Review: Red Leaf Tea Chocolate Matcha Tea – Organic

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Thumbs up!"...the lightness of the chocolate mixed with the green tea is a nice treat."
Erika’s Teaview: 7/10
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After reading the description of Chocolate Matcha on the Red Leaf Tea website, the tea sounded like a little piece of heaven on earth.  The combination of matcha with raw, organic cocoa powder is a wonderful concept and since matcha is commonly served with sweets, I figured this tea would be a good way to kill two birds with one stone.  There are photos of the tea on the website, but I have to admit after reading the description, I half expected to open the package and be greeted with a Nesquick-type powder.  Instead, the package contained a mossy green powder that carried only a mere suggestion of chocolate.  I thought that perhaps the chocolate would be more pronounced following the preparation.

To prepare my cup I set my kettle to a boil and used the water to warm up my matcha bowl.  After discarding the water, I added approximately one teaspoon of powder and a fresh four ounces of water at about 170 degrees.  I briskly whisked in an “M” shape and froth slowly appeared.  As soon as I stopped the whisking though, the froth quickly disappeared and by the time I poured the matcha into a cup, the froth was all but gone.  This left me with a murky, forest green brew.

Hoping for a delicious, chocolaty beverage, I took my first sip.  While not as strong as I had hoped, I did notice some faint cocoa notes.  It took me awhile to find the chocolate in the heavy grassiness of the matcha, but it was there, quietly waiting.  I have sampled many chocolate-flavored teas and this one does not stand out as having the most pronounced chocolate flavor.  But this is not necessarily a bad thing.  Before making this tea I was hoping for an overwhelming cocoa experience.  But, I must say, the lightness of the chocolate mixed with the green tea is a nice treat.  This tea is a nice change of pace from a typical matcha and I could see reaching for it every once in awhile.

— To purchase Red Leaf Tea Chocolate Matcha Tea – Organic, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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