Cookies & Cream Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

A person who has not sampled a Cookies and Cream Matcha delicacy, does not know what they are missing. This is because; this wonderfully creamy delicacy stands a world apart because of its popular appeal irrespective of age or station in life. Cookies and Cream Matcha is a sweet treat that has been tempered by Matcha’s distinct difference and can be enjoyed by the very young because of its creamy resonance and older people because of its Matcha twist. Cookies and Cream Matcha can easily holds its own among the well-loved desert favorites.

Learn more about this Cookies & Cream Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

Oh My Goodness!  This is SOOOO good!

I feel like I should start out by stating that I’m not a big fan of cookies & cream.  I don’t really like the ice cream flavor, or the candy bar.  I LOVE Oreo cookies, especially the double stuff ones.  Oh… and they have a fudge covered coconut cream Oreo cookie thing that is just incredible.  But usually, I’d prefer my ice cream and Oreo cookies eaten separately, and not have the cookies crumbled up in my white chocolate bar.  I just don’t get that flavor.  It doesn’t translate into YUM for me.

So I wasn’t too sure about ordering it.  But something inside me told me that I HAD to try it.  Not sure why.  Maybe because even though the idea of cookies & cream ice cream doesn’t sound all that appealing to me, the idea of Oreos in my Matcha is very appealing.

And this is amazing.  This really does taste like I might have dipped an Oreo cookie in my matcha … rather than the cookies & cream ice cream that I don’t really care for all that much.  All that’s missing is the cookie texture.  But the cookie TASTE is there … I can taste the bake-y, cake-y, chocolate-y cookie taste as I sip this, along with the rich, gooey cream of the cookie.  This is like liquified Oreo cookie in my Matcha.  And it’s really delicious!

The Matcha tastes sweet and vegetal – and I notice that I don’t taste a lot of the “bittersweet” that I sometimes taste with Matcha.  The only thing I can come up with is that the cookies & cream flavoring have cancelled out the bitterness – and leaving only a sweet, delectable, decadent taste that is dessert worthy!   Seriously, one does not need dessert after indulging in this treat!  And … even better still, it’s a low-fat, low-calorie and HEALTHY indulgence!   Winning!

I ordered this with my “default go-to” settings:  the classic starter/basic Matcha with the distinctive level of flavoring … and this is just perfect.  I don’t think I’d want to have more flavor in this, because as it is, there is a delicious balance between the sweet, vegetative taste of Matcha and the sweet, creamy, cookie taste of the flavoring.  I think that more flavoring would be … too much.  But I don’t think I’d go less either.  Distinctive delivers the perfect balance for me.

However, I do think that this would be interesting to try with some of the other options.  White tea Matcha base, perhaps, or maybe the black tea Matcha base?  I love that Red Leaf Tea offers you all these options, so that you can customize your Matcha experience to be exactly what YOU want … just the way you want it.  And there are SO many flavors to choose from, you’re bound to find something that you’ll like … probably more than just one or two!

This is absolutely awesome.  You’ve gotta try it!

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!

2 thoughts on “Cookies & Cream Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

  1. Heather Curtis says:

    I was just curious how you store your matcha. Have you found that a specific type of container works better to maintain the freshness and flavor?

    • I have an abundance of tea tins, and that is what I use to store my Matcha. I find that the type of tin that is available at Red Leaf Tea for Matcha storage is probably the very best for storing Matcha, although, the tins that I use are not from Red Leaf Tea … and they work well too. The truth is that since I do drink at least 1 bowl of Matcha per day, I don’t keep Matcha around long enough for it to lose much of its freshness and/or flavor… Some people swear by refrigerating their Matcha, I don’t do this, I just keep it in a cool, dry place that is away from direct light, and this seems to suffice for me. I personally do not refrigerate tea any longer because I find that the tin attracts condensation and this isn’t good for the tea … so, instead, I just drink, drink, drink it so that it doesn’t have time to sit around and go stale on me!

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