French Vanilla Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

French-VanillaMatchaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green (Matcha)

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Tea Description:

When anyone wants to partake of a snack that is deliciously sweet, perfectly healthy and unique in flavor, French Vanilla Matcha becomes an obvious choice. This is because, unlike Madagascar Vanilla Matcha, it has a creamier look and texture and is very smooth on any palate. 

Learn more about this flavored matcha here.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This French Vanilla Flavored Matcha from Red Leaf Tea might just be my favorite flavored Matcha that I’ve yet to try!  It is so creamy and delicious!  And it makes a divine latte – we’re talking HEAVENLY!

By now, I’ve tried quite a few of the flavored Matcha selections from Red Leaf Tea – although there are still quite a few that I’ve yet to try!  So much Matcha … not enough time to drink it all!  Ha!  And the truth is, I’ve enjoyed most of the ones that I’ve tried (although there have been a few that I haven’t really liked, and some that I just disliked).  But every once in a while, I’ll try one that just knocks my socks off.  OK, well, my socks are still on (they’re cozy, warm wool socks if you’re interested).  But, this is really, really tasty.

I went with my “usual” specifications with this tea:  the classic grade of Matcha with a distinctive level of of flavoring.  More often than not, I find that these specifications work out well for me, I get enough of that Matcha flavor so that I know I’m drinking Matcha, and the flavoring is not so delicate.  (Matcha can sometimes be a pretty strong flavor and a more delicate flavor level is sometimes too subtle for my liking.  I want to taste the flavoring too!)

And with these specifications, I was able to taste both the slightly vegetative, creamy, fresh tasting Matcha with hints of cacao and butter, as well as the creamy, decadently sweet notes of French Vanilla.  While the rest of my household is eating French Vanilla ice cream at the moment, I instead prepared myself a French Vanilla Matcha – Latte Style using milk instead of water to prepare it.

And the result is an absolute JOY to drink.  I didn’t find myself wanting to even sneak a bite of the ice cream … I (and my sweet tooth!) was perfectly satisfied with this Matcha treat from Red Leaf Tea.  In fact, I think that this chawan full of Matcha goodness is probably more satisfying than a bowl of ice cream because I don’t want cold ice cream on a chilly night like tonight.  My warm latte was cozy and comforting as well as sweet and delicious.

I originally purchased this French Vanilla flavor of Matcha because I was thinking that it would be a good mixer or blender type of Matcha to go with some of my other flavored Matcha teas, but it’s quite good on it’s own.  I have a feeling that this Matcha isn’t going to last long in this house!


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