Pineapple Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Pineapple-Matcha

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Pineapple Matcha with its lively fruity appeal is an excellent every day treat for those who want to entice their palates with a combination of sweet tasting pineapple and the light Matcha charm. This exceptional fruity treat can instantly become a favorite with both children and adults because of its exceptionally tasty presence within the palate. It forms a wonderful accompaniment for both foods and drinks that need to be enlivened by the tangy taste of pineapples.

Learn more about this flavored Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

I am LOVING this Pineapple Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea – I absolutely love it!  The sweet, juicy flavor of pineapple with the creamy, sweet, lush flavor of the Matcha are two tastes that work really well together.

I ordered this Matcha using my “usual” specifications – that is:  Classic grade of green tea Matcha and the Distinctive level of flavoring.  This produced a Matcha that froths up nicely and has a nice balance of both the Matcha and pineapple flavors.  I prepared this the way I traditionally prepare Matcha:  measuring out the powdered green tea leaf into my Chawan and then adding hot water and whisking together with my Chasen until the two ingredients are well incorporated.  It isn’t REALLY frothy, but then, the classic grade of Matcha doesn’t really froth up quite as nicely as the more expensive (and better quality) grades.  But, that’s alright.  I like this just the way it is.  It tastes fresh and smooth and sweet!

The pineapple tastes sweet and adds a nice tropical taste to the slightly vegetal taste of the Matcha.  There is a slight chemical taste to this flavored Matcha … but the effect on the overall bowl of Matcha is so very insignificant.  I don’t really notice it when I take a casual sip, it is only when I’m really focused on the flavors that I notice this slight “artificial” note … and it makes it taste a bit more like a pineapple candy than say, a chunk of fresh pineapple.  The pineapple taste lingers long into the aftertaste, and it is here where I really appreciate the flavor of the pineapple … and this pineapple-y aftertaste tastes like real pineapple (as opposed to the aforementioned “pineapple candy” taste).

The Matcha is sweet and creamy and smooth.  It doesn’t taste gritty and I like that the Matcha stayed incorporated throughout the sip.  It didn’t become separated and those last few sips tasted just as creamy and well-mixed as the first few sips!  YUMMY!

A really nice flavored Matcha … really nice!

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