Tea type
Matcha White Tea
Ingredients
Lemon Oil, Lemon Peel, Matcha Green Tea, White Tea
Flavors
Candy, Creamy, Grass, Lemon, Smooth, Sweet
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Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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Iced 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “Sipdown (719)! One of the other free samples from Bird & Blend that they sent w/ my advent calendar package! I was really excited to see this one because I’ve not tried it yet and it’s one of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Day 4 – Matcha Advent Flavour is lemony but in a waxy sort of way. Some astringency also which adds to the waxy lemon rind taste. It’s not like, super lemony either considering the rind is so...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 4 Another single-serve stick. Sigh… I don’t know if I’m just being entitled, but these single serves in the matcha advent are really irritating me. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! Finished off my sample tin whisked into coconut milk; I was going for a kind of creamy-lemony-desserty kinda vibe. It almost succeeded. My main problem with this matcha is that it isn’t...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Our brilliant Matcha flavoured with a zesty twist of lemon!

Ingredients
Japanese green tea powder with lemon peel, lemon essential oil.

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6 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown (719)!

One of the other free samples from Bird & Blend that they sent w/ my advent calendar package! I was really excited to see this one because I’ve not tried it yet and it’s one of the few matchas I didn’t include in my BYO advent because there were just so many more that I was curious to try – as much as I wanted to include this one, it just didn’t quite make the cut…

But now I still get to taste it!

Honestly? It’s average – and that’s what I expected which also factors in to why I didn’t prioritize it in my advent. It’s certainly not bad or unpleasant – but really it’s just the taste of Bird & Blend’s straight matcha with a medium intensity, natural tasting lemon. This isn’t a “lemonade matcha” or anything like that so there’s no real, distinct sweetness pr tartness/pucker to the lemon flavour; it’s just classic lemon. Nothing wrong with that; it’s enjoyable and smooth. Very easy to drink.

I do like that there is actual lemon in the blend and not just flavouring – it’s also a win because the inclusion of that ground up lemon peel didn’t in any way seem to effect the texture of the matcha which is a HUGE win – my biggest issue with Bird & Blend’s matcha, most of the time, is that it tends to be a bit gritty/chewy when they include other ground up ingredients. That’s a non-issue with this blend.

Happy I tried it, but with so many other lemon matchas out there and the fact Bird & Blends teas are both harder for me to obtain and especially expensive giving international shipping and dollar conversion, it’s not something I’d get again…

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Day 4 – Matcha Advent

Flavour is lemony but in a waxy sort of way. Some astringency also which adds to the waxy lemon rind taste. It’s not like, super lemony either considering the rind is so strong.

There is no sweetness to it either which I expect from lemon. It’s sour but sweet, yet all I can taste from this is waxy rind with a lingering aftertaste.

In comparison to this Lemon Matcha and the one I get from Pure Chimp I say I fully prefer the Pure Chimp blend. The Bird&Blend Lemon Matcha is heavy on the rind and waxy whereas the Pure Chimp Lemon Matcha uses lemongrass instead of the fruit so it’s fragrant and creamy but with full on flavour. For me lemongrass blends better with the Matcha base. (Plus it has to be said that Pure Chimp is a lot cheaper).

I feel a bit cheeky for the comparison but I have the Pure Chimp matcha often and have for a long time. This blend just doesn’t Matcha-up to that one. (Sorry, I had to).

For pictures and more information visit my blog.
https://kittylovestea.com/2018/12/04/day-4-birdblend-matcha-advent/

Cameron B.

I’d never heard of Pure Chimp, but it looks as though they ship to the US! Hooray! I’ll have to try them sometime next year. ❤

KittyLovesTea

They do a few flavours like Mint but I haven’t tried them. They usually do little sales though so keep your eyes peeled. I’m somewhat disappointed so far with the Matcha Advent. And the single serves really should be tins!

Cameron B.

I’m with you on the single serving sticks. I’m always slightly irritated when I find one…

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Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 4

Another single-serve stick. Sigh…

I don’t know if I’m just being entitled, but these single serves in the matcha advent are really irritating me. At the price I paid (£65 + shipping) they really should have just made all of these mini tins. I’m four days in and so far, two of the days have been single servings…

Anyway, on to the matcha. Prepared the half-teaspoon serving with 4 ounces of plain soy milk.

I quite like this one. The lemon flavor reminds me of lemon drops without the sugar. It’s definitely not authentic lemon, more of a candy flavor. But I like it! It’s not overpoweringly flavored either. The matcha base is quite weak (as usual), but at least I can taste it a little under the lemon. I would consider buying this one (though in all likelihood, I’ll just order a lemon matcha from 3 Leaf, as I like their base much better).

From Bonne Maman, we have Orange-Cinnamon (Orange-Cannelle) spread. I’m not a huge fan of marmalade, but this smells delicious. The smell actually reminds me more of honey than jam. There are some orange rind pieces mixed in. The spread itself is a bit bitter (being a maramalade), but the cinnamon really helps to sweeten it and counteract the bitterness a bit. A delicious combination! :D

Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Grass, Lemon, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 4 OZ / 118 ML
Kawaii433

Now I’m going to have to try Bird & Blend Tea Co., Cameron. My first Lupicia should be here any day now too.

Cameron B.

I can send you a sampling of their teas! The matchas I only have a serving or two, so that’s a bit tougher.

Their shipping to the States is cray cray.

Kawaii433

Awww that sucks. I’ve never traded tea before, but that sounds good. I will send you some What-Cha teas that I saw on your wishlist. :D

Kawaii433

I’m new to all of this. ^^

Mastress Alita

Ya, they don’t make it easy for us international Teabirds. :-(

Kawaii433

:( I know I had to order a LOT to get the VAT and free shipping from Theodor >.<. I’ll have enough of their milk oolong for an army lol.

Nattie

If it works out any cheaper I’m happy to send stuff on to you. Not sure how much their international shipping is but it’s way cheaper to me for sure.

Cameron B.

They just added a free shipping threshold for international orders! It is quite high though (£64) but I’m excited nonetheless. :D

Nattie

Ooh awesome! (:

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Sipdown! Finished off my sample tin whisked into coconut milk; I was going for a kind of creamy-lemony-desserty kinda vibe. It almost succeeded. My main problem with this matcha is that it isn’t very lemony – and it’s not age; it just never was. It’s more vegetal in the way of plain matcha, with just a hint of lemon.

So – it was okay. Drinkable, but not as good as I’d hoped. I think I knew that, though. I might buy another sample in the future to see if anything’s changed – maybe it’s more lemony now than it used to be. I’ve read some reviews which make me think it might be. The best preparation method so far for me, though, has been as a lemonade – and I’ve added extra lemon juice every time. I’d be interested to experiment a bit more with this one in the future, though. It’s not one I’d rush out to buy, but it’ll probably make a return to my cupboard at some point.

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