Mermaid Matcha

Tea type
Matcha Tea
Ingredients
Carob, Flowers, Matcha Green Tea, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Cake, Cream, Frosting, Sweet, Vanilla, Vegetal, Artificial, Creamy, Butter, Custard
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Caffeine
High
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 1 g 6 oz / 179 ml

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  • “Honestly this smells and tastes exactly like vanilla cake frosting. Like uncanny flavor capture to vanilla cake frosting so I am happy. Plus, it’s blue. So blue. Which makes this fun and sort of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Holiday Tea-son! Ooo, I’ve been wanting to try this one! Little known fact about me, I collect mermaids! I actually added a mermaid mug to my collection on my last tea-cation! I wouldn’t say I’m...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Day 3 – Matcha Advent Holy moly…it went dark blue! From green to blue in the blink of an eye. It made a decent foam though with a beautiful shine. It tastes like chocolate(along with the smell),...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar – Day 22 So the B&B matcha advent did not have a matcha today (it was a B&B patch instead), but luckily the tea advent did, so I can still have my...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Magical blue matcha infused with blue pea flower!

For fans of our famous colour changing Blue Raspberry tea blend! This magical blue matcha is infused with blue flower, to create a deep sea blue brew!

Ingredients
Blue pea flower, japanese matcha green tea, carob powder, natural flavouring.

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Honestly this smells and tastes exactly like vanilla cake frosting. Like uncanny flavor capture to vanilla cake frosting so I am happy. Plus, it’s blue. So blue. Which makes this fun and sort of nostalgic since you usually tend to get fun colored vanilla cake frosting as a child…at least I know I did.

ETA: The one thing I don’t love about this is it leaves an aftertaste but it is delicious while drinking it.

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Holiday Tea-son! Ooo, I’ve been wanting to try this one! Little known fact about me, I collect mermaids! I actually added a mermaid mug to my collection on my last tea-cation!

I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest fan of Butterfly Pea Flower, but I don’t hate it, either. I’ve sort of adapted my palate more and more to the earthy flavor of it over the years, but still don’t prefer it plain; typically I take it with citrus (often lemonade or lemon juice) and sweetener (sugar or honey). I’ll be making this matcha with my typical latte formula for this little sticks, mixing the matcha in 100ml of 175F water, mixing 200ml of vanilla almond milk on the warm setting of my frother, and then combining the two in a mug for 300ml of matcha latte.

It’s a lovely sea-green color beneath the layer of white milk foam on the top of my cup. The flavor is quite vanilla sweet, but I’m uncertain how much of that is coming from my milk, and how much of that is coming from the matcha. It is a little cake frosting like, though, and only toward the end of the sip am I starting to pick out the pea flower flavor. It’s really quite subtle though, at least in latte form, and using a milk as sweet as I do. It really is reminding me of vanilla cake frosting. I don’t really think it is different enough from Bird & Blend’s Ice Cream Matcha, though, aside from the novelty of the color, and tasting even less matcha-grassy.

I still love the name, though. Because mermaids!

Flavors: Cake, Cream, Frosting, Sweet, Vanilla, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Day 3 – Matcha Advent

Holy moly…it went dark blue! From green to blue in the blink of an eye. It made a decent foam though with a beautiful shine.

It tastes like chocolate(along with the smell), it’s sweet but with a creamy undertone. The flavour isn’t strong but the delicacy of it is pleasant.

The after taste is sweet with some dryness and a quickly dissipated chocolate tone.

It was nice though very un-matcha like and I found that a little off putting. Sure it’s cool that it changes colour and I like chocolate (not a huge chocolate fan), but I love matcha for the grassy, seaweed flavours. If it’s going to be flavoured I feel it has to be done well, and this one just isn’t for me. Though I’m glad to have tried it.

For pictures and more info visit my blog
https://kittylovestea.com/2018/12/03/day-3-birdblend-matcha-advent/

Cameron B.

Honestly, B&B’s matcha base is too weak for me. The flavoring easily overpowers it in these flavored blends. Their “Pure Grade Matcha” is better, but they don’t use it for flavored matchas unfortunately…

KittyLovesTea

Yeah I found that. Apart from one or two decent flavoured blends I’m finding the rest highly disappointing. I’m glad it’s not just me though! I already gave a rant on the blog about Rooibos not being a Matcha.

Cameron B.

I should really be more pleased that I’m not finding B&B’s matcha to my liking, as it’s so expensive! Especially with the international shipping.

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Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar – Day 22

So the B&B matcha advent did not have a matcha today (it was a B&B patch instead), but luckily the tea advent did, so I can still have my morning matcha & jam! This one was a single-serving stick, so I used 4 ounces of soy milk.

This is a flavor that I’ve already tried in the matcha advent. The color is a beautiful seaglass blue-green when prepared with milk.

This matcha reminds me of white cake batter. B&B seems to have a lot of matcha flavors in that vein – like Ice Cream Matcha & Salted Caramel Matcha. It’s not bad, just perhaps more artificial than I would like. But since I can’t taste well today, I actually am not getting the artificial note here, which is nice! XD

From Bonne Maman, today it’s Pear-Mirabelle Plum (Poire-Mirabelle) spread. Sounds delicious! Unfortunately, I’m having a tough time with this one as it’s more delicately flavored and my sense of taste is even worse today than yesterday. I do get a sense of plum, so perhaps the plum is the stronger of the flavors here. But mostly it tastes sweet and vaguely fruity. I’ll have to put the rest of the mini-jar in the fridge to try in a few days…

Flavors: Butter, Cake, Custard, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Iced 4 OZ / 118 ML
Mastress Alita

Pear-Mirabelle Plum sounds like it would be an amazing tea flavor, to be fair (also a great jam)… I’m looking forward to trying the Mermaid Matcha, it’s one I’ve wanted to try for a while! Just need to haul my lazy gluteous maximus into the kitchen to hook up the milk frother…

Nattie

Feel better!

tea-sipper

I had a tea the other day that was supposed to have elements of Pear and Mirabelle Plum – Dammann Freres St. Petersbourg. I can’t say if I can really taste those though.

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I’m having a lot of success with matcha shots at the moment, so I decided to make another one! My relationship with butterfly pea flower is a bit hit and miss, which is why I’ve left this one until almost the end of my challenge. Having tasted it, I know now that I really had nothing to fear.

It reminds me a lot of Mermaid Mist, which came out earlier this year as part of Bird & Blend’s Fairytale Collection. If you tried that one and liked it, you’re definitely going to enjoy this. It tastes almost identical. It’s a flavour that’s hard to describe, though, since it bears little resemblance to anything in the natural world. The closest I can get is vanilla cake batter. I made my shot with whole milk, and that augments it perfectly. It’s so soft and creamy, a real delight.

It’s also blue which is never a bad thing, although fairly rare in tea. I believe this one was released as part of B&B’s Rainbow Matcha collection, hence the gaudy colouring. It’s a novelty, though. There’s absolutely no funkiness from the butterfly pea, which was a relief. Just sweet, desserty awesomeness. I need to remember not to be so scared of matcha, since when I drink it I tend to enjoy it…

No issue with this one. It’s fab.

Cameron B.

I’ll be very interested to see which matcha flavors are in the advent calendar. I was quite disappointed to find out that the Toffee Apple will not be included… I should have ordered a tin of it! But the shipping is too high for me to make another order now. :P

__Morgana__

Help me please! I am unable to get my matcha light green and frothy all of a sudden. No idea what I’m doing wrong.

Scheherazade

I don’t think I do anything super-special! I use an electric whisk, and I tend to mix the powder into a small amount of liquid before I top it up and whisk again, but that’s all.

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Well, this definitely isn’t the freshest matcha anymore – but it’s still ok.

Flavour wise, this still tastes like a buttery vanilla cake frosting to me, but this cup also had a sharpness to it that was like a sour grassy note – possibly from being overleafed? Possibly from age? I’m not sure what exactly caused it but it’s not something I’ve observed in this way from this matcha before. The colour was also REALLY dark blue; sort of a murky blue-y green colour that reminded me more of concentrated spirulina that the brilliant blue you usually get from butterfly pea flowers. It was good overall in terms of flavour and I’d rather this be ‘overly blue’ than not blue at all given that’s what the selling point of the tea actually is.

But the texture! Ugh, the texture! The butterfly is just so mealy – and it floats on the surface of the liquor because it’s so light and isn’t finely ground down like the matcha. Really detracts from the experience and it makes me feel like I need to strain my matcha – which is a sentence I should never have to utter for matcha.

VariaTEA

Do you put this in water or milk? Hot or cold? and how much? I have a sample and want to get the most out of it :)

Roswell Strange

This time it was in water, but usually I whisk it/shake it into straight cold milk and I think that does taste better.

VariaTEA

I will do that then. Thank you :)

VariaTEA

Do you use the same 1/2 tsp/cup measurement as usual?

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