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drank Olive Dust by 2A
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Almond Milk Latte!

I’ve been so fascinated by the concept of powdered olive leaves as a caffeine free matcha alternative ever since first coming across one about a year ago, but this is my first time actually trying one – thank you my coworker Billy for helping me to finally scratch that itch of curiosity!!

Dos Alque Mistas markets their Olive Dust as the Mediterranean answer to matcha and I have to say that, well, I get it. Aside from the obvious similarity in colour, the powder is quite smooth and mellow with many of the same umami/vegetal elements I love about matcha. There’s definitely a density difference, and someone expecting a one for one equivalency to matcha would probably be unsatisfied. However, I’ve tasted A LOT of powdered teas and tisanes, and I still find the mouthfeel much better than much of what’s out there being sold – and, in a latte form like this, there’s nothing unpleasant texturally at all! There’s just something really, really cool about this!

Tea Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CxgUoZZu2w2/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL-oAAL0Xzk

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