Royal Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Product Description:

137 times more antioxidants than any other green tea!

Enjoy the splendor, color and intoxicating smell of Royal Matcha green tea. Let its beautiful hue and lovely scent invigorate your senses.

This really is a royal tea of green tea leaves ground by granite to make a fine powder for your enjoyment and is easily prepared. Its stone ground preparation also affords it all the nutrition it naturally possesses without compromise making it one of the highest quality teas available.

Learn more about this tea here.

Product Review:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  And what better way to ring in the new year than with a bowl of Matcha?  It will give you a power-packed punch of energy to get going on those new years resolutions!

This is an very good ceremonial grade Matcha from Red Leaf Tea. The color is a bit darker than some Matcha, it whisks up to a deep jade color.  It is thick and rich, and it has a remarkable buttery note to it that I seldom notice in Matcha.  It has some rich, chocolate-like background notes, and very little vegetative taste which I find uncommon for a Matcha as well, as the vegetal taste is usually what I notice first.  Instead, I am tasting more earthiness than vegetative taste, and a well balanced bitter-sweet flavor.

It has a slightly chalky note to it which was particularly noticeable within the first two or three sips, but, each sip after that was quite smooth and very enjoyable.  No sediment at the bottom of the bowl, which was nice to see.

Overall, a tasty Matcha.  I think that this would be a good choice for someone who is looking for a less vegetative Matcha.  This one has some really distinctive flavors that are quite interesting and enjoyable.


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!

2 thoughts on “Royal Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

  1. Thanks for the review, I’ve been wondering what Red Leaf’s matcha tastes like. Darker color usually isn’t a good sign, nor is bitterness, but the flavors sound intriguing ….

  2. Hi Eric:

    Thanks for reading!

    It’s not really an off-putting *bitterness* that I taste from this tea but more of a bittersweet flavor, which is something that I pick up with every matcha that I’ve tasted thus far.

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