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So I picked up the autumn sampler pack of these Matcha au Lait mixes at the Lupicia store in Honolulu, because pretty packaging and yay autumn things! It came with plain, caramel, and chestnut flavors. It seems like this plain one is just matcha with some sugar added.
They give instructions for preparing it in the microwave, but I’m not really a hot latte fan these days, so I prepared it iced. I added just enough warm water to dissolve the sugar (which seemed like it was superfine, and dissolved very quickly) and then topped it up with cold oat milk for 150ml of liquid total, and poured over ice.
I’m honestly very surprised at how not-that-sweet it is, especially at this concentration. Every other sweetened matcha I’ve had has been too sweet for me, but this one is actually nice. It’s similar to the amount of sweetener I would add to an iced latte myself.
The matcha flavor is nice and strong due to the relatively small amount of liquid, and it’s grassy with a touch of bitterness at the end of the sip. Nothing amazing for sure, but it makes for a pleasant morning beverage. Excited to try the flavored ones!
Flavors: Bitter, Creamy, Freshly Cut Grass, Grassy, Nori, Sweet, Vegetal