Surprise! One last Halloween tea sneaking into the lineup for October…
So, “blue lattes” and “blue matcha” are definitely kind of a thing – usually just straight butterfly pea flower powder or spirulina powder, which is kind of gnarly tasting on its own. So, it’s honestly surprising that we’re only just now launching this seemingly quintessential blue matcha. I think we’ve done it in a fun way, though!
I’ll be honest, I don’t love this tea straight, especially hot – it has a kind of thin general fruitiness to it with hints of ginger and matcha. However, as a latte!? Well, total game changer. I especially like it as an iced latte! It turns a nice deep blue that reminds me of the blue milk from Star Wars, and the longer you take to drink it the richer the blue colour becomes as the small butterfly pea flower particles in the tea slowly begin to steep out in the suspension.
The taste gets better with milk in my opinion too. It’s still a bit generic tasting in terms of its fruitiness, but it definitely leans more berry with some blue raspberry/acai/blackberry flavours all in the general jumble. I don’t get as much ginger, which I’m personally thankful for. However, with the added creaminess of milk or a milk alternative it reminds in a super nostalgic way of fruity cereal milk enjoyed on Saturday mornings. I love this kind of Halloween twist on a sort of nostalgic flavour.
You probably wont catch me having this one hot and straight any time soon, but those iced lattes… Just delicious!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989TyvhyvOY&ab_channel=bedfashion
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