel-y sweetness of the tea.  Slightly smoky and a slight earthy tone with a note of bitterness that contrasts with the aforementioned sweetness.  (To soften the bitterness even more, I suggest serving this in latte form as previously described, as I didn’t notice any bitterness to the latte)

I think this is the perfect tea to start off the day, especially if you’re one of those people who generally do not find much time for a hearty breakfast.  This has a very hearty, satisfying flavor and texture that will motivate you even on the most sluggish of mornings!

This is AWESOME!

liberteas

Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

One thought on “Organic Black Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

  1. vodoqc says:

    This sounds yummy! I’m not a huge Matcha fan (the powder thing reminds me of Nestea no matter how many times I brew it) but this sounds interesting; I’ll give it a shot.

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