Iced Oat Milk Latte!
This was easily my favourite of the three new matcha latte instant mixes. From the moment I opened up the pouch the sweet, creamy strawberry aroma had won me over. It was kind of serving “strawberry shake” vibes and actually making it into an iced latte only amplified that.
The coworker that I’ve been sharing these Chamberlain teas with didn’t agree with me at all. Though we both thought the sweetness level of this flavour seemed the best balanced with, well, actual flavour she found the oat milk base to be kind of paste-like and said it made her mouth feel filmy. I didn’t really experience this, so there was nothing to detract from my own experience. I will be curious to see if I do pick up on it the next time I make this though – just because I was spared that experience one time does not mean I will be every time.
On the front of the package for all three flavours there’s a list of tasting notes. Something I find interesting in the case of this flavour and the lavender one is that they include very specific flavours that aren’t mentioned anywhere else such as the website, product copy, or ingredients list. For this one they say “citrus” so, before tasting, I thought this might have a loose strawberry lemonade sort of vibe. I really, really didn’t pick up citrus at all though…
Overall this is fine. Expect sweet, but for a quick mix I think it’s very serviceable. Still such a different product from the very impressive Vanilla and Mango matchas though, and my preference as a consumer would 100% be to see the company release more matcha in that style. If I had to guess, though, this probably sells much better with her existing customer base though. It makes sense as a line extension with the brand.