Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Chicory Root, Cocoa, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee, Smooth, Sweet, Alcohol, Artificial, Roasted
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Iced 5 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Chose this “not-matcha” by Bird & Blend for my breakfast smoothie today. The raw powder tasted like what is advertised on the tin: a coffee-flavored cocoa powder, like dark chocolate and coffee...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown (795)! Finished this ‘matcha’ off, which was one of my advent matchas that I had extra of, as a cold latte made with eggnog! It wasn’t anything overly complex in its flavour, but if you’ve...” Read full tasting note
  • “Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 19 Another non-matcha “matcha”. This one is a mix of cocoa powder, chicory, maca, and guarana with added flavoring. Maca is apparently a Peruvian...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

A creamy matcha combo of cocoa & maca root!

Forget the coffee! This mocchaccino inspired blend is a creamy combination of maca root & cocoa with South American guarana – the perfect pick me up treat!

Mixologist top tip: Our Angel Teabirds have been loving Maca Mocka with oat milk and vanilla!

Ingredients: Cocoa powder, chicory root, natural flavouring granules, maca, guarana

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Chose this “not-matcha” by Bird & Blend for my breakfast smoothie today. The raw powder tasted like what is advertised on the tin: a coffee-flavored cocoa powder, like dark chocolate and coffee bean. But I am not one to whisk cocoa powder of any sort in water, and the only milk I have in the house at the moment is coconut milk (and it snowed last night — boo! — so I’m not about to go out in that just for oat milk!). And I can safely say, it just was not a good choice for this tea powder. It in no way tasted bad, but the sweet coconut of the milk was just too strong of a flavor against the powder; the cocoa tasted more like a milk chocolate (again, not bad, though I do prefer darker chocolate), and the mocha notes sort of got drowned out by coconut… like a mocha with waaaaaaaaay too much coconut flavored creamer dumped in. Which again, tasted fine, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I’m sure it would’ve presented properly if I hadn’t run out of oat milk… Sigh.

Other observations: Unlike some of the other not-matcha’s from B&B, I didn’t have any issues getting this to whisk up or grainy texture issues… my cup was like a smooth cup of hot chocolate. But I’m not sure how much “pep” the guarana is actually adding to the cup, and I like matcha for the energizing qualities… I could just make hot chocolate if I wanted hot chocolate. A slightly mocha-flavored hot chocolate isn’t really enough of a draw for me, and I certainly have never been in the whole “super-food” business to care about the maca. So regardless of the latte working out or not, probably not a tea powder for me.

I am, however, still glad I got to try it. The smoothie is at least nice (I added the latte with some dates, yogurt, almond butter, and ice in the blender). It’s pretty much just a chocolate smoothie (the coffee flavor really isn’t pushing through here) but I’m fine having chocolate for breakfast.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 5 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Sipdown (795)!

Finished this ‘matcha’ off, which was one of my advent matchas that I had extra of, as a cold latte made with eggnog! It wasn’t anything overly complex in its flavour, but if you’ve ever wanted a chocolate flavoured eggnog then this is one mighty easy way to achieve that flavour! Delicious, very rich, and so creamy!

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Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 19

Another non-matcha “matcha”. This one is a mix of cocoa powder, chicory, maca, and guarana with added flavoring. Maca is apparently a Peruvian root vegetable, and I’m sure it’s meant to be good for me in some vague way. I can definitely smell a strong cocoa presence, even in the dry powder.

This is tasty actually. The chicory gives it a rich, roasted flavor that does remind me a bit of coffee. It’s very chocolaty, but not too sweet or too bitter. There is a little bit of an artificial chocolate taste from the added flavoring as well, and perhaps just a hint of an alcoholic flavor?

It’s probably not something I would feel the need to buy, since it has no actual matcha in it and no caffeine. But I will enjoy the mini tin that I have!

The Bonne Maman jam for today is Purple Fig (Figue Violette) spread. I love fig jam! This is quite dark and purply in comparison to the usual golden color of fig. It has a deep, sweet flavor that reminds me a bit of dates in addition to figs. Yummy. I’ll have to make a cheese plate with the rest of this later!

Flavors: Alcohol, Artificial, Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee, Roasted, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
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Fig jam! That advent just gets better and better. :D

Cameron B.

But of course! You can’t have a French jam advent calendar without fig, after all. ;)

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