Mocha Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Mocca-MatchaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Mocha Matcha with its chocolate undertones and grassy essence can turn any ordinary day into a rare trip for their palate. Its fine coffee taste with the promise of sheer enjoyment make Mocha Matcha a favorite treat for all hours of the day and night when a person needs to relax and recline. Its understated hints of chocolate also make it a great choice for special occasions when people are looking for a smooth and even flavor that will be perfectly satisfying for them.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Yummy!  This Mocha flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea is quite a treat for this former mocha maniac!  Every morning before work, my indulgence used to be a cup of tasty chocolate-y, creamy mocha.  That is … until I realized that it was the coffee that was making me feel nauseated at around 11 am.  Once I cut out the mochas and the coffee … I didn’t get that 11 am icky ill feeling.

But this Mocha Matcha allows me to enjoy the deliciously creamy, chocolate coffee-ish flavor of a Mocha without the side effects that I’d otherwise experience with a cup of Mocha.  In addition, I get the health benefits – all the antioxidants and the minerals – of the green tea leaf from the Matcha!  That sounds like a win-win for me!

For this batch of flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea, I went with my usual specifications:  the classic grade of green Matcha with the distinctive level of flavoring.  And it’s just PERFECT!  This tastes a lot like something I’d buy at the corner coffee shop, but at a fraction of the price!  I prepared it “latte-style” today, using milk instead of water which enhanced the “mocha-esque” qualities of the flavoring.  The result is a sweet, creamy, coffee shop treat!

The distinctive level of flavoring here gives a good balance between mocha taste and matcha.  I taste the grassy/leafy taste of the Matcha – the notes of vegetation – but it’s not an overwhelming grassy taste.  The natural cacao undertones of the Matcha meld beautifully with the chocolate notes of the mocha flavoring.  The chocolate notes … well, of course, the chocoholic in me wants MORE chocolate always, but, I like the level of chocolate flavor here.  It s chocolate-y but it doesn’t overpower the coffee notes.

This is a sweet, creamy, delicious mocha like beverage.  There is just enough bitter taste from the coffee to keep it interesting.  The chocolate and coffee notes complement each other very well, and I like the way they entice the best flavors from each other.  The matcha tastes smooth, with a lovely creamy texture.

Another HIT from Red Leaf Tea.  This is one I’d recommend to someone who – like me – can’t enjoy that morning mocha because of the 11 am discomfort.  This has the flavor of the mocha without the pain!  Like I said … it’s a win-win!

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!

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