DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 14
Ooh, well this is an exciting flavor. I happen to love yuzu, especially in green tea, for its sharp lemon/grapefruit-like flavor and its yummy evergreen notes. So yuzu matcha sounds like a good combination to me! Prepared this straight with 12 ounces of warm water.
Wow, this is a strongly flavored one! The citrus just punches you right in the face, hah. I’m not sure I would know right away that it’s yuzu, versus just lemon. I get some some of the pine notes at the end of the sip, though.
My issue with this is the sugar is really odd with the other flavors IMO. It takes something that should be aromatic and fresh, and makes it taste like Country Time lemonade mix. The yuzu/lemon and matcha combination has an almost savory note due to the umami in the matcha and the pine in the yuzu, and the sugar just doesn’t go with it and tastes very cloying.
Nope, not for me.
Almost forgot the jam! :O
Today it’s Orange-Cinnamon Spread. Now, I am not a marmalade lover, it’s always too bitter for me. But I think the cinnamon really helps in that regard, because this was much more enjoyable! The cinnamon adds a lovely warmth and sweetness and really makes it taste like a holiday jam. :3
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIyI3bGAi3z/)
Flavors: Citrus, Grass, Lemon, Pine, Seaweed, Spinach, Sugar, Sweet, Tart, Umami, Vegetal