Chilli Kale Matcha

Tea type
Matcha Tea
Ingredients
Matcha Green Tea
Flavors
Pepper, Spicy
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Iced 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “#advantageddon Day Four – 1/5 I’m come so close to ordering this matcha probably near a dozen times; it’s one of those flavours that I’m basically positive that I’m not going to like but that I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 12 Chili matcha?! Oh boy… Wow, they’re not kidding either – this has quite a kick of cayenne, even when prepared with milk. This is the sort of thing...” Read full tasting note
  • “356/365 Prepared this as a shot, since I wasn’t entirely sure how else to approach it. It didn’t seem like the kind of thing you’d drink as a hot latte, and I can’t drink matcha in water, so… I was...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Like lightly spiced Kale Chips, in a matcha mug!

A double whammy of green power in this blend of Japanese matcha green tea, curly leaf kale + a fiery kick of cayenne chilli to boot!

Ingredients
Japanese matcha green tea, kale, cayenne.

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#advantageddon Day Four – 1/5

I’m come so close to ordering this matcha probably near a dozen times; it’s one of those flavours that I’m basically positive that I’m not going to like but that I simultaneously feel like I just have to experience it!

It feels cathartic to finally be able to say I’ve tried it now. I made it up as a matcha shot first thing in the morning – very thick, very green and vegetal smelling. I could see the sediment in the shot glass as well; the DT Kale Matcha from a few years back did that really badly too; the kale just has a higher density and the grind isn’t as fine so the suspension settles so quickly.

Taste wise, I didn’t hate this but I didn’t love it either. However, as I said above I also really didn’t expect to like it at all so even just not hating it was still a pretty significant win. I couldn’t really taste the kale in the blend, at the concentration of a matcha shot all that vegetal, umami and bitter flavours just fade together. However, I certainly felt the heat of the chilli afterwards. Oof, that has a decent amount of heat to it!

Certainly an interesting way to start my advent teas today…

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Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 12

Chili matcha?! Oh boy…

Wow, they’re not kidding either – this has quite a kick of cayenne, even when prepared with milk.

This is the sort of thing that I can only imagine working as a shot, because who is going to sit there and drink any amount of very chili matcha…? It’s leaving a lingering burn down my throat and at the back of my mouth with each sip.

So it’s definitely not for me!

From Bonne Maman, today it’s Mirabelle Plum (Mirabelle) spread! I happen to love plum jam, so huzzah! I’ve never had a mirabelle plum, the closest thing would be Lupicia’s Kotobuki tea. This seems more subtle than a regular plum jam, but still has a lovely stonefruit flavor. Yummy.

Flavors: Pepper, Spicy

Preparation
Iced 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

That matcha sounds like the sort of thing that would only be useful as a terrible April Fool’s joke. The jam though… mmmmmm!

Cameron B.

B&B has some very strange matchas…

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356/365

Prepared this as a shot, since I wasn’t entirely sure how else to approach it. It didn’t seem like the kind of thing you’d drink as a hot latte, and I can’t drink matcha in water, so…
I was a little worried about this one, since I expected it to be very “green”, and that’s not usually my bag. In actuality, though, it’s a lot more palatable than I expected. The main flavour is chili, and there’s quite a burn! Not one for the faint of heart, but if you like your chili, then you need to try this. The kale is a really nice counterpoint, and not overly vegetal. It actually works really well as a combination, toning down the spice just a little, and providing something else to focus on as the chili heat builds…

The milk worked better than I thought it might. Creamy seems at odds with the flavour in theory, but not so in practice. The cool smoothness was really welcome. This is one I’d happily drink first thing on a morning, to help set me up for the day, or maybe with lunch if I’m flagging in the afternoon. It’s nice to have a matcha that’s not sweet; a fairly rare thing in the UK at the moment.

I didn’t think I’d like this one, but it’s actually a matcha I can see myself coming back to. Definitely worth a try!

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