Only a few of these advent matcha samplers left! Full packet wisked in plain oat milk, cold.
I thought the Gingerbread Matcha tasted like buttermilk pancakes, and I think this one tastes like gingerbread! I have had a Pumpkin Spice matcha from Heavenly Butterfly, but it was a pumpkin spice matcha, ergo, a spice blend. I wasn’t getting much of a spice element in this one… or what was there was just countered so heavily by the sugary sweetness that I think that’s why my brain went to gingerbread cookies. I do think calling it “Pumpkin Pie” is accurate enough given the level of sweetness and more subdued spice note, but I still expected a little more of the spice element to “pop” from pumpkin pie, I guess? I did like what I was getting… a sweet cakey/cookie with a mild and very sweet spice note in the background. Still can’t taste the matcha!
I definitely liked the Pumpkin Spice matcha better for terms of smoothie blending. This flavor holds fine as a solo latte, but tastes a little weird trying to mix it with anything else. Since the spices were the main element in the other matcha, I could put it in smoothies with pumpkin, apple, or peaches and get a pretty bomb smoothie. This sweet cakey flavor mixed with peaches is a little distracting… it’s like I’m getting peach cobbler in one bite, pumpkin pie in another.
Only Salted Caramel and Cherry Blossom to go! I think I can safely say at this point I prefer the “floral” flavors the most, followed by the “sweet/desserty” flavors, since the heavy sweetness used in these just works for me better in those. However, I prefer (most) of the desserty flavors as straight lattes, while enjoy the fruity flavors as smoothie mixers. I don’t really jive with the fruity flavors as plain lattes, since they come off a little too sweet for me.
Flavors: Cookie, Creamy, Pastries, Spices, Sweet