Iced Oat Milk Latte!
If the strawberry was my favourite and the blue my least, then this new instant matcha latte mix from Chamberlain is right smack dab in the middle.
As I said in their respective tasting notes, I thought the blue flavour was lacking flavour and the strawberry was very flavourful. So, with that in mind I think this one gets it half right. It does taste like lavender, but the flavour is a little weak and it’s also just not very good. If I’m drinking a lavender tea I want that note to be either soft and very soothing or very fresh, aromatic and floral to evoke a feeling of Springtime. This was a bit muddied and kind of made me think more of dried lavender that would be pressed in an old book. Not necessarily the worst association to lavender I can think of (at least it wasn’t soapy), but that’s definitely the WRONG vibe for a latte…
Also, my coworker who has been trying these matcha latte mixes with me had previously expressed that she found the oat milk in the strawberry sort of paste-like. I hadn’t really experienced that quality when I tried the strawberry, but with this flavour I did very much get that filmy sensation on my mouth after each sip that she’d described to me. I didn’t much like that.
EDIT: The front of the package also mentions “mint” as a tasting note for this blend even though there’s nothing on the website, product copy, or ingredients to imply that it should taste of mint. I didn’t personally taste mint at all either, so I just find it kind of a weird front of packaging call out.