Passion Fruit Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Passion-Fruit-MatchaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Passion Fruit lends its heightened sweet flavor to the light velvety matcha to create an exquisite tasting Passion Fruit matcha drink that is loved by both adults and children alike. This light and invigorating drink can be taken as an appetizer before breakfast, a rejuvenating mid-morning drink or a mid-afternoon revitalizer. It fruity goodness is ideal for young energetic children who need to explore the great tasting flavors of many herbal teas.

Learn more about this flavored Matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

I know that I’ve gushed on about the many flavors of Matcha from Red Leaf Tea before, but, I really love that I can STILL go to the Matcha pages on  the Red Leaf Tea website and still find flavors that I still haven’t yet tried!  Their number of selections just can’t be beat!  There’s a flavor there for everyone!

And I really like this Passion Fruit Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea!  It’s really delightful!  Sweet and fruity, but with just enough of a tart flavor to keep it from tasting too sweet.  It doesn’t taste like candied fruit or an overly sweet concoction … it tastes like true passion fruit flavor mixed with creamy, smooth Matcha goodness!

For this flavored Matcha blend, I went with my “usual” specifications – the classic grade of powdered green tea, flavored with a distinct level of Passion Fruit flavoring.  And this is just right.  The passion fruit flavor is strong and distinct, but, not overpowering.  The Matcha has a creamy, vegetative taste to it, with very subtle hints of butter.  The aftertaste is sweet and fruity.

The passion fruit notes are sweet and juicy tasting, but I like that they don’t taste TOO  sweet.  There are some really invigorating tart notes to this bowl of Matcha.  I’m not puckering as I sip this or anything, but, I find that the tart notes really perk up the overall flavor.  It sort of energizes the flavor – brightens it!

The Matcha is very smooth, and it froths up nicely.  I like that now that I’m nearly finished with this chawan of Matcha, that I still have some froth in the bowl.  I also like that the powdered green tea stays incorporated in the hot water.  It hasn’t settled into a pile of sediment at the bottom of the bowl.  The last sip is just as smooth and creamy and delicious as the first sip was!

I enjoy this served hot as well as cold.  For a quick and easy refreshment, try scooping some of the powder into a water bottle filled with cold, filtered water, and give it a vigorous shaking to thoroughly integrate the Matcha into the water – and drink!  It’s a delicious way to enjoy Matcha and quench your thirst too.  This is also a great Matcha to try as a latte – just prepare the Matcha as you normally would, but with about half the amount of hot water, and then warm some milk and replace the other half of the water with the steamed milk!  The creamy notes and texture of the milk really taste amazing with the passion fruit!

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