Macadamia Praline Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description: 

Macadamia praline Matcha is incomparable to many other treats because it can be taken with other refreshments or as a standalone treats depending on the scenario. It is excellent for young children because of the health benefits that both macadamia and Matcha rewards their many takers. It bright colored appeal also draws many takers towards the sweet depths enclosed. This great Matcha treat adds its well rounded charm to many main meals during the day.

Learn more about this flavored matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

I love Red Leaf Tea’s flavored Matcha as everyone is probably pretty aware by now … and there is such a vast array of flavors available!  This Macadamia Praline flavored Matcha was very appealing to me:  I love Matcha, I love Macadamia Nuts and I love nuts that have been caramelized with a crunchy Praline coating.  I figured this one would be a tough flavor to beat!

And while I am enjoying this flavored Matcha, I can’t say it’s my favorite.  It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but, I’m just not getting a whole lot of the caramelized praline flavor that I had hoped for.  I taste the sweet, creamy Matcha, and I taste the macadamia nut flavor, but not a lot of caramelized flavor here.  I get a hint of the sweet, caramel notes here and there, but, not enough to where I feel like I can proclaim this as a favorite.

But that’s alright … they can’t all be my favorite.  And I am enjoying this.  I prepared this Matcha using mostly hot water, but I withheld about 2 tablespoons of the hot water that I would normally use, and replaced that with a bit of warmed milk to make a latte of sorts.  The result is a deliciously creamy treat.

The macadamia nut flavor is strong here, and I taste the Matcha, and these two components really work well together.  It is sweet, slightly vegetative, nutty, and not the least bit bitter.  I do taste a slight (very slight) artificial note to the overall bowl of Matcha, just a bit of chemical-y kind of flavor.  It doesn’t disrupt my enjoyment of the Matcha but I would really rather it not be there.

Overall, I enjoyed this Matcha, and I found that the last few sips of the Matcha were even more enjoyable than the first few … the chemical note seems to tone down as I continue to sip, and whether this is because the other flavors have built up on my palate or because the bowl has cooled down, I don’t know … but I do know that I like it much better.  Perhaps the way to have this is as a chilled latte then?  Yummy!

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