Mocha Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Mocca-MatchaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

Mocha Matcha with its chocolate undertones and grassy essence can turn any ordinary day into a rare trip for their palate. Its fine coffee taste with the promise of sheer enjoyment make Mocha Matcha a favorite treat for all hours of the day and night when a person needs to relax and recline. Its understated hints of chocolate also make it a great choice for special occasions when people are looking for a smooth and even flavor that will be perfectly satisfying for them.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Yummy!  This Mocha flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea is quite a treat for this former mocha maniac!  Every morning before work, my indulgence used to be a cup of tasty chocolate-y, creamy mocha.  That is … until I realized that it was the coffee that was making me feel nauseated at around 11 am.  Once I cut out the mochas and the coffee … I didn’t get that 11 am icky ill feeling.

But this Mocha Matcha allows me to enjoy the deliciously creamy, chocolate coffee-ish flavor of a Mocha without the side effects that I’d otherwise experience with a cup of Mocha.  In addition, I get the health benefits – all the antioxidants and the minerals – of the green tea leaf from the Matcha!  That sounds like a win-win for me!

For this batch of flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea, I went with my usual specifications:  the classic grade of green Matcha with the distinctive level of flavoring.  And it’s just PERFECT!  This tastes a lot like something I’d buy at the corner coffee shop, but at a fraction of the price!  I prepared it “latte-style” today, using milk instead of water which enhanced the “mocha-esque” qualities of the flavoring.  The result is a sweet, creamy, coffee shop treat!

The distinctive level of flavoring here gives a good balance between mocha taste and matcha.  I taste the grassy/leafy taste of the Matcha – the notes of vegetation – but it’s not an overwhelming grassy taste.  The natural cacao undertones of the Matcha meld beautifully with the chocolate notes of the mocha flavoring.  The chocolate notes … well, of course, the chocoholic in me wants MORE chocolate always, but, I like the level of chocolate flavor here.  It s chocolate-y but it doesn’t overpower the coffee notes.

This is a sweet, creamy, delicious mocha like beverage.  There is just enough bitter taste from the coffee to keep it interesting.  The chocolate and coffee notes complement each other very well, and I like the way they entice the best flavors from each other.  The matcha tastes smooth, with a lovely creamy texture.

Another HIT from Red Leaf Tea.  This is one I’d recommend to someone who – like me – can’t enjoy that morning mocha because of the 11 am discomfort.  This has the flavor of the mocha without the pain!  Like I said … it’s a win-win!

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