After a long three-week wait, my very first Red Leaf order has finally made it to my doorstep! I’m always eager to try anything vanilla, so this was a must. And French vanilla? Sold. Automatically.
I actually haven’t had any matcha in a couple years, so I thought I would start out my flavoured matcha journey with the regular, Classic (basic grade). Seeing that I love vanilla, I also opted for robust flavour, because I can never get enough of that creamy French vanilla.
I decided to make a cold matcha frappé. I blended three ice cubes, about 1 tsp of French Vanilla matcha, ¼ cup of So Delicious coconut milk, ¾ cup of water, and a tsp of sugar. I wanted to add some honey instead but I had zero patience for it since it’s crystallized. I want my matcha fix now!
The result? Like how I’d imagine drinking a liquefied French vanilla matcha cupcake with shreds of coconut on top would be like. The coconut milk is the perfect ingredient for this. The green matcha has a delicate flavor. Slightly vegetal, but not bitter at all, and the flavor of the vanilla makes me think of sheer royalty. Actually, I’ll admit that I would have liked a little more flavour. Don’t get me wrong, the vanilla in it is obvious, but I was just hoping for a little extra vanilla oomph from the robust flavour option.
The viscosity of the matcha frappé was also a pleasant surprise. It’s a very filling beverage, and seeing that I’ll have to spend a lot of late nights on university-related stuff, I’m planning on keeping this close by for an energy boost. If you’d like to get your hands on some velvety French vanilla matcha, please do so here:
Did I mention I just drank three glasses of matcha over the past couple hours?