Review: Red Leaf Tea Lucuma Matcha

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Thumbs up!"a quality matcha flavor with just a hint of extra sweetness; what I particularly enjoyed is the creamy mouth feel of this tea"
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Lucuma matcha? What is Lacuma matcha? Well, more accurately, what is Lucuma? Google tells me that Lucuma is a tropical fruit native to Peru, and the Red Leaf website tells me that the powder made from Lucuma is very sweet and has been a staple for the ancient Incas. Matcha on its own tends to be sweeter than most teas, so I was questioning the addition of a sweetening ingredient. But as it turns out, this is a very good blend. I followed the Red Leaf steeping guidelines and prepared a small cup of tea with a nice froth on top. Without actually ever having tasted the lucuma fruit, it is hard for me to say how much this tea captures that lucuma flavor. But I can say that this tea does offer a quality matcha flavor with just a hint of extra sweetness. What I particularly enjoyed is the creamy mouth feel of this tea. Red Leaf's website mentions the term "velvety", and I find that to be a pretty accurate description. While the flavor of lucuma isn't overt, this is still a solid matcha that has just an extra kick of sweetness. I found this to me a great option for my morning smoothies made with almond milk, bananas, cocoa powder, and a touch of matcha. I will no doubt enjoy the remainder of my sample, and will consider purchasing more of this.

— To purchase Red Leaf Tea Lucuma Matcha, 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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One Response to “Review: Red Leaf Tea Lucuma Matcha”

  1. jamie Says:

    This sounds great! I just ordered some lucuma powder for homemade ice cream this summer and now here it is featured in a matcha. I might have to try some of this!!

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