Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea
For those who are looking for a delectable chocolate derivative that will still deliver on the well loved chocolate appeal, White chocolate Matcha makes the perfect choice. This light colored delectable Matcha treat is perfect for those with intolerance for its darker chocolate counterpart. It however, does not disappoint in the bonafide chocolate taste that is appetizing and scrumptious. The pleasantly colored White chocolate Matcha is perfect for adults and children alike.
Learn more about this flavored Matcha here.
I’m not always crazy about white chocolate, and if given a choice, I’d choose dark chocolate or milk chocolate over white chocolate every time. However, I did think that this flavor would offer some good “blending” options, and that’s why I ultimately decided to order this White Chocolate Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea.
Since I’ve got quite a few Matcha selections in my tea stash, I figured the flavor of white chocolate would meld nicely with a lot of the fruit flavored matcha teas that I have … and it would also make a very nice addition to my fruit smoothies!
But you know what? It’s actually quite nice on it’s own too. For the purposes of this review, I prepared a latte, using a 1:1 ratio of hot water and steamed milk, and then using my hand-held frother, I whisked the sifted, powdered green tea into the water and milk combination. The result is a tasty bowl of Matcha Latte that disappeared in no time flat! (By the way, Red Leaf Tea pre-sifts their Matcha for you when you order it! One less step when you prepare the Matcha – which is kind of nice if you’re adding the powdered green tea directly to a water bottle for Matcha on the go!)
The white chocolate flavor is a good combination with the flavor of this Classic Grade Matcha, which has a natural “chocolate-y” undertone to it – it seems to bring out those chocolate notes. I like that I’m not tasting an “artificial” or chemical note to this Matcha. As I’ve mentioned in some of the other flavored Matcha reviews that I’ve written for Red Leaf Tea, sometimes there is a chemical-y taste that comes with the flavored Matcha. Some of the flavors work better than others. The white chocolate flavor works very well!
The Matcha doesn’t taste remarkably “vegetative” – it tastes sweet and creamy. There are hints of grassy notes to this. There are also buttery notes, and a very tasty white chocolate note that seems to be enhanced with the natural chocolate tones of the Matcha. I chose the distinctive level of flavoring for this blend, and it provides a nice taste.
This is one that I’m going to really enjoy experimenting with and seeing what kinds of flavor combinations I can come up with! And it tastes amazing in smoothies!