I finally got through the big bag of Healing Butterfly Pumpkin Spice Matcha (I reviewed it before so didn’t bother to talk about it again as is my norm, but if you are curious, that review is here: https://steepster.com/mastressalita/posts/396837 ) and I have a few servings left of my “autumn smoothie mix” (frozen cubes of pumpkin, frozen sweet potato, and frozen green apples) so I went digging through my samplers to see what else I had that would probably go with fine, and saw this one.
I was never a fan of B&B’s Gingerbread Chai tea… so much so I gifted the bag of it I had off on others. I love ginger, but it has to be well grounded because I’m very spice sensitive; if it burns the back of my throat rather than just producing a gentle warmth, then there is too much ginger, and that was always what I got from Gingerbread Chai. It burned. I was worried the matcha would pretty much be a ginger bomb like the tea, so I opted to froth it in vanilla oat milk, to add some grounding sweetness.
I’m glad I did; I can tell if I had used regular oat milk, this probably would’ve been too strong in the spice department for me. With the sweetness of the vanilla oat milk there, though, the ginger is a bit more tamed; definitely still has a bit of a kick, but drinkable even for a spice wuss like myself. Hard to taste much else against the strong ginger, though… maybe a touch of cinnamon? I definitely can’t pick out any matcha flavor beneath the spice, which caused me to double check if it was even there or if this was another of their “not-matcha” powders (it is a matcha/rooibos blend, so it is there, but probably not very strong to begin with…)
Anyway, matcha is not an evening drink for me, so into the morning smoothie it went after sampling. Not as rounded of a spice mix as the Pumpkin Spice Matcha, but the ginger tastes fine paired with the pumpkin. I think I’ll use the other half of the sampler up with a peach smoothie tomorrow, since ginger and peach sounds good, too, and I have a few other things I think I can make work with the “autumn smoothie mix” (B&B’s Toffee Apple? DAVID’s Pumpkin Pie or Maple?)
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Spices, Spicy