DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 16
Ohhh boy… I am almost guaranteed not to like this one. And the dry scent is quite sweet-perfumey, so that doesn’t bode well. I will say, I’m not sure I understand the person who decided the ordering of the teas in this calendar. Why would you put two such similar flavors next to each other? I would think more contrast between days would increase the likelihood for enjoyment. No?
Anyway, prepared this hot with 8 ounces of water and 4 ounces of milk. I did taste it before the milk, and promptly made a face and went ahead with adding it.
Blegh, I am not a fan. It’s very sweet and very floral. I do get lavender, but also some other floral notes, and they taste very perfumey to me. The bitterness of the matcha is probably making this worse, but it has an almost chemical floral flavor. I do feel like I taste more honey than yesterday.
The combination of sweet + heady floral + bitter is really just bringing out the worst perfumey flavor for me. Nope, nope, nope!
On to happier things, also known as jam! Today it’s Raspberry-Lychee Spread, which I could not have been more excited to see. I think if you told me this was plain raspberry jam, I would absolutely believe you. I can taste a bit of lychee if I really think about it, but it’s definitely very much in the background. Either that or raspberry and lychee just blend so well that I can’t taste them separately anymore… XD
ETA: I think I’m tasting the lychee more and more as I eat this, yum! And I tried the matcha after the jam to cut the sweetness, better but still like drinking perfume…
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3UsUyAU_Z/)
Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Floral, Honey, Lavender, Perfume, Sugar, Sweet