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