Turmeric Tea Powder (formerly Golden Matcha)

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Ingredients
Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Ginger, Red Rooibos, Turmeric
Flavors
Spices, Cinnamon, Honey, Rooibos, Spicy, Wood, Earth, Ginger, Sweet, Pepper
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 oz / 207 ml

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  • “T is for… Turmeric Tea Powder. There was some water left behind in the kettle so I probably added 8 or 10 ounces instead of the 6 ounces I measured out. Plus the 6 ounces of coconut milk. So this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Latte Sipdown (239) I dumped what was left in my sample tin of this into 8 ounces of milk that was being frothed. I don’t love turmeric, because its always more earthy than I would like it to be,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Noticed I had half a cup of coconut milk left and I wanted to use it up, and I had some Golden Milk mix in the past that I quite liked in coconut milk, so I thought I’d try this matcha tonight,...” Read full tasting note
    37
  • “Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 17 Ugh, after some grueling travel involving plane cancellations and unplanned overnight hotel stays, I’m finally back home… Thank goodness. I expect...” Read full tasting note
    72

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

We have used our award-winning caffeine-free rooibos matcha in this soothing turmeric tea blend. The health benefits of turmeric tea have been celebrated for thousands of years. Just whisk up with coconut milk & raw honey for an immune-boosting Golden Milk!

Ingredients
Turmeric, cinnamon, rooibos matcha, ginger, black pepper

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T is for… Turmeric Tea Powder.

There was some water left behind in the kettle so I probably added 8 or 10 ounces instead of the 6 ounces I measured out. Plus the 6 ounces of coconut milk. So this cup could be a little stronger. The flavor is strong enough for me today though. I can taste the turmeric; my first sip was gritty so I’m sure much has settled and is waiting for me at the bottom of my cup.

Today has been a good day. I put my phone away (actually, I handed it to James and asked him to put it somewhere), grabbed some books and spent the afternoon reading on the porch. The break was needed after some exhausting text convo yesterday about our foster cat. Now that that the sun is going down, this cozy caffeine-free rooibos is welcome. Though I don’t taste any rooibos, only turmeric and vague spices.

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Latte Sipdown (239)

I dumped what was left in my sample tin of this into 8 ounces of milk that was being frothed. I don’t love turmeric, because its always more earthy than I would like it to be, but I had this before with a drizzle of honey and it was pretty good. I made this the same way, though I might have put more honey than I intended. It helps cover the earthiness and provides a nice counter balance to the spice. However, the extra amount of honey I added by accident has made this too sweet and now instead of balancing the spice, it is trying to overpower it. It’s fine but as a rooibos matcha that focuses on turmeric, this was never going to be a favorite. I am surprised at how much I did enjoy it though.

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Noticed I had half a cup of coconut milk left and I wanted to use it up, and I had some Golden Milk mix in the past that I quite liked in coconut milk, so I thought I’d try this matcha tonight, since it uses a rooibos base rather than green tea and thus is caffeine free (I switch to herbal-mode after 6 pm). Wisked up half a teaspoon as a warm latte with 50/50 hot water and coconut milk.

While I have enjoyed other flavored matcha by Bird & Blend I’ve tried in the past (granted, they were with actual green tea matcha), I am not a fan of this. The separation is pretty bad, leaving a sort of “cinnamon grain” texture to the sip. And it doesn’t taste like turmeric to me at all? It tastes very strongly of rooibos and cinnamon spice. It’s a strong cinnamon flavor too, with a bit of that honey/woody red rooibos taste beneath. It is quite heated, which is likely the doing of the multi-spice blend used, but other than getting the hot sensation in my mouth, I’m just not getting the flavor. And then the coconut from the milk, which was meant to compliment the turmeric (as I like that flavor pairing), but since I’m not tasting any turm at all, the coconut flavor seems very strange juxtaposed with the rooibos and cinnamon.

I mean, I will be able to finish the cup… but meh. Big pass for me, and I will definitely be finishing off the little sample tin by dumping it into a pumpkin spice smoothie this weekend.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Honey, Rooibos, Spicy, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

Since this tasted so strongly of cinnamon to me, I opted to use it a peach smoothie this morning, and that worked very well!

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Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 17

Ugh, after some grueling travel involving plane cancellations and unplanned overnight hotel stays, I’m finally back home… Thank goodness.

I expect that I won’t like this “matcha”, since I’m not a big turmeric fan, so I’m only preparing a half-size portion using a half teaspoon of the powder and 4 ounces of soy milk.

It’s interesting to say the least. The turmeric is the strongest flavor, and I find it to be quite earthy. There’s also sweet cinnamon, which does helps to curb the turmeric a little bit. But then there’s also some strong ginger and/or black pepper, which gives it a bit of a spicy aftertaste. Even prepared with milk, it’s quite strong on the spice.

Not for me! But I already knew that would be the case, so no biggie.

The Bonne Maman jam for today is Pineapple-Passion Fruit (Ananas-Fruit de la Passion) spread. Yum, this one is delicious! It’s very pineapple-y with just a touch of passion fruit in there. Sweet and luscious and yummy! It reminds me of candied pineapple a bit, but with a more juicy flavor.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Earth, Ginger, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 4 OZ / 118 ML
Mastress Alita

I actually like those powdered turmerics with sweet milk, particularly coconut milk — the coconut flavor compliments the turm nicely. I had this chai blend that was a powdered turm and tons of ginger and burned my freaking mouth off, I thought it was awful, one of the worst teas I’d ever tried, and then one day I tried infusing it “cocoa” or “matcha” style in coconut milk and straining it (making “Golden Milk” essentially) and it was fantastic, because the coconut milk is so sweet that it tamed the turm/ginger so it wasn’t an intolerable spice bomb.

VariaTEA

This jam has been the most intriguing this far. Also you should check out Kitten and the Bear if you ever get the chance. Their jams are quite delicious!

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I really had a craving for golden milk last night, which I indulged since I had some coconut milk on hand. It was pretty excellent; creamy, sweet, coconutty, with a nice edge of spice. I added 1 tsp of honey and an extra sprinkle of both turmeric and cinnamon to my cup, and the result is basically liquid joy. I didn’t ever think turmeric matcha would be something I’d actively want to keep around, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy a large tin when my sample is gone. Deliciousness!

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