Apple & Pears Matcha

Tea type
Fruit Matcha White Blend
Ingredients
Apple, Beet Root, Matcha Green Tea, Natural Flavours, White Tea
Flavors
Apple, Bitter, Candy, Grass, Pear, Roasted, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Iced 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 16 I figured this is a good one to try with water instead of soy milk. Apple and pear sounds refreshing and crisp. So I prepared 1 teaspoon of matcha...” Read full tasting note
  • “354/365 If you’ve seen my photo on Facebook, you’ll know this turns out the most unattractive colour – for a drink – known to man. It’s brown. Beige-brown, admittedly, but still. I wasn’t sure how...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another matcha that I mixed with chia and cold water, as a “breakfast drink” of sorts. I actually really enjoyed this one – even though I was a touch heavy handed with the amount of matcha I used...” Read full tasting note
    89

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Apple and pears is a juicy, fruity matcha made in heaven!

The zingy, pingy, refreshingly fruity matcha! Delicious hot, as a latte or makes the perfect pear-ing with ice!

Ingredients
Japanese matcha green tea, beetroot, dehydrated apple powder (preservative sulphur dioxide), natural flavouring granules.

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4 Tasting Notes

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Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 16

I figured this is a good one to try with water instead of soy milk. Apple and pear sounds refreshing and crisp. So I prepared 1 teaspoon of matcha with 8 ounces of 175° water. I was very surprised by the dark red/brown color! Apparently there’s beetroot powder in here.

Hmm. Well I like the added flavoring in this one. It’s definitely apple & pear candies, with a likeness to green apple Jolly Ranchers. I’m surprised that even prepared this way, the matcha doesn’t have much of a flavor to it. I get a light roasted green tea note that reminds me of bancha. Maybe a little bit of wet grass?

There is a big wallop of bitterness at the end of the sip, though, and some astringency. Unfortunately I don’t really have anything to compare this to, since I generally have my matcha with milk. So I’ll leave off a rating until I try the rest of this one that way.

The Bonne Maman jam for today is Rhubarb (Rhubarbe) spread. I do like rhubarb, though it’s not super common here in the States. My grandmother makes strawberry-rhubarb pies, which is why I’m familiar with it.

This is very tasty though! A nice balance of sweet and tart with a lovely rhubarb flavor. Nom.

Flavors: Apple, Bitter, Candy, Grass, Pear, Roasted, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
tea-sipper

Oo a plain rhubarb jam!

ashmanra

I must find the Bonne Maman advent calender for next year!

Cameron B.

@ashmanra – It was available on Amazon, so that’s an easy option.

Kittenna

You have a jam advent calendar too? That’s fantastic. I want one. All I have is my homemade tea one and Lego!

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354/365

If you’ve seen my photo on Facebook, you’ll know this turns out the most unattractive colour – for a drink – known to man. It’s brown. Beige-brown, admittedly, but still. I wasn’t sure how this one would work hot, so I prepared it as a shot; ¼ tsp whisked into cold milk. Despite appearances, it tastes nice. It actually reminds me of Haribo tangfastics – the apple and pear flavours are super artificial, but I actually quite like it. It’s sweet and candy-like, and (really speaking) not at all like matcha. There’s no hint of green tea here, which is a bonus if strong, grassy matcha scares you. I know it does me.

I had the same problem with this one that I’ve had with most Bird & Blend matchas – it blends well initially, but seems to separate out pretty quickly. There’s also a strong carob flavour, and it has those white flavouring “beads” that confused me so much when I first tried their Salted Caramel Matcha. It’s a little powdery in terms of texture, maybe exacerbated by my preparation method. I suppose in a shot, there’s a fairly high matcha to milk ratio. The quantity of milk would obviously be much greater in a latte.

I’m happy with it on the whole, though. It’s a matcha I can see myself drinking on a morning, and I could do with some of that at the moment!

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8041 tasting notes

Another matcha that I mixed with chia and cold water, as a “breakfast drink” of sorts. I actually really enjoyed this one – even though I was a touch heavy handed with the amount of matcha I used it had a lovely freshness and sweetness to it and both apple/pear flavours were really clear/vibrant/non-competitive. Some grassyness from the matcha itself, but it fit well with the orchard fruits. More of a “red apple” with that sweet, dewy quality than more tart green apple. Succulent. Maybe even a touch creamy from the pear!? Felt very much like a breakfast appropriate flavor.

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