Red Matcha from Pure Matcha

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos (Matcha Style)

Where to Buy:  Pure Matcha

Product Description:

Rooibos, which is grown deep in the heart of South Africa, is a deeply rich, aromatic, and flavorful tea. Naturally caffeine free and full of anti-oxidants and vitamins. 47% more than any green tea. Our Rooibos is stone ground into the finest powder. Allowing you to consume the whole leaf, just like traditional Matcha. By consuming the leaf, you absorb almost 10 times more anti-oxidants and vitamins than the regular method of drinking Rooibos, where the leaves are removed after brewing. This results in a stronger, richer, and naturally sweet flavor you will never forget. Our 100% Rooibos Powder will leave your body and mind completely revitalized and rejuvinated.

Taster’s Review:

Having tried only red matcha (aka rooibos powder) in latte mix form, I was excited – and yet somewhat apprehensive – to try this matcha from Pure Matcha.  Excited because I hadn’t tried it.  Apprehensive because I have never been very fond of plain rooibos.

Generally, I like rooibos ok if it’s been flavored, but, unflavored rooibos isn’t my favorite thing to drink.  I worried that this might taste similar.  And, unfortunately, it does.  One redeeming factor, though, is that this has a much more enjoyable texture than the traditionally steeped unflavored rooibos.  It doesn’t taste or feel chalky, it is smooth and almost creamy on the tongue.

As I said, this tastes very much like unflavored rooibos.  It has that same nutty/woody taste and the same sweet note that I would expect from rooibos.  And even though I’m not particularly fond of drinking this prepared as I would normally prepare matcha, I do like it in smoothies or mixed into my favorite yogurt – it adds a very interesting dimension of flavor.

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