Cotton Candy Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Cotton Candy Matcha’s sugary flavor makes the perfect sweet snack for any dull day. This is because, this supremely sweet flavor is ideal for those who love all sweet things and relish their uplifting quality. The sheer variety of Cotton Candy Matcha makes it an instant favorite for those who want to sample the sweet delights that can be enjoyed by their palates. This is an excellent flavor for occasions of the young and young at heart who want to enliven their taste buds with something pleasurable.

Learn more about this Cotton Candy Flavored Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

Well, as you all know by now, I’ve been on a Matcha kick!  And I’ve also been really enjoying the rewards of it – I’m more energetic and alert as a result!  I’ve been drinking at least one bowlful of Matcha every day – you know, kind of like the oat cereal challenge that you see on television, only a bowlful of Matcha instead of a bowlful of oats – and I’ve been more energized throughout the day, able to get more stuff done!  I feel less sluggish and more ALIVE!

And really, a big part of the thanks for this is Red Leaf Tea and their Matcha Incentive program.  I keep earning rewards for my thoughts on each of the Matcha I try, and this means, more money with which to buy … more Matcha… which when I drink it and write about it, I earn more rewards!  It’s WONDERFUL!

This Cotton Candy Matcha was ordered with my “default settings” – I usually order a small sized (30 gram) package – and this is really quite a lot of Matcha! – with the basic/starter Matcha and distinctive flavoring (which costs a little extra, but really so worth the extra expense).  You also have the option to order it in a tin or in a mylar pouch, and I always choose the pouch.  The pouch is not resealable, but, that’s OK because I have a lot of tins at my disposal.  If you do not, though, you really need to think about how you’re going to store the Matcha and it might be worthwhile for you to order it in the tin.

The taste is amazing.  It tastes like it should be sold out of one of those little food carts at the carnival!  It tastes just like Matcha and Cotton Candy, in one bowl.  All that’s missing is the fluffy, cottony texture of the cotton candy, as well as that little bit of sugary crunch … but really, I’m willing to trade that in for the health benefits of Matcha!

The Matcha tastes very much like what I expect from Matcha:  vegetative notes, a slight buttery taste beneath that distinct bittersweet Matcha taste, although with the cotton candy flavor the emphasis here is on the sweet, with only hints of bitterness that offer a little bit of contrast.  The cotton candy tastes – well, like cotton candy!  Sweet – like cooked sugar, with a slight caramel note to it.  It has a light fruitiness to it, just like a typical “unflavored” pink cotton candy would have.  I think Walter would prefer blue cotton candy (yeah, I’m a Fringe nerd), but, I think he’d still enjoy this.

Really, there’s not a lot more that I can say about this Matcha except for YUM!


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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