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Berry Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

July8

Berries-Matcha

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

For the ultimate experience with Mother Nature’s bountiful offerings, Berry Matcha makes the obvious choice. Filled with the unique goodness and sweet taste of selected berries combined with the unforgettable Matcha essence, Berry Matcha lends its wonderful taste into the palate. It can be the most natural choice to enliven favorite snacks or deserts like ice creams, smoothies, or syrups. The added flavor of choice berries gives these everyday treats a new exciting flavor and enhanced tanginess.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I’m taking an iced Matcha Latte break with this Berry Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea!  It’s a great way to beat the heat!

This Berry Matcha has a really refreshing flavor that works well as a latte (either hot or iced!).  To make a latte using cold milk, I’d recommend using your handy kitchen blender – just add milk, maybe an ice cube or two, and a couple of scoops of the Berry Matcha and blend until smooth.  If you’re wanting a hot Matcha latte, just heat up the milk and whisk it (I’d recommend using a metal whisk or a hand-held frother for this job, because I’d fear bacteria build up on my bamboo whisk!) until smooth and frothy.

It also tastes great non-latte.  (Hint:  For a cold Matcha drink, just add some Matcha to your water bottle and give it a good, vigorous shake until incorporated, and enjoy.)  I like it latte better, I think, because the creamy milk really lends a “berries and cream” kind of taste to the beverage.  But when prepared traditionally, the berry flavor really pops!  So, I guess it’s really all about what sounds best to you.

This particular Matcha was crafted by Red Leaf Tea using my “go to” specifications:  the classic grade of green tea Matcha with the distinctive level of flavoring.  And this works perfectly for this Matcha – the berry flavor here is very bright and vibrant.  There is just the right amount of sweetness to the berry tartness.  A really nice balance.

I don’t know that I can necessarily pick out a distinct type of berry with this blend.  I definitely notice a blueberry-ish tartness and the sweet notes of a strawberry, but, it’s not really well-defined.  It tastes like a medley of berries, sort of like a berry juice … but with Matcha instead of all that syrupy sweetness that you’d get from a juice drink.

The Matcha here is sweet and creamy and adds just a hint of vegetative flavor.  Mostly what I notice, though, is a buttery note.  It’s a very enjoyable Matcha – and it would make a perfect addition to a smoothie too!  Another winner from Red Leaf Tea.

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