Lavender Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Lavender Matcha’s delectable taste is unforgettable because of its hint of mysterious origins. This special Matcha is quite enjoyable in many dressings, sauces and favorite deserts. This gives them the added flavor and color to differentiate them from refreshment offerings of similar treats. Lavender Matcha is a rare treat that marks the subtle floral differences in many fine dishes. It is the kitchen’s aromatic friend.

Learn more about this Lavender flavored Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

I love lavender!  I love floral teas anyway, but lavender is one of my favorite floral tastes in a tea.  So I was excited to try this Lavender Matcha.

For this particular Matcha, I went against my “usual” go-to ordering specifications, and ordered the basic/starter Matcha with a delicate level of flavoring.  I do love lavender, but with floral tastes, if the floral note is too strong in the tea, it ends up tasting more like soap or Aunt Hilda’s perfume than it does tea.  And I want tea in my chawan … not soap!

Oh wow!  It SMELLS so good!  When I cut open the pouch and started scooping the matcha into my sifter, the beautiful fragrance of lavender filled my nostrils and the entire room!  Wow!  Such a wonderful aroma!  It is so strong though, that I worried that it might be TOO strong … that the lavender might be too strongly flavored and end up tasting a bit like soap rather than like a delicately flavored Matcha as I intended.

Lavender is typically a flower/scent that is used to help enhance a sense of calm and relaxation, and is often used in night time blends to help encourage a good night’s rest.  So I thought that a combination of lavender and Matcha would be interesting (for lack of a better word to use) since I find Matcha to be very invigorating.  With the calming quality of lavender, and the stimulating quality of Matcha, does it just sort of even out … offering maybe a state of relaxed invigoration?  These are the things that I ponder as I wait for the kettle to heat my water.

And even though I did worry about the level of flavoring, I think that the delicate flavoring is just PERFECT.  At least for me, as a lover of lavender, it’s perfect.  It tastes strongly of lavender, but, it doesn’t taste soapy.  It tastes like lavender and Matcha!

The Matcha seems to take on an entirely different taste with the lavender … it  still has it’s vegetative taste, but it somehow tastes fresher … slightly grassy but in a fresh, sweet spring grass kind of way.  It tastes sweeter.  I usually state a bittersweet kind of flavor from the Matcha, but I don’t taste that here.  It just tastes SWEET.  Beautifully, deliciously sweet.

And the lavender has a sharpness to it that really seems to perk up the palate in a unique way that I find refreshing.  And I do feel that sense of calm from the lavender, but I also feel the invigorating power of the Matcha … it is really nice and quite a beautiful way to enjoy Matcha.  I think I might get some ingredients to make ice cream soon and try THIS matcha as an ice cream!   I’ll be sure to keep you posted on that!

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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!

One thought on “Lavender Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

  1. I had been very intrigued by this particular matcha for some time. I am glad you enjoyed it. I think I’ll have to put it on my wish list now. I will say however, I’m glad it didn’t taste like Aunt Hilda’s Perfume. 😉

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