Lime Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Lime Matcha’s rich deeply tangy flavor is excellent for many baked foods. It also lends its rich freshness to many pies, ice creams and smoothies. It also makes an exceptional accompaniment for many fish dishes because it brings out the taste of the fish in a deliciously satisfying way.  This flavor is also a taste enhancer and brings out the true taste of many low taste foods and drinks. It is great for special occasions where people need their taste buds enlivened by the added presence of Lime Matcha in their foods and drinks.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

As I mentioned on Steepster, I ordered this Lime Matcha primarily for the blending opportunities it offered.  I have managed to amass quite a collection of flavored Matcha, as you can imagine, and I wanted to add a flavor or two that could be used as something that would add interest to other flavors.  Mainly, I was thinking that this would taste mighty good with the Watermelon, but I am sure it would go nicely with other flavors as well.

The aroma of the dry leaf as well as the prepared Matcha is that of a lime tree.  It smells quite like the scents I’d notice if I were sitting beneath a lime tree:  the sunny, citrus-y fragrance of lime, hints of lime blossom, the leaves, the earth, and the tree itself.  All of those smells are captured within this flavored Matcha.

This is really quite a unique and delightful Matcha.  The tartness of the lime is strong but not overpowering, and it offers a pleasing contrast to the sweet, “green” taste of the Matcha.  Also compelling are the bitter notes of the lime, and I suspect that it is this characteristic especially that allows me to explore the earthy tones of the Matcha a bit better.  I usually taste a hint of earthiness to a Matcha, but now I taste more than just a hint.  It isn’t a overwhelming component to the taste but it is enough to add real interest to the overall tea.

It is these bitter notes that have caught my attention, as well as my imagination.  I am wondering how this Matcha might taste prepared in a similar fashion to how I prepared this bowl, but with one difference:  the addition of a pinch of salt to the bowl just before whisking.  I wonder how the salt will affect these bitter tones.  Will it make the Matcha taste sweeter?  I think it will, and I look forward to finding out in the near future.  I also look forward to adding a bit of this Matcha to smoothies too!  YUM!

A really lovely Matcha experience – I love the way that the lime has brightened up the bowl.  Very nice, indeed!

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