DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 4
I was happy to see this come out of the advent today, because a simple fruit flavor seemed like a good candidate for a plain preparation. I followed the instructions on the DAVIDsTEA website for a plain matcha, so used the whole packet for 16 ounces of warm water.
Honestly, this preparation just isn’t doing it for me. I feel like the matcha-to-water ratio is too low, as I can’t really taste that much of the matcha itself. What I do taste a lot of is sugar, and there’s too much of it for me when prepared this way. I guess the milk must help to mask it a little bit, as I didn’t find yesterday’s matcha overly sweet. The peach flavoring is very pleasant though, and tastes mostly like real peaches. The sugar does make it taste a bit candylike however. And I get the bitterness of the matcha at the end of the sip, without getting much of its more pleasant characteristics. Harrumph.
So I guess I’ll probably be adding milk to the majority of these then, after giving them a small taste partway through the preparation. I would make a more concentrated traditional preparation, but then it would be even sweeter, which sounds awful. I’m not sure if the amount of sugar varies with these flavored matchas or not…
On to the jam! Today it’s Seedless Raspberry Spread. A classic for sure, but still delicious. I don’t mind seeds in my jam, but it was pleasant how silkily this spread over the toast. This has a lovely rich raspberry flavor with a great balance of sweetness and tartness. Raspberry jam isn’t generally one of my ‘go-to’s but I’m finding it very tasty this morning!
And after eating the sweet jam, I can’t taste the sugar as much in the matcha! Perfect! XD
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIYX874AFsO/)
Flavors: Bitter, Candy, Grass, Peach, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet