DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 18
Happy Friday, everyone! I was excited to see this one out of the advent this morning, as I tend to enjoy coffee-flavored teas and it seems like the roasty flavor would go well with matcha. Prepared as a matcha au lait with 8 ounces of warm water and 4 ounces of warm milk.
I think this may be my favorite of the advent so far? Although the maple was also good. I don’t know if it’s just my imagination or the way the flavors combine, but this tastes less sweet to me than usual. I know it has coconut nectar instead of cane sugar, so not sure if that’s the difference?
Anyway, I love the combination of the roasty coffee flavor with the matcha, it really blends well with the sort of toasted seaweed umami notes. The chocolate part is fairly present as well, and ups the sweetness a bit. I do taste the matcha, which is a big plus for me, and there’s just a hint of bitterness at the end of the sip. Really like this one, and would consider ordering it… The rating is awful, which is surprising, maybe people didn’t like the stronger umami note? (shrugs)
For jam, we have Cherry-Christmas Spice Spread, which sounds amazing. I love cherry jam, and have has Bonne Maman’s before so I know it’s yummy. Yum, this is so good. A lovely rich but somewhat tart cherry flavor with warming spices – definitely cinnamon and clove at the least. It’s reminding me strongly of something specific, and I’m annoyed that I can’t recall what it is… Hmm… But I wish this was at least a seasonal flavor that they offered!
ETA: I think it’s reminding me of apple butter, but with cherry instead of apple?
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI8bVHGAmpT/)
Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Grass, Roasted, Seaweed, Spinach, Sweet, Toasted, Umami, Vegetal