Leaf Type: Green (Matcha)
Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea
Raspberry Truffle Matcha is the perfectly designed treat that literally melts in the mouth with its mix of sweetness and Matcha undertones. This treat can make the perfect in-between meals treat that is perfect for enticing the taste buds to want much more. It can also make the perfect desert when people want to sample the different alternatives that are available for the palate to partake. For children, this exceptional treat can be one of many favorite offerings on their special occasions.
Learn more about this Matcha here.
OK… how could I NOT try this matcha from Red Leaf Tea? Raspberry Truffle flavored Matcha? It sounded way too good, you know had to try it!
I went with my “usual” specifications for this Matcha, using the classic grade of green Matcha and the distinctive level of flavoring. The first time I prepared it, I was a little bit disappointed because I could taste an artificial taste to it. Then I decided to prepare it differently for my second attempt … and make it into a latte.
And as a result, I’ve come to the conclusion that this Matcha should be prepared as a latte. That chemical-y, artificial taste is gone now, and all that I taste is sweet, creamy, raspberry and chocolate truffle with Matcha! YUM!
To make my latte, I used 1% milk – primarily because it was the only milk I had in the house. I don’t typically like 1% milk, but that’s what my husband likes, and since he’s the milk consumer in this house … that’s what we get. Usually, I enhance the 1% milk with some half & half (using a ratio of 2 parts milk to 1 part half & half) to keep the milk from tasting too much like creamy water. But I didn’t even have half & half on hand, so, I just went with the 1% milk … and it worked PERFECTLY for this application.
I heated the milk, then sifted the flavored matcha powder over the milk and used my hand-held frothing tool to whisk in the matcha (I prefer not to use my chasen when I make lattes, because I fear the milk will impart bacteria on my bamboo whisk) and the result is a yummy, creamy, delicious bowl of Matcha goodness. I taste the matcha – it is slightly vegetative and sweet and smooth. The raspberry comes through and it tastes sweet-tart and bright … and then I taste the creamy, rich taste of chocolate. Because of the milk, it tastes more like a milk chocolate to me than a dark chocolate … but it is delicious all the same.
Now, the milk doesn’t exactly make this as low calorie as it would be if it were prepared with water, but, given that the water preparation didn’t taste as good as the milk preparation, I’ve still got to recommend you try this as a latte. You won’t be sorry!
By the way … keep watching the SororiTea Sisters blog … I’ll be giving away a pouch of this exact Matcha … same specifications – a full 30g pouch of it – very soon!