DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 19
Yay, it’s the weekend! And I was actually quite intrigued to see this flavor, as I really enjoy sencha with sakura. Even though I’m not a big floral fan, I find sakura to be very different from other florals and I really like it. So hopefully this is yummy!
Dry scent is very cherry candy-like. Not a good sign…
Prepared this straight and iced, as I figured this flavor would be better that way, plus I hadn’t tried that preparation yet.
To be honest, I hate this. It tastes like a cloying and powdery cherry candy, maybe cherry Smarties, mixed with a little bit of sakura. It has a weird powdery mouthfeel as well, though I’m not sure if that’s just because of my preparation so I won’t hold it against it. The cherry flavor is very cough medicine-like as well… I don’t get much in the way of matcha flavor, though that’s a bit expected with these mixes. There’s a bit of grassiness and a hint of vegetal spinach. I don’t get much bitterness, which is a plus.
But overall, I think this is gross, and to call it “cherry blossom” makes me frown. I’m not able to finish the glass, unfortunately.
Jam time, jam time! Today we’re having Lemon-Yuzu Spread. I love yuzu in tea, though I’ll be curious to see how it is in jam, as I find it to be somewhat more savory than other citrus. Well, it’s very interesting… There are definitely grapefruit notes, and also quite a bit of bitterness from the included peel. I’m also getting a piney note from the yuzu, which I’m not sure I enjoy in jam form. It goes great with green tea, but I don’t really like the sweetness of jam combined with the evergreen note… Definitely an interesting one to try though!
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI_SUdFAQD3/)
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Cherry, Medicinal, Powdered Sugar, Sakura, Sugar, Sweet