Finally got more yogurt, so Smoothie Town is once again open! This is another new Bird & Blend sampler, which I was especially curious about since I have just finished off T2’s Jaffa Swirl, a chocolate orange matcha.
Prepared as a frothy oat milk latte. I keep forgetting I actually got one of those “matcha spoons” and found “one perfect spoonful” was hardly perfect; just no flavor at all. Added a second and re-whisked, and I was overtaken by what a punch-in-the-face orange flavor this had. It was definitely a much more realistic orange flavor than I tasted in the T2 matcha (which was a pretty artificial tasting orange to me); there was a sharp, citrus bite there like you’d get from biting into an actual orange which actually threw me off-guard. I’m fine with tart/tangy flavors (I’m the resident hibi-lover, after all) but I can imagine this may be a bit much for some. I recently changed from using Vanilla Oat Milk to regular Creamy Oat Milk because so many flavored matcha powders are “pre-sweetened” and my lattes/smoothies were just coming out too unbarably sweet, but I actually think this is one situation where the sweeter vanilla milk would probably work well with the tart orange and take a bit of the edge off.
After sampling I put the latte into the blender with the last of my frozen tangerine slices and some yogurt, and it is very orange! Ya, that’ll wake me up tomorrow.
Not my favorite flavored B&B matcha (I still favor Super Matcha and Ice Cream Matcha the most), but I was okay with this. I would not recommend it to the tart/tangy/sour-aversive crowd, though.
Flavors: Citrus, Orange, Orange Zest, Tangy, Tart