Pulled another advent matcha sampler out for my breakfast smoothie tomorrow. As per usual, whisked the full tablespoon sample in one cup plain oat milk, cold, and sampled.
Compared to the other fruity flavors I’ve had thus far, I think I like this one the best so far, just because by being “berries and cream” my brain immediately switches to something sweet so the sweetness of the matcha feels complimentary rather than distracting from the flavor. Plus this was a nice “mixed berry” sort of flavor; I use the raspberry/blueberry/blackberry mix in my smoothies a lot and have a distinct “taste” in my head when those things combine, which I was getting here. That, just sweet, rather than having the tart/tangy fruity bite I’d expect from mixed berry.
Despite using the full packet, which usually allows me some matcha taste beneath the flavors/sweetness, I actually did not notice any grassy/umami matcha notes from this one.
I mixed this latte with a cup of frozen peaches (my other frozen fruit on hand at the moment are all berries and I wanted something that would provide a juxtaposing flavor) and a little yogurt (less than usual since my carton is very low and I want to get one more smoothie out of it for Friday morning before doing weekend grocery shopping). It worked well; I was getting the distinct sweet mixed berry taste from the matcha, but could also taste the peaches as well, and the flavors blended together nicely.
Flavors: Berries, Fruity, Sweet