My body is clearly trying to fight off a virus because I slept in until 12:30pm two days in a row now. The almost there body aches and fatigue and mildly sore throat are wearing off so maybe it was worth it after all. There goes half my weekend though.
I’ve had this matcha for quite a while now. I think I purchased it last winter when Red Leaf started with their 5 + 2 free deals and what not. Love Irish Cream so who wouldn’t want a matcha that tasted like it?
For the record, I ordered the basic grade along with the “There’s Matcha in There?!” level flavouring, because I wanted the Irish Cream to be loud and proud.
When I opened the packet, I’ll admit that it smells a lot like the other creamy flavoured matchas, such as Caramel, English Toffee, etc. Is my nose really that dull? But I have such a trained one! So I’m stumped.
I’ve tried it a couple times now, trying to coax out the flavours. The first time I tried it, I prepared it hot with around half a cup of vanilla soy milk and a touch of brown sugar. I realized this wasn’t fair because of the already vanilla flavoured soy milk, especially after I tasted it and realized that the concoction tasted almost exactly like how the French Vanilla tastes when I make it in this same way.
Ok, so time to make it with a neutral milk. This morning—well, afternoon—I opted for half-and-half instead, so the concoction this time around was half a cup of hot water, combined with a couple teaspoons of cream, then half a teaspoon of brown sugar. Definitely took care of the “generic” (I’ll call it that now since the vanilla soy milk does make everything taste the same) vanilla soy flavour, but I swear this still tastes reminiscent of the other creamy flavoured matchas I mentioned earlier. I mean, it’s super yummy (all of the ones mentioned are) but not sure if it would be worth having all of them in your cupboard/fridge at the same time. I just don’t get an authentic Irish Cream flavour from it. But what I do really like it’s is super smooth, and a wonderful choice for an autumn day.
Next up: cold latte, maybe in a few days when I’m feeling better (and maybe I’ll slip in some Biscotti Bailey’s to kick it up a notch…)
But if you’re curious about Irish Cream, like the flavour, and want to try something different than, say, the nutty, fruity, or vanilla ones, definitely give this one a shot: