Plum Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Well-loved Plum Matcha with its invitingly sweet taste tempered by Matcha’s light velvety touch makes it an exceptional drink that can make the perfect accompaniment for both food and drinks where both young children and adults are present because of its ability to attract many enthusiastic followers. Its tasty play on the palate and full bodied charm enhanced by Matcha’s grassy appeal, make Plum Matcha a treat that can holds its own in an assortment of many different refreshments.

Learn more about this Plum Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

I know I’ve talked a lot about my beloved gramma.  She was the one person in my life while growing up and through my twenties that loved me unconditionally.  No matter what I’ve done … or failed to do … my gramma loved me.  No matter what.  I didn’t get that from my mother, I didn’t get that from my step-mother, or even my father.  My gramma was my saving grace, without her, I can’t say that I’d be here today.  She is the one person that showed me what it was to love and be loved.  I miss her so much.

So, there are times when I taste a tea and I’m reminded of my gramma.  These teas are usually fruit flavored … like this Plum Matcha from Red Leaf Tea.  That’s because my gramma had a very prolific garden that included just about any fruit tree that you can imagine (even a huge avocado tree!) and berry vines … even grape vines!  It was in my gramma’s garden that I learned that tomatoes taste good, so long as they’re home grown and picked off the vine at the right time.  It was in my gramma’s garden too that I learned to love plums.

My gramma would make jelly or jam out of most of the fruits that she harvested, because her trees and vines were so prolific that if she didn’t find some way to preserve them they’d have spoiled before they could all have been consumed fresh.  One of my favorite jellies from gramma was her plum jelly.  It was so sweet and true to the fruit … it really tasted just like a fresh plum, only sweeter.

And that’s just what I experienced when I first opened the pouch of this Plum Matcha.  I smelled my gramma’s Plum Jelly!  Before I knew it, my mouth was watering, and I couldn’t help but remember all the delicious plum jelly I’d had in the past thanks to gramma’s hard work and amazing fruit-growing abilities!

This Matcha tastes so good!  The plum flavor is authentic and sweet, and it accentuates the flavor of the matcha so well.  The bitter as well as the sweet of the Matcha comes through.  And when I say “bitter” here, I mean the delicious, savory kind of bitter taste that offers balance to the sweet tastes.  In this case, bitter is good!  In addition to the vegetative notes of the Matcha, I also taste a delicious spiced tone to the Matcha; warm spice that adds to the invigorating qualities of the tea.

The Matcha is creamy and smooth, and it goes down so easily… before you know it, your bowl of Matcha is EMPTY and you’re wanting more!  But, I caution you to be careful … one bowl of Matcha is delightfully invigorating, and two bowls of Matcha in one day offers you the energy you need to get things done (like the laundry, UGH!) but, more than that, and you might be bouncing off the walls.  It is a very energizing beverage!

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