Maple Syrup Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

The widely popular maple syrup can be likened to the combined tastes of both honey and caramel. Adding the toning touch of oriental Matcha makes this sweet delight more balanced and delectable. Maple Syrup Matcha can be used in many settings both for normal days and special occasions. On an ordinary day, Maple Syrup Matcha makes the perfect mood enhancer especially on many languid days that can be very dreary. On special occasions, the sweet scent and taste of Maple Syrup Matcha is enough to draw large crowds of enthusiastic followers.

Learn more about this Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

There are few flavors that SCREAM autumn louder to me than Maple.  The warm yet sweet flavor of Maple, the leaves from the Maple trees … just everything about maple is just so autumnal.

Maple is one of my very favorite sweet flavors!  I didn’t always love maple, or so I thought, when I thought Maple = Pancake Syrup.  I didn’t know there was such a thing as REAL maple syrup … and so my only real experience with maple was the flavoring in the pancake syrup that they sell in the grocery store.

After I had my first real experience with REAL maple, I was in love!  Sweet without tasting like processed white sugar, maple has an earthy taste to it that really appeals to me.  And this Maple Syrup Matcha is a delightful representation of the Maple flavor that I love!

It is sweet and maple-y without tasting too sugary.  The flavor of the Matcha – sweet, slightly earthy and vegetative, with hints of chocolate in the background – seems a perfect pairing with the rich, sweet flavor of maple!  They just work together so well!  The flavor is sweet, slightly vegetative, earthy and very comforting – something that makes you feel all warm and cozy just by sipping it.

For this particular batch of Matcha, I went with the classic grade of Matcha and the Robust flavoring.  Usually, I go with the Distinctive level of flavoring, but since my experience with maple flavoring in tea has been sometimes disappointing when it comes to a lack of maple flavor, I went with Robust because I really wanted to taste the Maple.  And I TASTE it.  I think I would have been safe with the distinctive level here, but, I am loving how strong the maple flavor is with the robust, so I think I’ll stick with it for future orders.

The first time I tried this flavored Matcha, there was a slight artificial-ness to the taste, slightly chemical.  It wasn’t a strong flavor and it did not intrude upon my enjoyment of the Matcha, but at the same time, I wasn’t pleased it was there.  However, today, as I sip it, I don’t notice the chemical flavor nearly so much!  I don’t know why that is!  All I do know is that I love it more now than when I first tried it!  YUM!

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