DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 20
Wow, I can’t believe it’s Christmas week already! It seems like December has gone by so quickly this year… Not that I’m complaining, I have 3-day work weeks this week and next week! And the week after that I have off because my mom is coming to visit! :D
This sounds like a yummy matcha flavor, I prepared it as an iced latte because I was thinking something along the lines of mango lassi. Unfortunately this matcha seems rather light on flavor, so this was probably a bad idea. I can taste a little bit of mango, and it’s definitely more candylike than authentic. I will say the milk cuts the sweetness well, which is always a plus for these pre-sweetened mixes. The matcha here is fairly light as well, just a little creamy vegetal flavor that reminds me of green tea Pocky. So not bad, but underwhelming with this preparation. I also don’t love the artificial-tasting mango.
3, 2, 1… Let’s jam! Today it’s Apricot-Lavender Spread, which sounds highly interesting to me. I adore apricot jam so any twist on it is always fun to try. I actually quite like this one, the lavender translates more as a citrus than a floral here. So it’s a bit like apricot with grapefruit and just a hint of floral lavender. Very good! I’m really enjoying the extra zinginess and the small amount of lavender taste is a nice addition.
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJBt5wqA7_Q/)
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Grass, Mango, Sweet, Vegetal