Day 19 of 24 Days of Matcha
Ick! It was okay at first but then the chemical aftertaste hits and its so gross.
“Day 19 of 24 Days of Matcha Ick! It was okay at first but then the chemical aftertaste hits and its so gross.” Read full tasting note
“Got a tin of this in the sale and I’m excited to try my first flavored matcha from DT. The instructions were a bit confusing as it looked like they wanted a LOT of matcha for one cup something...” Read full tasting note
“Last matcha sample, and actually, my favorite. The gingerbread direction is super clear in the flavoring. Ginger is the strongest flavor, but you also get something like molasses so that it all...” Read full tasting note
“It’s a chilly morning, and if my head barometer is as accurate as it usually is, I think we are getting snow today! So I decided to make this as a straight latte this morning. I deviated slightly...” Read full tasting note
How it tastes
Sweet, spicy and heartwarming, with all the comforting flavour of gingerbread
Sweet, spicy & heartwarming. Inspired by the comforting flavours of freshly baked gingerbread, this energizing all-natural matcha green tea is the coziest way to get your daily dose. Try it as a frothy green tea latte topped with a dash of cinnamon a holiday treat that’s as delicious as it is comforting.
Cane sugar, Matcha green tea, Natural gingerbread flavouring.
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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Got a tin of this in the sale and I’m excited to try my first flavored matcha from DT.
The instructions were a bit confusing as it looked like they wanted a LOT of matcha for one cup something like 5-6 spoonfuls for a 16oz mug. I just decided to do a more normal preparation and see how it goes. It’s very watered down tasting so maybe it does need a lot more matcha. That’s a bummer considering the price but I do get a bit of gingerbread flavor and it’s really nice.
Last matcha sample, and actually, my favorite. The gingerbread direction is super clear in the flavoring. Ginger is the strongest flavor, but you also get something like molasses so that it all comes together perfectly. I can also taste the matcha a little, but it all works together. I’d love a somehow decaf version of this!
It’s a chilly morning, and if my head barometer is as accurate as it usually is, I think we are getting snow today! So I decided to make this as a straight latte this morning. I deviated slightly from my smoothie preparation in that I used twice as much milk (two cups instead of one, as I wanted a big ol’ mug) and the milk was warmed in the milk frother.
This smells like buttermilk pancakes to me! I’m also getting a bit of a spice note, most notably cinnamon. It also tastes like buttermilk pancakes to me, if you dusted them in spices instead of using syrup. There is just something sort of cakey/buttery about the flavor to me. The spices are sweet rather than biting, and I taste cinnamon, ginger, and possibly a hint of nutmeg? I definitely can see gingerbread in this, but I think that really strong melted butter taste I’m getting mid-sip is what makes this taste more like a stack of pancakes. I am not tasting the matcha itself in this one, though… In the others where I got hints of the matcha I used much less milk, which I’m sure did make a difference. If I squint there is a subtle vegetal bite hidden beneath the spice, but then the spice coats my mouth with warmth and sweetness and it vanishes almost as quickly as I noticed it.
In any event, I really like this! It’s very warm and satisfying, and a flavor profile like this fits the level of sweetness I typically find in these matchas.
Flavors: Butter, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Pastries, Spices, Sweet
DavidsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar 2020 – Day 12
Backlog from the weekend – this one was…interesting lol. I didn’t really know what to expect in a gingerbread matcha…the smell whisking it up was not a resounding endorsement. I found it very spicy while whisking and a bit weird since it’s a matcha. But the flavored redeemed it a bit in my eyes – it was a smooth, cookie like, lightly ginger flavored sweet beverage. I finished my cup pretty easily. Maybe not my first choice of matcha, but definitely a unique one! Will finish my sample with no complaints, although definitely will do it during the holidays – can’t picture having this not around Christmas haha.
Prepared in the usual method, 175 degree water, whisk, top up with hot water, drink.
DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 12
I made this as a latte and I don’t like it. At first I thought I did because I got rich molasses and baked goods and ginger from it. But that ginger dissolves to the grassy matcha and this just ends up taking on too much of an odd dirt/grass/milk combo and I am not a fan.
DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar – Day 12
Halfway through advents already?! NOOOOOOOOO!
But seriously, I will miss having these little surprise tea gifts to open every day. Although I imagine it will be nice to be able to choose all of my teas and get in more sipdowns…
So I prepared this as a cold latte, whisking it with warm water and then pouring over ice with an equal-ish amount of milk. It didn’t quite all fit in my chosen glass, so I set some of the matcha-water mix aside. And I’m glad too, because I got distracted and let a lot of the ice melt in my latte, which watered it down (please note that this always happens when I have drinks with ice in them…). So I added some milk to the leftover matcha and now I have a nice little cup to sip on while writing this!
So I tried this straight and it mostly just tasted like powdered ginger to me, not really like gingerbread cookies at all. The milk does help to add a bit of cookie-ness, but still mostly ginger. I will say this one seems a bit less sweet to me, which is a positive. I’m not getting a ton of matcha flavor, just a touch of grassiness, but I think the ginger is probably overpowering it. There’s not much bitterness here either, for what it’s worth.
So definitely not my favorite, it’s a good one for lattes though because of the strong flavor.
So for jam, today it’s Cherry-Blackberry Spread. Yum, sounds scrumptious. I had a hard time spreading this one, it was a bit thin and didn’t want to cover very well because of the crushed berries. I think the blackberry has the upper hand here, despite the name. I get a delicious rich blackberry flavor with just a little bit of tart cherry. It’s delicious, but I think a little more cherry would be nice, otherwise it’s hard to tell it’s not just a blackberry jam!
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CItKDkWgMAT/)
Flavors: Ginger, Grass, Spicy, Sugar, Sweet
Mmmmmm. Enjoying this as an oat milk latte topped with whipped cream this morning and it is wonderful. With the oat milk, the ‘cookie’ notes become much more pronounced, and the spiciness is mellowed out. It’s warm, cozy, and festive. Like most of DavidsTea’s matcha, it’s pretty sweet, but I prefer my flavored teas on the sweet side, so I don’t mind it.