I wasn’t sure what to expect from this matcha since there are so many interpretations of pear – it can be juicy and sweet, floral, baked, creamy…
There’s just a lot to choose from!
When I smelled the dry matcha, it didn’t really give any hint either since there wasn’t really a smell. So, when I whisked this one up and then made it iced I was a bit surprised at first how much it did actually distinctly taste like pear! It’s definitely the floral style of pear, and not really sweet at all – but that last part doesn’t surprise me since all of 3 Leaf Tea’s matchas aren’t sweetened, so you just kind of have to expect a dryer/more muted flavour without the boost of sugar. It’s still not a strong flavour, it’s just strong_er_ than I thought it would be.
I think I probably would have prefer something more in the vein of creamy pear, personally – I couldn’t really decide as I drank it if I liked the floral elements or if it was just too much for me. Maybe hot they would have been better as that would have been more soothing, but iced it gets a smidge perfume-y after a while. Still, overall I thought this was a nice interpretation of “pear matcha” and I enjoyed my drink!