Belgium Chocolate Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

This dessert-like drink will knock your socks off! We’ve combined our fabulous Matcha Tea with cocoa powder to make a drink everyone will love and crave. This is an amazing beverage that can be served any time to anybody. Not only does this tea offer all the health benefits of Matcha Green Tea, it gives a little chocolate kick you are sure to love. This dessert-style beverage is healthy, tasty and will make you smile.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have to agree with what Red Leaf Tea says about this Matcha, it is indeed knocking my socks off!  Well, not literally, of course, but you know what I mean.  This is a seriously delicious treat … and not only is it yummy but it is healthy too!

I was a little surprised when I first opened the container to this Matcha, I expected it to be a little … less green.  Of course, most Matcha is green, and usually, the more vibrant green it is, the better.  But I expected this to look a little more like cocoa powder or something, but it is indeed green.  Not quite as brilliant a green as the photo above suggests, but, there’s no mistaking that this is matcha and not chocolate milk mix!

I prepared this the same way I would prepare other Matcha – scooping out the desired amount of matcha, adding hot water (about 160° F), and whisking until the tea powder is dissolved.  It did not froth up very much, but what it lacks in froth it more than makes up for in delicious flavor.

Unlike some other chocolate flavored Matcha tea that I’ve tasted, this does not taste like ovaltine!  Don’t get me wrong, I like ovaltine just fine and the taste of it evokes fond childhood memories but I was really happy to taste the rich, bittersweet flavor of Belgium chocolate!  Yummy!

This actually tastes like a combination of Matcha and a thinned sipping chocolate, and I am loving every sip of it.  The Matcha has a sweet, slightly vegetal taste to it, and the natural earthiness of the Matcha marries well with the deep, rich tones of the chocolate.  A match made in Matcha heaven, this!

If you haven’t visited Red Leaf Tea’s Matcha Tea page lately, you really should!  I was surprised to see how many Matcha teas they offer now!  I mean, they had quite a few the last time I checked it out, but they seem to have added quite a few more since then, and they have almost every flavor imaginable!  I’m excited by some of the new varieties:  they have Pear Matcha and Peach Matcha and even Licorice Matcha.  OK… I’d say a shopping trip is definitely in order!

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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!

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