Where to Buy: Tea Forté
Slimming matcha, with a tingle of cinnamon
to aid in keeping you fit and feeling fab.
Ingredients: sorbitol, xylitol, organic matcha green tea, Fair Trade Certified™ organic white tea, natural flavors, calcium stearate
Like the Ginger Pear (Regroup) Minteas that I tasted and reviewed previously, I’m liking these Matcha Chai Minteas. They remind me a bit of a cinnamon mint with an invigorating burst of cinnamon flavor that is somewhat reminiscent of “Big Red” chewing gum (do they still even make that? I can’t recall seeing it for a long time … but then, I haven’t really been looking.)
Unless I’m really focusing on the flavors, I don’t discern much of a Matcha flavor or a white tea flavor in these, nor do I notice many other chai-like flavors other than a strong, spicy cinnamon note. The flavors are there, they are just less noticeable than the cinnamon. The other flavors become much more apparent after I’ve allowed the Mintea to dissolve for a few minutes on my tongue, and then bite into the undissolved portion. Then I can really notice more of the chai flavors as well as the Matcha. Yum!
However, what I’m enjoying most about these is not only the flavors but also the texture of them (they remind me of my gramma’s Certs that she used to keep in her purse whenever the grandkids wanted some “candy”). They have a strong, slick surface that once dissolved slightly feels a little less slick, but still very fine and a bit like granular powder. Once I bite into one, it becomes a smooth, powdery candy-like texture (but not a sugary texture). And despite the candy-like texture of these, I like that they don’t taste too sweet. There is a mild sweetness to them which keeps them palatable, but it never becomes cloying or sickly sweet.
As for the fitness/slimming aspect, I think I would need to have more of these on a regular basis before I actually noticed “Results.” However, these are tasty enough that I certainly wouldn’t mind keeping these on hand and enjoying them on a regular basis… whenever I need something tasty to help freshen the breath and cleanse the palate. Plus the tin is pretty cute too.
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!
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