A Berry Frui-tea July! I decided to finally try out one of the flavored matchas from the tiny little matcha sampler tins I picked up from my last Bird & Blend (back when they were still Bluebird) order. I decided to go with the Super Matcha, since it is blueberry flavored and I’m going for the whole fruity theme.
Since I still haven’t endeavored to learn to whisk my own matcha yet, I typically put the half teaspoon of matcha and a half cup of 175 degree water into my milk frother (without the frothing attachment so it’ll just mix with the centrifugal force) on the “cold” setting (since the water has already been heated in my kettle). After the matcha is done, I transfer it to my mug, then put about a cup of vanilla almond milk into the milk frother, and let that run on the “warm” setting, add that to the mug, and give the mug a vigorous spoon-stir. I also added about half a teaspoon of honey to this latte.
The result of this matcha latte was blueberry muffin in a cup. It was very thick, rich, and creamy, and I was surprised it had such a strong, full blueberry flavor that lingered on the roof of my mouth, very sweet, with the slightest touch of berry tanginess, and reminescent of blueberry pancake syrup. The vanilla in the milk and touch of honey sweetness just added to the pastry-like flavor of the cup. It was really nice! I wasn’t really picking up any of the grassier notes of matcha, but then, I also made this cup with a lot of sweet additives, so that is what I was going for here. I don’t really have any complaints about how it turned out, at all.
Flavors: Blueberry, Pancake Syrup, Pastries, Sweet