free sample from our order and it’s a nope. coconut green tea. blech.
“free sample from our order and it’s a nope. coconut green tea. blech.” Read full tasting note
“I love the idea of this tea. But, it just smells and taste like coconut. Not getting any matcha or cream puff. Sadly, I don’t really care for coconut, so this tea is a huge cup of nope for me.” Read full tasting note
“I tested out my theory that this needed more maple to balance out the overwhelming coconut flavour, so I mixed some David’s Tea maple matcha into this, and I think it helped balance out the heavy...” Read full tasting note
“So this was a free sample from the group order I placed with VariaTEA and Sil – it’s not a tea that I wanted to try from the website, and so in some ways I am glad I have received it free because I...” Read full tasting note
Ooooh is this one ever special! A little French, a little Japanese, and all sorts of delicious and sweet, Matcha Cream Puff is inspired by classic dainty choux pastry (think mini cream puffs and profiteroles) and Japanese matcha dessert cafes. One of my favourite desserts in the city is the matcha cream puff from Tsujiri. With a golden crackly domed top, it oozes sweet matcha cream filling and I wanted to recreate that in a tea blend!
Sencha green tea is dusted and blended with ceremonial matcha and mixed with maple flakes (for that crackly cream puff “texture”) and a heaping dose of shredded coconut reminiscent of cream puff filling for a sweet and creamy green tea infusion. Indulge in a matcha themed afternoon tea party with this one!
Certified organic ingredients: Green Tea, Coconut, Canadian Maple, Ceremonial Matcha
Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.
Steeping instructions: 2 tea spoons at 200F for 4-6 mins
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I tested out my theory that this needed more maple to balance out the overwhelming coconut flavour, so I mixed some David’s Tea maple matcha into this, and I think it helped balance out the heavy coconut taste. I think I should have steeped this for a shorter amount of time or at a lower temperature because it also tasted kind of bitter. I think I need to keep experimenting with this tea to get it right.
Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Earth, Grass, Maple, Pastries
So this was a free sample from the group order I placed with VariaTEA and Sil – it’s not a tea that I wanted to try from the website, and so in some ways I am glad I have received it free because I doubt I ever would have tried it of my own accord…
However, I gave the dry leaf a smell when I got the box from VariaTEA and… oof.
Not only did this smell so intense and strong, but the intense and strong thing it smelled like was that horribly sweet “Whipped Cream Vodka” that I drank way too much of when I was in high school/living with borderline alcoholics. It was like being assaulted with nostalgia at the same time as the pain of a dozen hangovers.
It tastes like Whipped Cream Vodka too – really intense, creamy and sweet but also quite artificial and a like bit chemical with a slight burn in the back of your throat. For all of those reasons, I have to say that “cream puff” is probably an accurate description/name. I’m not sure I got matcha through all of that thick flavouring. I actually didn’t hate it, and I think with something in it (like milk) to take the edge off what is frankly just a lot of layered flavouring it would actually be quite enjoyable. However, it’s right on the cusp of being too sweet/strong ever for me – and I like sweet a lot…
This was one I was looking at in my second order but ultimately decided not to buy. So, when I opened the box and this was one of the samples, I was pretty happy to get a chance to try it.
Now having tried it, I’m happy I didn’t buy it. It’s not bad but I don’t think it’s a cream puff either. I get a lot of maple and some coconut cream mixed with green tea. So it’s like maple matcha coconut cream. I am dozing off so I’m hoping the matcha will be a pick me up but other than that, this isn’t doing much for me.
This was kindly included as a free sample from Dessert by Deb. By the way, the packaging was absolutely adorable, with owl and tea stickers all over the parcel, pink paper, a hand written postcard, note paper, and coordinated gold, silver, and pink coloured tea packets.
To me, this tastes exactly like a Matcha Cream Puff so I can’t really complain. Coconut, rice, and the more buttery qualities of the matcha create a convincing cream filled pastry profile. Maple Crystals sells the dessert.
I like this a lot more than the Marshmallow Crispy Square, which while relatively tasty is also (maybe overly) coconut heavy. The coconut in the Cream Puff is a lot more balanced and complimentary. Also, Matcha Genmaicha is generally more fun than regular Genmaicha so there’s that going for it too!
Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Cream, Grass, Maple Syrup, Pastries, Toasted Rice