Flavored Matcha. Yup! I will try just about any flavor. (As long as it’s vegan and this one is). So when I saw Raspberry Matcha from Tea’s Me I knew I had to spend some time with it.
This not only has green matcha powder it also has natural raspberry flavor and pure cane sugar, too! I will say that I was able to taste the raspberry flavor AND the pure cane sugar right away. And I know this review will be a little backwards but I feel like I need to address the flavor right away this time around.
The pure cane sugar is just that – pure. It didn’t have a fake taste to it. The Raspberry flavors came thru nicely. When the raspberry and the pure cane sugar are put together like they were here they lingered long after the sip. I think the pure cane sugar helped the raspberry flavor along. I think the raspberry flavor toned down the sugary notes. Any more sugar and I’m not sure I would have liked the cup as much as I did…and I DID enjoy it! This is a full flavor FLAVORED Matcha – I will point out. So if you are looking for a berry type flavored matcha I would recommend you try this one. It’s unlike anything I have ever had before.
Based on this winning experience I hope to some day try Tea’s Me’s other two flavored matcha flavors which include Blueberry and the other being Vanilla.
Now…if you will excuse me…I think I will go have another cup of Raspberry Matcha from Tea’s Me…Nom, Nom, Nom…
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Matcha
Where to Buy: Tea’s Me
Natures Super Drink (1573 ORAC antioxidant rating)
Whether you want a boost of energy, refreshing drink or healthy cooking ingredient, Tea’s Me raspberry matcha is here for you. Matcha is one of the healthiest drinks on earth and now boasts an amazing taste. All of our Matcha is sourced from Japan, the birth place of Matcha 500 years ago. Great for cooking, lattes, smoothies and of course tea.
Ingredients – 100% Organic Matcha, Cane Sugar and Raspberry Extract
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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tea Licious
Sencha green tea with safflowers, acai berry and raspberry leaves.
Learn more about this tea here.
There are a few teas and/or ingredients (or flavors) in teas that just sort of make me cringe. And for the most part, the cringe is unfounded, because, I end up enjoying the tea. Acai is one of those ingredients. I had a pretty bad experience with the acai berry at one point – it was way too sour and bitter for my liking – and since that one tasting, I find myself cringing when I receive a tea with acai berry. However, since that one tasting, I’ve tasted many different teas with acai berry and really enjoyed them … but that one distasteful moment seems to outweigh the many really tasty ones when it comes to my reaction to acai.
So when I pulled this tea sample out of my stash to try today, I did, indeed, cringe. But I decided to ignore that initial reaction and reminded myself that I have liked more acai berry flavored teas than I’ve disliked. Then I opened the pouch and smelled it – WOW! It smells really good. I smell more raspberry than acai. It smells fresh and vibrant, reminding me of the aroma of one of those berry stands at the side of the road in the summer. Mmm!
This has a stronger raspberry flavor than an acai – and it is far less tart than I expected it to be. Oh sure, it is still a tad tart, but, it is more sweet than it is tart, and that’s the way my taste buds like it. The tartness is most noticeable at the finish and in the aftertaste, when I experience that tingly tart feeling on my tongue. But the sweetness is there from the moment the tea touches my palate, and lingers into the aftertaste as well.
And even though the berry flavor is strong with this tea, I taste the Sencha and it provides a really pleasing creamy note to this – slightly buttery and agreeably sweet. I find that it gets even creamier as the tea cools a bit, the buttery tones really seem to pop after it’s cooled for about five minutes.
A really enjoyable tea – it’s good hot, but even nicer iced! Very thirst-quenching!