DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 13
Wow, this had a powerful aroma when I pulled the little packet out of its drawer! I immediately knew what it was without even looking at the name. I will say, I’m surprised they’ve been doing so many desserty flavors in such close proximity. There was maple, vanilla, gingerbread, and now this one all in the span of a few days. Not that I mind, I would just think they would spread them out more…
Prepared this as a matcha au lait (patent pending). I used 8 ounces of warm water to 4 ounces of milk. Honestly, this flavor just didn’t sound appetizing to me to drink straight, so my mind went to latte immediately.
It’s pretty tasty! I’m pleased by the amount of salt here, it’s just enough to really enhance the caramel without being weirdly salty. Sometimes I find salted caramel things to be too salty, and at the point I feel it takes away from the taste of the caramel. This has a pleasant caramel flavor as well that doesn’t taste artificial, which is something I’ve had issues with in the past with caramel syrups and the like. The grassy matcha is hanging out in the background, though I would prefer it more in the forefront. I do get a little bite of bitterness at the end of the sip.
Probably wouldn’t buy this since I would rather drink matcha without milk and these have too much sugar for that, but would definitely recommend it to anyone who drinks a lot of matcha lattes.
As for the jam, today it’s Grapefruit-Dragon Fruit Spread! Which is hilarious, because I just bought a dragon fruit at the grocery store last night. I’ve never had one, and I wanted to try it for “science” ha ha. I haven’t eaten it yet, but it’ll be fun to see how it compares. The jam is delicious! I get a sweet honey note at first bite, which is unexpected. The grapefruit is scrumptious, bright and zingy but not bitter. I’m not sure about the dragon fruit, as the grapefruit is rather dominant. But there is a vague sweet fruitiness as well that rounds it out nicely. I wish they offered a grapefruit jam year-round, it’s like a yummier marmalade! :3
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIvvvDxAx9V/)
Flavors: Bitter, Butter, Caramel, Creamy, Grass, Salty, Sweet, Vegetal