Swampthing Matcha

Tea type
Matcha White Tea
Ingredients
Lavender, Matcha Green Tea, Natural Lime Flavor, Natural Pear Flavor, Nettle, White Tea
Flavors
Banana, Creamy, Grass, Lavender, Lime, Smooth, Sweet
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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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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Swampy super-greens + spirulina with a twist of lime + lavender

A potion of weird & wonderful flavours, our lavender, lime and pear matcha will undoubtedly be a fave. Why ‘swampthing’? Not all magical things are unicorn shaped… This matcha resembles Shrek’s swamp water but don’t judge a brew by its colour! One cup packs double the antioxidants… with spirulina AND matcha!

Ingredients
Japanese matcha green tea, spirulina, nettle, natural lime & pear flavouring granules, lavender

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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

Preparation
Iced 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kawaii433

I love the name lol. Sounds delicious too. :)

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361/365

Made this one up as a shot, since I’m having a lot of success with that recently. It’s also quick and easy to prepare on a morning, which is when I tend to need matcha most! I’m not sure why this is called swampthing – there’s certainly nothing particularly swampy about it, in terms of colour, scent, or taste. It’s described as lavender & lime, which gave me pause, but the initial flavour reminded me more of Skittles than anything. Or Starburst, maybe. The green ones, mostly, which would make sense, but not exclusively by any means. There’s a kind of tangy, fruity, sweetness that’s reminiscent of fruit flavoured candy generally – but I’m okay with that!

I get a lot of lime from this, in a tangy, candy-like sort of way. I don’t get much lavender at all, which is fine by me. The thought of floral matcha scares me a bit. I hadn’t expected to get along with this one, but it’s actually really nice. A good surprise, for once! This is another matcha I’d be happy to add to my morning repertoire – which, thanks to Bird & Blend and their sudden explosion of flavoured matcha releases – only seems to keep expanding!

Facebook reminded me this morning that today marks one year since I began my challenge. I’m happy that I haven’t slipped too much – only by 4 days or so, thanks to colds, new jobs, and general life stress. This year has gone so quickly, though! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas already! Today is also my first work-at-home day, which I’m thoroughly appreciating. Peace, quiet, no commuting, no phones…I’m so glad I finally put the effort into changing job this year. My new one isn’t perfect, but it’s way better than my old one and I’m a lot happier for it. Hopefully next year will be an equally positive one!

ashmanra

What challenge are you celebrating? Congrats on the first day working at home! Peace and quiet are precious!

Scheherazade

My 365 days of tea :)

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