This is the first “straight” matcha I’ve tried from Bluebird, mostly because I’m just starting to discover their matcha collection. Their flavoured matcha is awesome, but it’s always nice to get a point of reference from an unflavoured variety. This one isn’t their normal base for flavoured matcha, though, I don’t think. I’m guessing that’s probably their mixology matcha.
Anyway, I made this one up last night initially as a latte. It’s very grassy, although smooth and palatable for all that. It’s also more savoury than I was expecting, which struck a slightly odd balance with the sweetish, full-fat milk. I think a different milk would probably be a good idea, when I drink this one again. Either that, or I try and sweeten the whole affair so that it seems more in tune.
One thing that did bother me was the powdery quality. I found it with their Ice Cream Matcha, although not to the same extent. It was definitely worse here. I know it’s not my whisking, because that’s thorough these days – I know the pitfalls of not whisking enough from previous experience, shall we say. That’s my only complaint, though. Otherwise, it’s a tasty, quality matcha (although I still prefer flavoured!)