smilingrid: Red Leaf Tea White Matcha Review

April 09, 2014

Red Leaf Tea White Matcha Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Alternate title was "match matcha ey ey" but I thought I'd try to be professional about this.

I've been intrigued by matcha ever since I've learned of its existence. As an ardent tea lover, trying this new and stone ground variety was at the top of my list! But everywhere I poked my curious little nose always seemed to be advertising Green tea... and I should probably get though my stores of that before accumulating more. So, when I was perusing the pages of tomoson (as a way to postpone homework, but we shan't focus on that) and stumbled upon this opportunity with Red Leaf Tea for a unique White Matcha review- well, I simply had to apply didn't I?

It helps that they promise a whole slew of benefits from drinking Matcha including:

High antioxidant count to kill free radicals in the blood stream
Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer
Decreases fine lines and wrinkles in the skin
Helps maintain a beautiful complexion
Oh, and, it has only one percent (1%) caffeine content of coffee. This is good for sharing, since Kitty's not big on the whole caffeine thing but LOVES the natural tea thing!

So, that's what ground tea leaves look like. Ta dahhhh!

Not going to lie, I had to look up a how-to in order to make this first cup! Apparently there's a whole ceremony to go along with matcha traditionally, but I just added the water in intervals while stirring the tea to make first a paste and then a murky cuppa.

I also made a cup for Laura, since she was just as intrigued as I was! As a newly converted tea-lover (for which I claim full responsibility!), she really loved that matcha isn't as water-y as normal tea. It has a texture that puts it firmly between coffee and tea, which is really awesome considering we love both of those beverages in our room! My Canadian's score? 5/5!

I decided to break out the fruit to enjoy my newest addition to my tea collection! This was a wonderful decision and I highly recommend it- the fresh berries really complimented the natural sweetness and subdued flavor of the tea.

Oh noes! Out of tea but have more fruit... guess I need to make another cup!

And, for the record, I completely agree with Laura's 5/5 review!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I've read there are a lot of benefits from drinking Matcha! I really want to try it <3

  2. It helps that it's delicious :) Let me know if you do try it! We can have internet tea parties <3