DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 9
Ooh, another desserty one! I actually have a sample packet of this already that I haven’t opened – I think it was from a Sips by box? I hadn’t been drinking matcha much before this advent, so I just never got to it. Prepared this one with 8 ounces of warm water and 4 ounces of milk.
I feel like the matcha comes through a bit more in this flavor than in some of the others, and the flavoring seems slightly lighter. It’s a good thing, in my book. I don’t think I can really tell the difference between the coconut sugar in this one versus the usual cane sugar, especially with the milk added. There’s a light and sweet vanilla flavor here, I would assume it’s probably creamy as well but since I added milk, I can’t know that for sure. The sweetness level is about normal for these DAVIDsTEA flavored matchas, so far only the peach one has seemed really sweet.
Although I bet if I did add milk, I would find this one way too sweet as well… I’ll have to suck it up and try an all-water preparation again with the next flavor.
So for the Bonne Maman advent calendar, today’s jam is Rhubarb-Strawberry Spread. I quite like that rhubarb is first for once, and the rhubarb is quite strong in the jam as well. It starts off tasting like a slightly tart strawberry, and then the rhubarb comes forward more and more until the end is all rhubarb. A bit of strawberry comes back in the aftertaste. I love rhubarb and wish it were used more, so I find this one to be absolutely scrumptious! :3
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIlVZ7VAeAO/)
Flavors: Bitter, Broccoli, Creamy, Grass, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla, Vegetal