Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 18
I’m up early this morning. I blame jet lag. At least it’s a reasonable time – sometimes after we get home from Europe, my boyfriend wakes up at 4-5:00 for a week, LOL! So 7:00 is perfectly reasonable as far as I’m concerned…
I’ve no idea why they called this one “swampthing”. Yes, it’s green, but matcha is normally green… I would expect brown with this name. (shrug) Prepared with 8 ounces of plain soy milk for 1 teaspoon of matcha.
This one is very lightly flavored, which surprised me. Upfront, I mostly taste the matcha, and its creamy and sweet flavor sort of reminds me of banana for some reason. There is some soft grassiness as well. The lime comes out in the middle and end of the sip, and it does taste of actual lime juice to me. The lavender is even lighter, and only detectable in the aftertaste for me. I don’t really get pear at all.
It’s good, I’m just surprised at how lightly flavored it is, even in comparison to their other citrus matchas. I’ll have to try this one with water next time.
From Bonne Maman, today it’s Raspberry-Redcurrant (Framboise-Groseille) spread. I had their strawberry-redcurrant version previously in the calendar, and commented that I’d like to see a plain redcurrant jam as I don’t really have a good idea of what redcurrant tastes like. This mostly tastes of raspberry, with perhaps just a touch of something extra. There’s also a little hint of floral at the end?
It’s extremely delicious, but I’m not sure I would know that it wasn’t just raspberry jam.
Flavors: Banana, Creamy, Grass, Lavender, Lime, Smooth, Sweet